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  • TV | Zach Everson
    on Meet the Press the show he hosted for six years before getting canned for stinking earlier in the week What a touching tribute Perhaps most moving was that NBC actually aired it on TV rather that posting it online for an hour as a pop up web exclusive It s Always Sunny in Philadelphia flash review By Zach Everson on August 1 2014 The Always Sunny gang is the literary descendant to the paisanos of John Steinbeck s Tortilla Flat trilogy Watch me eat a cheeseburger On TV By Zach Everson on October 28 2013 A short while back I was the guest taster on an episode of Secrets of Louisville Chefs Live it s called live because it s taped in front of a studio audience as opposed to Secrets of Louisville Chef s which is filmed on location at area restaurants I get to sample Mussel Burger Bar s um mussels and burger around the 16 15 mark Thanks to hosts Kevin Harned and Tim Laird as well as Dan Davidsaver a producer at New Local TV for the invites This episode aired earlier this month on WAVE 3 Louisville s NBC affiliate Vote for Damaris Phillips to be the next Food Network Star By Zach Everson on August 5 2013 Louisville s Damaris Phillips is in the finals on Food Network Star If she beats out the other two remaining contestants in Sunday s finale she ll get her own show on the Food Network Obviously having a local chef hosting a national TV show would only be huge benefit to the Louisville s food scene She could use your help though Please vote for her at star foodnetwork com You can vote 10 times today and 10 times tomorrow Doing so shouldn t take more than a minute Thanks Photo Courtesy Food Network Star Watch me and my zit on Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs Showdown By Zach Everson on July 31 2013 The aforementioned Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs Showdown episode in which I judged three Louisville chefs attempts to put healthy spins on traditional recipes has hit the Internets My zit and I are on around 8 39 13 51 and 39 31 The episode originally aired a couple of weeks ago on ION 21 I ll be on Secrets of Louisville Chefs Live sometime in August On a recently taped episode I was a guest taster hoping the part in which I drip burger juice all over co host Kevin Harned makes it to air That episode will be on the WAVE 3 NBC s Louisville affiliate Thanks to Dan Davidsaver a producer at New Local TV for the invites See me on TV twice this Sunday Sunday Sunday By Zach Everson on July 12 2013 Like the closet televangelist I am I ll be coming into the people s home s this Sunday Only instead of asking for donations I ll be eating Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs Showdown airs 4 p m on

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  • Biography | Zach Everson
    work at a bank First Union which then became Wachovia and later turned into Wells Fargo While that job gave me leadership experience and a detailed understanding of personal finance I managed 16 people and earned many securities licensees it was quickly clear that the job wasn t a good fit Coworkers knew of my English and journalism background however so I frequently was asked to help write and edit letters to clients internal memos and training material From Charlotte NC to Washington DC and from banking to editing In 2000 I moved from Charlotte NC to the Washington DC area And along with the geographical change I made a career change I left banking for editing In the DC area I worked in permanent full time jobs editing information technology and human factors documents for Booz Allen Hamilton reports on improving reproductive health and family planning services in developing countries through the private sector for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu network compatibility assessments and directives at the Headquarters Department of the Army Zzz Going solo and expanding from editing to writing In August 2004 I became a full time freelancer But first I took the three month backpacking trip through Europe that I should ve gone on right after college When I returned I started reading travel blogs including Gawker Media s Gridskipper When the editor there posted an ad looking for DC based writers I applied and got my first travel writing gig I later wrote for The Wall Street Journal Air Canada s enRoute USA Today Condé Nast Traveller U K BlackBook Curbed Deadspin Fox News and other travel and lifestyle publications I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville I ve maintained this website since 2002 and have been online since 1992 when I was dialing up bulletin boards with my Apple IIGs s 2400 baud modem In 2012 I became a member of the Society of American Travel Writers In 2013 after nine years of freelancing I became the full time senior editor at MapQuest owned by Aol it has 45 million monthly users There I helped launch editorial content And while the early results were good such as the 192 000 views for this video on Disney Cruise Line that I produced directed wrote edited and hosted in January 2015 MapQuest management decided the company needed to focus on its main functions While my experience there was great I m really excited to be freelancing again Most recently I ve contributed to Condé Nast Traveller Lonely Planet and Fox News and made an appearance on BBC World News In 2015 I was accepted into the National Press Club I m also on the board of directors for the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty And since 2009 I ve owned and operated Derby Home Rental which advertises Louisville Kentucky area homes for rent on Derby weekend Reading and writing It s not just work When I m not reading or writing for work I

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  • Toastmasters | Zach Everson
    and with a microphone both for the first time in front of 200 people I am glad the contest is finished however I ve been practicing this speech since August and am bored of it Tomorrow night I am giving another speech at my club Standing before an audience of just 15 people is a lot easier now I advanced to the next level in Toastmasters humorous speech contest By Zach Everson on October 17 2006 Well I joined Toastmasters to improve my public speaking by getting experience talking in front of an audience And while I ve tried to give a speech at every meeting I ve attended the Humorous Speech Contest is helping me achieve my goal A week from last Friday I won the district contest meaning I will compete again this time at the division level pictures from the competition including one of me looking like I m about to get a hook in my mouth are on my club s site There were about 50 people at the district contest the audience at the next level is expected to be than 200 As for the contest I went fifth out of the six contestants When it was my turn I knew that my speech was funnier than the ones I heard My concern however was my delivery Some of the other contestants were Toastmasters veterans with a polished stage presence My other problem was that I came close to running over the 7 30 time limit and had to cut off the ending There s a month before the next competition however so I have ample time to hone my delivery District level Toastmasters humorous speech contest time date and location announced By Zach Everson on September 27 2006 I have no idea why Toastmasters officials don t provide the time date and location of the next round of the Humorous Speech Contest at the previous competition but the district contest will be 6 30 p m October 6 at 810 Vermont Ave Washington DC Yes I m spending the Friday night of a long weekend at Toastmasters Perhaps I shouldn t just compete in the humorous speech contest but also should enter the dork off It s unfortunate that contests are on weekends as many people will not be able to compete a friend of mine won the first two rounds of the humorous speech contest in Louisville KY with a hilarious spiel about the plight of redheads but had to forfeit because the next round is on a Saturday morning and he ll be out of town Anyway I need to get back to rehearsing members of my club gave me some great suggestions for improving my speech add another imitation don t use the podium and project myself more and I need to incorporate them I advanced to the district level in Toastmasters humorous speech contest By Zach Everson on September 19 2006 Despite some hilarious speeches Thursday night I won my

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  • Beijing | Zach Everson
    and a new travel buddy By Zach Everson on January 2 2011 A trip to San Diego in June marked my daughter s first dip in the Pacific Ocean Just over a week into 2010 I became a dad During the year I realized though that any concerns I had about parenthood and my new editor in chief gig at Louisville com which I also started in January impacting my travel were unfounded Here are my travel highlights for 2010 and while my daughter didn t go on all of these trips with me she did make it to 14 states and Washington DC in her first year In February I visited the Ritz Carlton Palm Beach and wrote about its teen club for Air Canada s in flight magazine enRoute and one of my rare visits to a spa for UpTake A road trip to Milwaukee and Chicago in March marked my daughter s first trip out of Kentucky I talked about the experience on a podcast for UpTake and mentioned our Chicago hotel room s wonderful view in enRoute As much as I enjoy traveling it s nice when a big event comes to me In May it was the Kentucky Derby which I wrote about for BlackBook and oversaw Louisville com s best week of traffic ever November s Breeders Cup did well too While family was the focus of my June visits to San Diego brother s wedding and Kamiah ID to see my grandmother I wrote about San Diego restaurant Jsix s chef s kitchen experience for BlackBook In June I made it back to New York City for TBEX a travel bloggers conference and finally got to meet in person a lot of folks I d only known on the tubes They were terribly disappointing exceeded high expectations Coming from a small family no aunts or uncles my wife s family s annual reunion just outside of Morgantown WV is a can t miss I m serious In Columbus Ohio for my brother in law s wedding I stayed in a hotel where James Thurber use to live In August I flew to the The Big Island of Hawaii on assignment for enRoute to take a fine art photography class with Photo Safari Hawaii Later that month Las Vegas was the destination for another enRoute assignment this time to take a poker lesson from two time World Series of Poker champ Mark Seif I wrote about looking out over Gerald Ford s grave site from my hotel room in Grand Rapids Mich for UpTake and visiting the art fair with the world s largest prize if not the best art for Gridskipper On Columbus Day weekend we trekked to Watoga State Park in West Virginia for another of my wife s family reunions it s a big clan At Thanksgiving I returned to my hometown of Reading Mass for the first time in 17 months the longest I d ever gone without a visit

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  • Beth Blair | Zach Everson
    few weeks later Beth asked me if I had any pictures of myself on the road that the magazine could run It took a while to find some in which I didn t have a drink in my hand or a zit on my forehead but I passed along four or five to her In late March Beth emailed me once more Subject Holy cow Well you are famous Toastmasters put your photo on the cover of the magazine See attached In your case see above right The Toastmaster editors used a photo of me walking the Great Wall of China on a press trip to Beijing with the Ritz Carlton as the cover shot Thanks to Melanie Nayer for taking the picture and making me feel so comfortable in front of the camera that I forgot I wasn t wearing pants kidding well not about my appreciation More than 270 000 Toastmaster members living in 116 countries read the magazine each month You can read a pdf of Beth s article Professional travelers How they developed the confidence to explore the world here I m quoted on pages 17 18 and 19 About I m a freelance writer focusing

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  • China | Zach Everson
    so clearly they had no problem getting acclimated with the traditions of this North American holiday 2010 travel highlights Beijing the Big Island of Hawaii and a new travel buddy By Zach Everson on January 2 2011 A trip to San Diego in June marked my daughter s first dip in the Pacific Ocean Just over a week into 2010 I became a dad During the year I realized though that any concerns I had about parenthood and my new editor in chief gig at Louisville com which I also started in January impacting my travel were unfounded Here are my travel highlights for 2010 and while my daughter didn t go on all of these trips with me she did make it to 14 states and Washington DC in her first year In February I visited the Ritz Carlton Palm Beach and wrote about its teen club for Air Canada s in flight magazine enRoute and one of my rare visits to a spa for UpTake A road trip to Milwaukee and Chicago in March marked my daughter s first trip out of Kentucky I talked about the experience on a podcast for UpTake and mentioned our Chicago hotel room s wonderful view in enRoute As much as I enjoy traveling it s nice when a big event comes to me In May it was the Kentucky Derby which I wrote about for BlackBook and oversaw Louisville com s best week of traffic ever November s Breeders Cup did well too While family was the focus of my June visits to San Diego brother s wedding and Kamiah ID to see my grandmother I wrote about San Diego restaurant Jsix s chef s kitchen experience for BlackBook In June I made it back to New York City for TBEX a travel bloggers conference and finally got to meet in person a lot of folks I d only known on the tubes They were terribly disappointing exceeded high expectations Coming from a small family no aunts or uncles my wife s family s annual reunion just outside of Morgantown WV is a can t miss I m serious In Columbus Ohio for my brother in law s wedding I stayed in a hotel where James Thurber use to live In August I flew to the The Big Island of Hawaii on assignment for enRoute to take a fine art photography class with Photo Safari Hawaii Later that month Las Vegas was the destination for another enRoute assignment this time to take a poker lesson from two time World Series of Poker champ Mark Seif I wrote about looking out over Gerald Ford s grave site from my hotel room in Grand Rapids Mich for UpTake and visiting the art fair with the world s largest prize if not the best art for Gridskipper On Columbus Day weekend we trekked to Watoga State Park in West Virginia for another of my wife s family reunions it s a big clan At

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  • Global Links | Zach Everson
    few weeks later Beth asked me if I had any pictures of myself on the road that the magazine could run It took a while to find some in which I didn t have a drink in my hand or a zit on my forehead but I passed along four or five to her In late March Beth emailed me once more Subject Holy cow Well you are famous Toastmasters put your photo on the cover of the magazine See attached In your case see above right The Toastmaster editors used a photo of me walking the Great Wall of China on a press trip to Beijing with the Ritz Carlton as the cover shot Thanks to Melanie Nayer for taking the picture and making me feel so comfortable in front of the camera that I forgot I wasn t wearing pants kidding well not about my appreciation More than 270 000 Toastmaster members living in 116 countries read the magazine each month You can read a pdf of Beth s article Professional travelers How they developed the confidence to explore the world here I m quoted on pages 17 18 and 19 About I m a freelance writer focusing

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  • Great Wall Of China | Zach Everson
    A few weeks later Beth asked me if I had any pictures of myself on the road that the magazine could run It took a while to find some in which I didn t have a drink in my hand or a zit on my forehead but I passed along four or five to her In late March Beth emailed me once more Subject Holy cow Well you are famous Toastmasters put your photo on the cover of the magazine See attached In your case see above right The Toastmaster editors used a photo of me walking the Great Wall of China on a press trip to Beijing with the Ritz Carlton as the cover shot Thanks to Melanie Nayer for taking the picture and making me feel so comfortable in front of the camera that I forgot I wasn t wearing pants kidding well not about my appreciation More than 270 000 Toastmaster members living in 116 countries read the magazine each month You can read a pdf of Beth s article Professional travelers How they developed the confidence to explore the world here I m quoted on pages 17 18 and 19 About I m a freelance writer

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