Radio Producer and Marketer / Health and Nutrition Industry

Laura is also an accomplished radio producer, marketing specialist and business owner who has spent over twenty-five years in local and syndicated radio programming. She currently produces Healthline Radio with Dr. Alan Pressman, www.drpressman.com is partnered with Invite Health (www.InviteHealth.com) heard on WMCA 570AM NY, WLIB, WOR and WABC radio NY. Laura also works with Purity Products airing programs heard on over 1,000 stations nationwide. With her company, Empowerment Media Group, Laura is involved in product development, licensing, TV and radio hosting and direct-to-consumer sales. Her latest health education training project is with Agora Publishing to be released to over 125,000 consumers in the fall of 2014. http://www.agora-inc.com/.

Current

  • Laura is currently producing comedy/dating bits with her bestseller, Breaking the Rules,for nationwide distribution with iHeart Radio.
  • Owner at Empowerment Media Group in current TV and radio production with Firefly Travel.
  • Direct selling marketing partner of online nutrition education with, Omni-Vista Health and Agora.
  • Spokesperson partnership with Dr. Alan Pressman and Purity Products for over 20 years.

Past

  • Account Executive at WEVD Radio, News Talk 1050, New York
  • Bestselling Author at Simon and Schuster and Career Press Publishers
  • Dick Clark's United Stations Radio Network (Writer/On Air talent)
  • NBA (Laura was the voice of the National Basketball Association.)

Education

  • School of Visual Arts, NYC
  • California State University-Northridge (BFA in Fine Art and Communications)
  • University of Kansas
  • Landmark Education
  • Peak Potentials

Summary

Los Angeles (1979-1985)
Laura Banks is a star of stage and screen. She launched her career in 1982 with her debut in a small role in Star Trek II, the Wrath of Khan, with subsequent film roles at Columbia Pictures and Warner Brothers. While working in film, she got involved in PR, and met Dr. Alan Pressman guest lecturing on the topic of “Health and Nutrition for the Actor” at Professional Artists Group. That was the beginning of their 28 year partnership.

New York (1985-Present)
Laura Banks moved to NYC to work more exclusively with Dr. Pressman. Her acting career took a back seat to her work as an author, health talk radio host, producer and business developer. She got a job as an Account Executive at the #1 health-talk New York City radio station where she quickly formed partnerships with NAC Marketing and Purity Products. Laura Banks also currently produces Healthline Radio with Dr. Alan Pressman on WWRL, 1600 AM and WVNJ, New Jersey, and she hosts Love Online Radio at Toginet.com. Their website, www.PressmanHealth.com just got their millionth hit. Laura has written for Talkers Magazine, the trade publication to the radio industry and was interviewed by the Electronic Retailer Magazine and is a past member of the Electronic Retailing Association and current member of Screen Actors Guild and Actor’s Equity.

Primary Nutrients, LLC- Develop and direct market one-of-a-kind supplements on radio and Web with Dr. Alan Pressman. Private label design and develop supplement products for other companies. Primary Nutrients has developed products for Purity Products, NAC Marketing, Wellformative, and David Singer Enterprises. They also produce health talk radio programming and radio infomercial programming and marketing, heard on over 1,000 stations nationwide.

Empowerment Media Group - Empowerment Media produces Love Online Radio, currently heard globally on www.toginet.com with her co-host Susan Winter from ABC's OPRAH. Laura also occasionally hosts Healthline Radio on WWRL 1600 AM New York. Laura also consults with various companies and healthcare providers to increase sales.

Books, TV, Film, Radio and Television

Laura Banks is at it again with her next book, The Vagablonder, A Discipline in Pleasure. She is an accomplished bestselling author and comedy writer, having written two humor books with Emmy Award winning co-author Janette Barber: their USA Today Bestseller, Breaking the Rule (Career Press Publishers) and Embracing Your Big Fat Ass (2008, Atria Books/Simon and Schuster). She has been featured on ABC World News, MSNBC, Fox News, People Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and the New York Post to name but a few. In addition she has been featured on satellite tours and at least 100 radio shows. She worked as on-air talent and comedy writer for Dick Clark’s United Radio Network as the official voice of the NBA.

Check our Laura's IMDB Profile.

Television
Comedy Central
The Movie Channel
VH-1 (Host)
CNBC (Author/Expert)
MSNBC (Commentator)
GOOD DAY NY Fox (Author/Expert)
GOOD DAY LA Fox (Author/Expert)
Fox News Channel (Personality)
Bill O’Reilly (Author/Expert)
TYRA (Guest Author)
SHOWTIME - Star Rising (Special half hour show about career.)
Movie Channel (Special on film career.)
Bravo TV (Clips and interview about Manhattan Dating Project, produced and starring Laura Banks)
ABC News World Report (Author/Expert)
USA Network USA Live (Host/Comedic)
25 City TV Satellite Tour with bestselling book, "Breaking the Rules"
Books featured on Good Morning America

Film
Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan Paramount
Retreads - Warner Brothers
Hexed, Columbia Pictures (reporter)
Wheels of Fire (lead role) Roger Corman picture New Horizons/Concorde Pictures
Demon of Paradise (lead role) Roger Corman picture New Horizons/Concorde Pictures

Comedy Clubs/Stand Up
Improvisation NY
Comedy Cellar
Caroline’s NY
Comedy Store L.A.
Beckett Theater (off Broadway) One woman show
New York Comedy Club (Greenwich Village)
Hosted multiple Star Trek conferences with entire cast. I was the Emcee.

Improvisational Comedy
Ridgefield Theater Barn Roll in the Hay Players
Marquis Public Theater with Whoopi Goldberg
Comedy Store San Diego, Ca.
Comedy Store, Los Angeles Sunset Strip
Caroline’s Comedy Club with The Groundlings East
The Groundling’s East
West Bank Café The Groundling’s East