Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Dr. Drew welcomes Lauren Sivan as Co-Host of “Dr. Drew Midday Live

Airing Weekdays in Los Angeles and Now in San Francisco

LOS ANGELES, CA, January XX, 2018  Cumulus Media announces that Los Angeles television anchor, reporter and pop culture observer, Lauren Sivan, joined nationally known medical expert and media personality Dr. Drew Pinsky as Co-Host of the daily News Talk radio show, Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan. The three-hour program debuted this week and features a blend of Dr. Drew’s and Sivan’s takes on the news of the day, mixed with expert advice and counseling, celebrity and newsmaker interviews and listener interaction. Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan airs live Monday through Friday from 12Noon-3pm on Cumulus Media-Los Angeles News Talk station Talk Radio 790/KABC Radio and from 1pm-3pm in a live simulcast on Cumulus Media-San Francisco News Talk station KGO 810.
Sivan has made regular appearances on KABC Radio as fill-in co-host with Dr. Drew (in Middays) and John Phillips (in Afternoon Drive), and has anchored the news in Morning Drive on McIntyre in the Morning. She also hosted a “KABC Friday Night Special” in 2016. Sivan previously anchored the KTTV FOX 11 5 O'Clock News in Los Angeles, and reported for FOX 11 and for Good Day LA. A native New Yorker and a graduate of the George Washington University with degrees in Journalism and Political Science, Slivan began her broadcast news career in 2003 as morning anchor and reporter for WETM-18 News in Elmira, NY. Two years later she was hired in her hometown as evening anchor for News 12 Long Island and in 2008 she became the overnight, breaking news anchor for the FOX News Channel in New York City. She has reported for FOX News Channel shows including The FOX Report with Shepard Smith and On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, hosted The Strategy Room on, and has been a regular panelist on the FOX News Channel’s late night show Red Eye. In addition, Sivan has covered entertainment news for Extra and TV Guide Network. Prior to her on-air career, she spent six years as a producer with the FOX News Channel, working on shows including Fox News Sunday and Fox & Friends

Dr. Drew said: “I’m looking forward to working with Lauren and connecting with listeners to talk about life issues, the politics of life and anything that helps listeners improve their personal situations. There is no better place than the legendary KABC and KGO 810 to engage and interact with the people in Los Angeles and San Francisco.”
Sivan said: “I am thrilled to join Dr. Drew as co-host, and to launch the next generation of this dynamic and engaging show. As a broadcast journalist, I love being able to talk with Dr. Drew and our listeners every day about issues that are relevant and topical – and often controversial. It’s a great pleasure to not only tell stories on the show, but to break them down and hear what people are really thinking and what really matters to them.”

Dawn Girocco, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Los Angeles, said: “Dr. Drew and Lauren have a unique chemistry- challenging, honest, and always entertaining. Both bring a world of varied experiences and distinctive perspectives to the show, and are already getting positive listener response in L.A. and San Francisco.”

About Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan
Dr. Drew Pinsky partners with Lauren Sivan in hosting Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan on Talk Radio 790/KABC in Los Angeles and on KGO 810 in San Francisco. Dr. Drew isn’t just a celebrity doctor… he is the face and authority of medical views and advice in the media. The longtime syndicated late night host of Loveline gained major attention and celebrity after starring on his own VH1 show, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, and continued his successful television run with Dr. Drew on Call on HLN. His numerous television and film credits also include appearances on Family Guy, Wild Hogs, Dawson’s Creek, Robot Chicken and The Adam Corolla Project. A practicing doctor, father, author, addictionologist, and media catalyst (especially on social media), Dr. Drew is an M.D., Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, bringing his extensive medical and relationship experience to radio listeners in a show that focuses on the day’s hottest stories.

About Cumulus Media
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (PINK: CMLSQ) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 446 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wild About Trial Announces New Website Launch

The newly revamped and redesigned website offers visitors live streaming of the nation's most riveting and controversial trials with improved functionality and special features. 

Los Angeles, CA -- Wild About Trial™, the leading courtroom website that covers trials in a fresh way by tweeting, and live streaming the nation’s most riveting and controversial trials right from the courthouse, announced today the launch of their revamped website that will add multiple new features. The newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information which will give their audience a unique user experience; with flawless streaming capabilities. 

Wild About Trial is the leading website that is changing the way trials are being covered by bringing viewers gavel to gavel coverage via live streams and gives their audience access to all court documents and legal commentary by a team of top legal analysts. In addition, Wild About Trial provides its users with up to the minute reports from local reporters inside the courtrooms. 

“When I created Wild About Trial, I never imagined that we would have over 15 million visitors to our site or that our loyal followers would have watched over 22 million minutes of our trial coverage," says Wild About Trial’s creator Alison Triessl.  "My dream of becoming the first and best destination for courtroom coverage has become a reality.  And now, with the redesign of our website, we can bring you the latest cases in the fastest, most reliable and intriguing way possible.”

The website has improved functionality with the addition of a powerful new server with full SSL HTTPS security; this allows users to have a lightning fast page loading experience. The new website has a clean, uncluttered design with an easy to use interface that is fully mobile friendly and will work on any device from any computer to tablet to phone. A brand new commenting system has been implemented where each live stream court trial has its very own dedicated chatroom making the discussion easier to get involved in and therefore more exciting for users. "In Depth Trial Coverage" video archives are now better equipped for user access and offers a new store to purchase Wild About Trialmerchandise. The new iOs and Android apps are currently in production and coming soon. 

Wild About Trial, the number one, go-to source on the internet for trialenthusiasts, has been streaming trials since 2012 beginning with Jodi Arias. Since then they have streamed every major trial from Oscar Pistorius, Aaron Hernandez to Hulk Hogan. In 2015, Wild About Trial partnered with Telepictures on their nationally syndicated hit crime show, "Crime Watch Daily,"  for a weekly Wild About Trial segment.  The Wild About Trial segments are audience favorites and receive the most viewer engagement.

Wild About Trial:

Wild About Trial™ trial provides unlimited access with play-by-play updates directly from the courtroom, biographies of all major players from judges to defendants, legal documents pertaining to the case, live video of court proceedings when available and in-depth analysis from the Wild About Trial™ team of legal experts. Wild About Trial is available for Androids, iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The app covers trials in a fresh way by tweeting, and live streaming the nation’s most riveting and controversial trials right from the courthouse. Avid trial watchers can use Wild About Trial to interact with their staff attorneys and gain access to the nation’s courtroom as never before. 

To find out more, please visit and follow us on Twitter @WildAboutTrial and Facebook

Alison Triessl - Founder & Creator of Wild About Trial 

A California native, Alison Triessl received her BS from Tulane University and earned her law degree from New York Law School. She moved back to Los Angeles to begin her criminal defense practice. For the last 20 years, she’s specialized in third strike, drug, murder, & assault. In 2009, Alison was the President of the Los Angeles Criminal Court Bar Association, the largest criminal bar association in Los Angeles. Alison was only the fourth woman to hold the title in its 60-year history. 

In 2010, Alison turned her sights to social media and legal commentary. In television, Alison has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Inside Edition, and all Los Angeles news stations, including KTLA, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, and KCAL. 

In 2012, Alison launched Wild About Trial (, born out of Alison's love of criminal trials. Wild About Trial is a revolutionary new mobile application and website that provides trial lovers with breaking news, legal analysis and court information. It is the first mobile application of its kind. 

At present, Alison hosts a bi-weekly segment for KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles entitled LegalSmart with Alison Triessl. In addition, Wild About Trialhas partnered with nationally syndicated show, Crime Watch Daily, for a weekly segment entitled Wild About Trial. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Alison is a devoted wife and mother of 3 boys.


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

3rd Annual Day of Dancer Health Event

Dance Resource Center Announces
3rd Annual Day of Dancer Health Event

November 11th

Los Angeles, Calif., October 10, 2017 -- Dance Resource Center, a Los Angeles not-for-profit service organization providing vital support to Los Angeles’ dance community, will host the 3rd Annual Day of Dancer Healton November 11, 2017, from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Art Share L.A. in the Arts District in Downtown LA. The day is devoted to dancer health and wellness and will include the Dance/USA Taskforce on Dancer Health Preventative Health Screening.

Day of Dancer health is open to all professional dancers, aged 18 and above and is free to participants. The preventative assessment screenings are administered by licensed health professionals who have expertise in working with performing artists. With their consent, the data collected during the day becomes part of a national database (

In addition to the screenings, participants can meet with mental health professionalsand nutritionists. There will be workshops, information tables and healthy food. Each participant receives a wellness bag and a list of referrals to practitioners in the area who work with performing artists.

The Greater Los Angeles professional dance community comprises several thousand dancers and choreographers of all ages. The wear and tear on dancers’ bodies is similar to professional athletes yet there are almost no opportunities for professional dancers to receive preventative health screenings or information about health and wellness tailored towards prolonging their careers and lives.

Day of Dancer Health currently takes place during the Affordable Care Act enrollment period. The Actors Fund, a national designated enroller for the Affordable Care Act, will provide resources and guidance on health insurance.

 “Dance Resource Center is committed to the health and well-being of the Los Angeles professional dance community," said Felicia Rosenfeld, Executive Director, Dance Resource Center (DRC.)  "DRC launched Day of Dancer Health in 2015 to provide LA dancers with a chance to learn more about their physical and mental health and wellbeing as they relate to their careers. This year, DRC, in collaboration with its partners, Dance/USA’s Task Force on Dancer Health and The Actors Fund are building on the success of last year’s event to engage more dancers as we support this key element of LA’s creative economy and culture.” 

Day of Dancer Health began in 2015 and was the first in the United States to offer the Dance/USA Task Force screening to a freelance dance community. It has become a model for other events around the U.S. During 2017-2018, similar days will take place in Boston, Houston, Miami and New Orleans.

DRC has received generous support for Day of Dancer Health from the California Community Foundation, Blue Shield, The Actors Fund, DeWitt Stern, Diavolo Dance Theater and Icelandic Water.

DANCE RESOURCE CENTER (DRC) promotes the visibility and viability of Greater Los Angeles dance.  DRC is open to all professional dance companies, makers and stakeholders. We welcome all genres, organizational formats, voices and perspectives. Since 1987, through programming of service to the professional dance community; and as a voice and resource for Greater LA dance on local, regional, state and national levels, DRC provides a hub and voice for dance in Greater Los Angeles.

THE DANCE/USA TASK FORCE ON DANCER HEALTH is composed of medical professionals who work directly with professional dance companies and professional dancers across the USA and Canada. The mission of the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health is to maintain the health, safety and well being of professional dancersDance/USA is the national service organization for

ACTORS FUND is a national human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. We are a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Betty Ford Foundation San Diego Reports Increase in Teen Admissions During Summer

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Summer brings an increase in teenage admissions to drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics, according to addiction specialist Jessica Wong of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation San Diego.
Teenagers have less supervision and more time to experiment when they're out of school and parents are at work, said Wong.
Wong is spreading the word about the dangers of summer through "The Top Secret Project".  Parents can tour a staged teen bedroom to learn how their children may be consuming drugs and alcohol, and the devices they're using.
Click on the link above to see how teens are using innocent items like jewelry, gummy bears and tampons.

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Fight Opioid Addiction Through Education, Progressive Treatment

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Opioid addiction is a problem that many Americans don’t have an answer for.

This month, federal authorities claimed one of the largest fentanyl seizures in U.S. history-- 97 pounds representing millions of lethal doses --from a house in San Diego.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed three adults found dead in a Vista home a few weeks prior to the bust were killed by fentanyl overdoses.
Dr. Brian Couey, Clinical Director for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, joined News 8’s Heather Myers Wednesday to talk about the opioid epidemic and how the foundation is working tirelessly to fight it.
A recent collaborative study between the foundation and the University of Maryland suggests that people have varying levels of susceptibility to opioid addiction and misuse. The research claims that mental health, substance abuse history and family history are all considerable factors.
“We can always look at a drug and vilify it… but the problem is really addiction,” Dr. Couey said. “How do we treat addiction? How do we identify people that are most vulnerable and tailor treatment approaches to mitigate potential problem these people can experience?”
As the epidemic grows, the chances of someone you know experience opioid addiction or misuse grows. But the signs of addiction can be less obvious compared to other illicit substances.
Signs of potential misuse, according to Dr. Couey, include slowed motor movements and suspicious behavior like dishonesty.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is giving addiction patients hope with progressive, evidence-based  approaches.
“We also really want to train physicians on how to monitor and identify substance use issues in their patients and to be more judicious when prescribing people with vulnerabilities,” Dr, Couey said.
He added that physicians only get an average of 7 to 14 hours of training in addiction over the course of their entire medical training curriculum, so the foundation has launched a summer institute for medical students to help them get ahead of the curve.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Critically Acclaimed "Midlife Ganger: Redemption Song" One-Man Show Returns by Popular Demand



"Midlife Gangster Redemption Song - The Life and Times of Bullet James."

"Midlife Gangster" serves as a prequel to how James became the "Extractor," the pioneer in the intervention world and creator of the Extreme Intervention Model.  Today, James helps young addicts in highly dangerous situations by extracting them off the streets and sending them to treatment. A&E followed James for a docu-series called "Extractors."

"Midlife Gangster" is a dramatization of how James made it off the streets and out of the depths of addiction.

Official Trailer:


Evan "Bullet" James
Extreme Interventionist


Saturday November 12th
3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Flight Theater
6472 Santa Monica Blvd 
Hollywood CA 90038


The Critically Acclaimed "Midlife Ganger: Redemption Song" One-Man Show Returns by Popular Demand
Audiences Will Depart on a Journey From The Depths of Addiction to The Healing of Redemption in The Life and Times of Bullet James

Los Angeles, CA (November 12th, 2016) -- Extreme Interventionist and star of A&E's Extractors, Evan "Bullet" James, is returning to the East Coast for the critically acclaimed "Midlife Gangster: Redemption Song - The Life and Times of Bullet James," a one-man show dramatizing his chaotic journey from almost dying of a cocaine overdose in a gas station bathroom to redemption with a purpose.  "Midlife Gangster" will be coming to The Flight Theater for one performance on November 12th at 3pm.   

"Midlife Gangster" examines the life of a man now known to be a pioneer in the drug and alcohol intervention world. Mr. Evan "Bullet" James is the inventor of the Extreme Intervention Model, a category of intervention meant for individuals in extremely dangerous situations.  In the past 23 years, Bullet has sustained over 1,214 successful interventions and has saved countless lives.  His work was recently captured by A&E for the docu-series "Extractors."

"Bullet" narrates and dramatizes his turbulent, insane, hilarious, heart wrenching journey from a broken home to star athlete to being enticed to run with street gangs....all of which led to a life of wasted potential, drug addiction, jails, institutions, homelessness and eventually trying to commit suicide on a rainy fall night in 1987.

Midlife Gangster serves as the prequel to how Bullet became "The Extractor," and captures the true devastation of addiction.  Bullet gives a performance of epic proportions, and delivers a "life transforming show." Says LA Splash Magazine.

All proceeds will be donated to Teen Adolescent Placements Services. Since 1995 T.A.P.S., a non profit organization, has been assisting families in crises with drug addicted teens and young adults.


Evan “Bullet” James is a leading expert in the field of ‘extreme’ drug intervention services.  With twenty three years of experience in the industry, Bullet is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after drug interventionists in the world. He is also the creator of the “Extreme Crisis Intervention” model.  Founded in 1996, Extreme Intervention specializes in crisis intervention and transport services, missing person investigation and recovery and legal advocacy services. Bullet’s company has also managed some of the most complex, high-profile drug, alcohol, sexual addiction, gang, missing persons, and cult intervention cases in the world, helping over 1200 families both here in the United States and overseas. The team’s numerous success stories include helping clients from the celebrity, corporate and professional athletics arenas. As one of America’s preeminent substance abuse counselors, Bullet has helped run the unique non profit organization TAPS (Teen Adolescent Placement Services) for the past twenty years with his partner “Uncle Tony Pallotto.” Bullet received his certification in drug and alcohol counseling from U.C.L.A.’s Chemical Dependency Program and is a certified Speared Raiter Systemic Family Interventionist, trained under the auspices of the prestigious Sierra Tuscon Treatment Facility. Prior to founding Universal Crisis Intervention, Bullet was co-facilitator of the Betty Ford Center’s Family Outreach Program.

Click here for the official trailer:

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