Debbie Nigro is a multi-faceted, business and broadcasting entrepreneur and visionary and a 3X Past Winner Of “The Best Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show of The Year” from the American Women In Radio & Television. She has hit The Top 100 Talk Show Lists more than once. She was the first women in the U.S. to own a radio syndication company.
Nigro has spent over twenty years applying her creative talents building
unique start-up business opportunities, spotting trends and untapped niche markets, and developing successful concepts, content and media businesses that drive revenue.
Nigro's experience includes creating and implementing multi-platform media strategies typically including original powerful or humorous sponsor friendly content.
Her expertise includes; radio, television, blogging, online video, podcasting, publishing, speaking engagements, new product launches, program creation, breakthrough public relations concepts, media awareness, event and media sponsorships, and "unique" strategic introductions and alliances.
Debbie Nigro is currently the Owner and Executive Producer of “The Debbie Nigro Show” a talk radio program that currently airs live from 1-2pm eastern time on AM 1230 WFAS in the NY area and live worldwide online on WFASam.com. Podcasts of the show air on demand on iTunes and StillABabe.com. “Delusionally Young & Outrageously Fun!”…the gender friendly show geared to the 35+ demographic is a fun upbeat ride through relevant topics and information about ‘Staying Alive’, ‘Celebrating Imperfections’ and nailing ‘Bucket List Dreams’, and features interviews from ‘The Elite to The Street”! It’s been said, “No one sees the Glass Of Cabernet Half Full quite like Debbie”. Nigro’s Signature Line? “Risk It or Regret It!” The show is being primed for syndication.
Debbie Nigro is also the Founder and “Chief Executive Babe” of www.StillABabe.com aimed the 40+ female demographic, currently the largest segment of the population with the most disposable income. StillABabe.com, is a social network that is attracts, connects and empowers “Boomer Babe Girlfriends” who are smashing the middle age stereotype, laughing in the face of the calendar, and bucking what society has imposed on them as age appropriate.
The Still A Babe (SM) focus is on having the right attitude to remain ageless and on ‘collectively sharing the humor in falling apart’ while also showcasing information, products, services and opportunities that enhance this life stage.
Nigro is also one of the Founding Partners of First Wives World, LLC, and www.FirstWivesWorld.com. The site was created to "educate, inspire and entertain the potential 30 million women in the U.S. who can relate to divorce The company is also behind the upcoming musical, "The First Wives Club" based on the hit movie of the same name from Paramount Pictures. Nigro’ bartered’ The Empire State Building, specifically the front window of The Heartland Brewery on 34th St. and 5th Ave in NYC, and created a make-shift TV Studio where her 200+ “Debbie Does Divorce” videos were shot. The videos featuring evergreen topics to help women through divorce, can be found on You Tube.
Nigro's vision at for both Still A Babe (SM) and First Wives World was based on her decade-long franchise, “The Working Mom on the Run.”
A pioneer in self-syndicated, female-targeted talk radio programming, Nigro built and ran her own radio and television syndication company from 1993 to 2000 to appeal to the then-untapped niche of working moms and was first out online in the mommy space with WorkingMom.com.
During this time, Nigro developed a reputation for creating award-winning branded programming with inventive product integration. Her radio shows and vignettes aired in almost 500 markets with the backing of corporations such as Avon, Blockbuster, General Mills and 7-Eleven.
Further, she wrote, produced, and syndicated television features for network news broadcasts in over 60 U.S. markets.
Nigro wrote "The Working Mom On The Run Manual” (aka What The Heck Happened To My Life?) and held her book tour at 7-Elevens throughout the U.S. The book tour was one of the most successful promotions in the history of Southland Corporation.
Nigro also created a line of Working Mom On The Run loungewear that was a ‘best-seller of the week’ on The Home Shopping Network.
Nigro was the winner of the prestigious ‘Best Nationally Syndicated Talk Show of The Year’ – three years in a row, from American Women in Radio & Television. In addition to three ‘Gracie’ awards for Radio, the organization also honored her with the award for ‘Best Television News Feature.’ Nigro also made the list of the Top 100 Talk Show Hosts in the country more than once.
Her prior radio career spanned a decade, and included being a morning drive personality in NYC on what was then WPIX-FM. Nigro was also a popular morning personality, news director, and sports reporter at various radio stations in the New York metropolitan area. She was an early recipient of the prestigious Matrix Award from Women In Communications.
Ms. Nigro, known for an idea-a-minute, also offers consulting services. Nigro excels in quickly assessing and identifying untapped business opportunities for companies and individuals, and creating introductions to strategic partners to further their mission.
Ms. Nigro is a sought-after business advisor because of her consistently fresh-thinking and her unique relationships in multiple industries.
Ms. Nigro is also a powerful motivational speaker known for using humor to entertain while delivering a serious message. She creates speeches specifically for her clients needs. She has been a Keynote Speaker for Avon Products, and various other companies and organizations around the country.
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Nigro is also an upbeat and repeat guest on many network television and radio shows, including CNN’s Headline News Channel, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, CBS News, FOX, NBC Weekend Today In New York, and others.
Nigro has been a featured humor writer for More Magazine on More.com
Nigro’s blogs about, 'Moving On' can be found at About.com's Divorce Channel.
Nigro was also featured on a reality television show, "Dinner Takes All," which first aired on TLC in September 2005.
Ms. Nigro has also had success as a stand-up comic, appearing at the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC and at The New Orleans Comedy Festival in February 2009.
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Nigro attended The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, N.Y and received her Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. She lives in New Rochelle, NY with her fabulous daughter, Alexis.