Join Jon’s conversation with Mikey Eckstein, Chuck Bennett and Josh Landon on the power of podcasting. Hear all about their new podcast TALK-ish!
Chuck Bennett is Michigan’s Style Guru. A trailblazer among national major metropolitan dailies, having won numerous national awards, he is the only African American male working as a society columnist, attending a minimum of 3 or 4 exclusive charity galas a week. He writes the Society column and a popular gossip column for the Detroit News called Society Confidential.
As president of Chuck Bennett, Inc., Image Experts, his legendary event planning skills have partnered him with some of Detroit’s best-known names to create unforgettable moments, including MGM Grand Detroit, The Roostertail, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Compuware and Christian Dior.
Bennett is a highly sought-after master of ceremonies and is called upon frequently whenever a new restaurant or club opens in the Metro Detroit Area. He is the Fox 2 News Style Ambassador, appearing regularly on-air offering tips on event planning, etiquette, style and fashion. A member of the Board of Directors for Danialle Karmanos Work It Out foundation, he has helped raise millions of dollars for numerous charities, including Detroit Meals on Wheels, Boys and Girls Club, Yatooma Foundation for The Kids, The Rhonda Walker Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and his pet project, The Horatio Williams Foundation, for which he has spearheaded facilitating hundreds of college scholarships for at-risk youths.
For Hour Detroit Magazine, Bennett annually names Detroit’s Best Dressed. Other accomplishments include a 2-year stint as the Style Ambassador of Art Van Furniture, Michigan’s largest furniture retailer, and an appearance on the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern as the on-air guide to Detroit soul food; Chuck also has a two-page, full-color feature in “Who’s Who in Black Detroit”, in the Men to Watch section. He is a former radio afternoon drive time host on 910 AM and hosted his own TV show on WADL.
Currently, Bennett is the creator of The Social Metro (TheSocialMetro.com), Metro Detroit’s premiere online social magazine. He hosts a streamcast on Facebook Live and Youtube called “Chuck Bennett’s Happy Hour.” He is a co-host on a podcast called “Talk-ish” on Iheart Radio. He also manages/mentors models/actors.
Mikey Eckstein, CEO of Embarco Management
Founded by Mikey Eckstein in 2006, Embarco Management is a prominent entertainment company that continues to provide world class entertainment to casinos, venues and festivals around the world. Embarco was created to provide a one stop shop for venue owners, film production and artists looking for Detroit area services, entertainment and strategic collaborations. With 10+ years in business, Embarco has produced over 1000 shows, acted as a conduit in the growth of successful broadcasters careers, negotiated many record deals, created strategic partnerships for professional athletes, designed concierge services for celebrities and their demanding schedules and has Associate Producer credits in Life Goes On, Cut Print and the documentary Cobo Hall.
Josh Landon is happy to be back home in the D. Born in the City of Detroit, raised on the City’s east side, he graduated from Denby High School, and earned his degree in broadcast journalism from Eastern Michigan University. Go TARS!!! Go EAGLES!!!
Josh Landon started working in Lansing, Michigan as a reporter. From there, He worked in Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin, and now back home. He had been gone for eight years before the wonderful opportunity to work FOX 2 came his way.
Local TV news has been in Josh since he was a kid. His mother used to make me watch the local news in Detroit growing up. She taught him that it’s important to know what’s happening around you. At some point during his childhood, the local news became COOL to Josh.
Josh recalls a time when he was maybe four or five years old, his cousin Andre and I were at the Detroit International Auto Show. They were two little kids sitting in the car, checking it out, and out of nowhere a news crew walked up to interview them. They made the news later that. That was a cool experience Josh still remembers to this day.
From the moment Josh watched anchors and reporters doing their jobs, he was officially hooked, and knew this was the job for him, and he’s happy to be back home.
Josh is extremely thrilled to be joining Mikey and Chuck on the AWESOME TALKISH podcast!
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