Steve Mittman

A Conversation with Producer Steve Mittman

Steve Mittman is the Traffic Anchor on WFMZ-TV’s 69 News at Sunrise weekday mornings with Eve Russo, Jaciel Cordoba, and Matt Broderick. He also hosts and produces multiple lifestyle, pop-culture, celebrity, music, trending-topic, and history segments each morning. Prior to joining the morning show on WFMZ, he was the Regional Traffic Director for Clear Channel Broadcasting (iHeartMedia) and an on-air personality on B104, WAEB, WZZO, and many other radio stations throughout Eastern PA and Western NJ.

Steve has hosted hundreds of live productions and events on TV and radio. He’s been in national commercials and has appeared in several films. He owned and operated Mittman Entertainment, LLC — a live event production company for upscale affairs and high-end corporate events. He is also a professional boxing ring announcer, and has been on  television networks such as NBC, ESPN, and Comcast. He is currently in production of a family-friendly, inspiring, and educational docu-reality TV series. Steve is a professional voiceover artist. Additionally, he owns a podcast production company. One of the flagship podcasts he produces and co-hosts is Attack Life, Not Others. The show helps people become better, stronger versions of themselves with principles from the martial arts as the foundation for discussion, but the concepts can be appreciated by everyone.

He is a public speaker, leading profound seminars where attendees leave feeling empowered mentally, physically, and spiritually. Key takeaways are understanding the emotional and psychological elements necessary for self-protection, a stronger mindset for self-preservation, better self-awareness, greater self-confidence, and the ability to deal with mental and physical aspects of bullying. Topics he discusses are body language, nonverbal communication, and neuro-linguistic programming. Steve instructs Combat Chaos™ — a self-protection/self-defense combatives system he has created and developed over his 30 years of martial arts training.

Billy Staples

A Conversation with Author Billy Staples

Billy Staples was born and raised in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and graduated from Phillipsburg Catholic High School.  After graduating Kappa Delta Phi from East Stroudsburg University in 1993, Billy developed a unique style of teaching English that helped win him several awards, including 1998-2000 nominations for Disney’s National Teacher of the Year. 

Through the support of Chicken Soup for the Soul author Jack Canfield, Staples and Rich Herschlag signed a book deal for Before the Glory.  Billy spent the next 12 years on the road promoting education and reading.

Building on the success of Before the Glory, Billy, Linny Fowler, and Judy Tierney founded the scholarship group B.E.S.T.  The program has provided financial support and mentoring to over 70 college students and encouraged them to return to their communities to give back. In his recent success, Billy’s newest book Success Stories From the Heart (from the publishers of Chicken Soup for the Soul) hit Barnes & Noble stores in February.

Trip to Washington DC was a Success

Met with Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) and Spoke at National Veterans Small Business Coalition

It was a great honor to be asked to meet with Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY). We had a wonderful meeting in the Senate Dinning Hall in the Capitol Building. We discussed the challenges she faces when trying to gain support for proper legal representation for #MST and what we can do to help.   This meeting was an eye opener for me.  I had no idea just how many people experienced #MST and the different degrees of the problem.

She also connected us with the nonprofit group, Protect Our Defenders, and their CEO Don.  The current state of Military Legal System continues to put the Commanding Officer and legal justice for MST in direct conflict.   The rules need to change.

Over the next few months you will begin to hear from people all over the US and overseas who need to shed light on their story.   If you know someone who has experienced #MST and is living in fear or shame, please direct them to so we can help them.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) and her team for their continued strong support and tireless efforts to help those who defend this country.  Thank You it was an honor to meet you, Senator.  I look forward to a long supportive partnership to shed light on #MST.

Next month we reach out to HBO’s VICE team.  Stop the FEAR stop #MST