Deborah Zara Kobylt is an award-winning journalist best known for her work on CNN, Fox11 Los Angeles, KCAL9 News, Turner Entertainment, and Deborah Kobylt LIVE, a successful video/audio podcast. Deborah believes everyone has a story to tell, and because of her keen interest in people and community, her guests feel relaxed enough to reveal what they might not tell anyone else. And that’s her gift as a journalist and storyteller.
Born in New Jersey, she currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, John Kobylt, a successful radio talk show host, her three amazing sons, and a menagerie of animals. Deborah enjoys hiking, travel, biking, and writing. She’s also a fierce competitor and completed the NYC and LA Marathons. Her passion is to promote women’s causes, mental health, veterans, and animal causes.
Dr. Frieda Birnbaum, Author, "Life Begins at 60:
Please welcome world renowned psychologist Dr. Frieda Birnbaum, whose book, “Life Begins at 60” has literally changed views around the globe about aging, particularly for women. In fact, Dr. Frieda holds the record for giving birth to twins at the age of 60!
We talk anout changing views on aging, marriage, motherhood, and reinventing ourselves at any age. Dr. Frieda blasts age-old stereotypes, pointing out, “Ageism needs to be redefined. Middle age? That sounds like it's completely down hill! NO, I call it 'Peak age.' 'Grandma' is now someone who travels and goes on trips, not sitting home in a rocking chair waiting for her kids to call. 'Retirement' is now a second career, not sitting in a home waiting for visitors.”
All true. We’ll discuss this, and how women of a certain age are normalizing work and play into their senior years, and looking gorgeous doing it. How do we break down barriers and how society views older women? We talk about that, and certain behaviors towards women that have been used to hold us back. And there’s more. Much more.
Please join me on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE. Looking for that next move in life? Our interview may be the place to start. Looking forward to hearing from everyone.
Kelly Anne Manuel, Author
Imagine writing 27 books, with illustrations, in 14 days, having never published anything before. Meet Kelly Anne Manuel, author, who joins us today to talk about a pivotal moment in her life where she decided to start writing, and couldn't stop!
Kelly Anne is also an eternal optimist who worked at a preschool, in the corporate world, and as a property manager before trying her hand at writing. Her books are now published as poems, primarily for children, with a beautiful message in each read. Let's just say her books capture her inner child, and they've caught on globally.
Kelly Anne will talk about her inspiration, and how writing has changed the direction in her life, in more ways than one! Please tune in to our discussion on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE, and invite your friends, too. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt. Thanks for tuning in!
Treva Brandon Scharf, Author, “Done Being Single, A Late Bloomer’s Guide To Love.”
Any late bloomers out there when it comes to love, relationships, and dating? Then meet guest Treva Brandon Scharf, author, “Done Being Single, A Late Bloomer’s Guide To Love.”
Treva was born and raised in Beverly Hills by two Hollywood talent agents who divorced. She admits to having been a commitment-phobe, serial dater who tried marriage for the first time at 51. Did it work out? You’ll have to tune in to find out.
There’s a lot to talk about, like her advice about dating pre and post 40, we’ll be talking the best dating apps for any age, simple ways to meet significant your other, and much more.
Treva is a gifted blogger and writer, and also talks about her own dating life, which is quite interesting to say the least! This is part self-help/dating advice, part memoir and definitely part research to help you in your search for love.
Please join us on #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all video and audio platforms, and invite your friends, too. Have a question for Treva? Leave it in the comments below or DM me and I’ll get them to her. Thanks for joining us! #DeborahZaraKobylt
Marianna Gatto, Taste of Italy & Founder,Italian American Museum of Los Angeles
Taste of Italy is back! Join us in DTLA on Sept. 23 for THE premiere Italian Food and Wine event in Los Angeles, featuring award-winning restaurants & wineries, fantastic LIVE entertainment, and some celeb guests, too! This is on of my favorite events in LA all year!
Today, we speak with Taste of Italy creator and founder of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, Marianna Gatto, telling us all about this upscale food and wine tasting event, which also benefits arts and educational programming for youth at #IAMLA.
According to Marianna, #TasteOfItaly provides an opportunity to connect with some of SoCal’s most interesting, well-traveled, cross-cultural audiences, including philanthropists, celebs, influencers, and dignitaries. Not to mention some of the top restaurants and award-winning wines in the world. Tickets available at IAMLA.org
Please find our full interview with Marianna on all #LittleItalyPodcast, #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast, & #DeborahKobyltLIVE video and audio platforms. And please invite your friends, too. Looking forward to chatting with my friend, and talking all about this magnificent event that bring the entire city a little closer
Addi Somekh, International Balloon Hat Maker
Meet Addi Somekh, a self-taught balloon artist who has been twisting balloons around the globe for over 30 years, and I’m honored to welcome him to our show.
In addition to creating large-scale balloon sculptures, flowers, hats, and just about anything you can think of, Addi also wrote, “Inflatable Planet,” along with Charles Eckert, which is a stunning photographic portrait of his many travels around the globe
where he’s delighted generations of people with his balloon art.
Addi is also is a university philosophy instructor and musician. He joins us to not just talk about his work, but also his beliefs in the universal power of joy and laughter, which his balloon art has brought to so many around the world.
Please join us for our full interview on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE, and invite your friends, too. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt, and I’m happy you’ll be joining us today. Please invite your friends, too❤️
John Frank Levey, Casting Director and Author, "Right for the Role"
During this down time with the SAG/AFTRA & Writers Guild strike, many actors and writers are honing their skills so they can come back stronger than ever. Please welcome John Frank Levey to our show, four-time Emmy-winning casting director and
author, “Right For The Role,“ who joins us to talk about tricks of the trade and how to stand out when auditioning for any role.
John has cast for some of TV’s most iconic shows, including ER, The West Wing, Shameless, China Beach, in addition to dozens of TV series and movies, video games, feature films, digital series, and more, so he knows what studios are looking for. And even though the business may be changing with AI and other technologies, good acting can never be replicated.
John’s book isn’t just for folks in the business. It’s for anyone looking to present his or her best when preparing for an interview or even walking into a room. And he’s got LOTS of stories from his many years in the business, so you won’t want to miss this.
Please join our full interview on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE, and invite your friends, too. I’m your