Laura Banks
Host/Producer/Marketer

Current

  • Invite Health now markets Laura's privately held product line of over 200 proprietary formulas. Heard on radio marketing products with Dr. Pressman on WMCA, WLIB and WTHE radio. www.invitehealth.com.
  • Partner at Primary Nutrients, LLC (National Supplement Sales)
  • Owner at Empowerment Media Group (On Air Talent and Alternative Health Care Business Consultant)
  • Radio Producer at WWRL and WVNJ with Dr. Alan Pressman and Healthline Radio

Past

  • Host at Love Online Radio with Susan Winter at Toginet Radio and WVNJ Radio
  • Star Gal Radio, Host/Producer at CRN Digital Talk
  • Television Host on ScyFy Channel’s Inside Space
  • USA Network Segment Host
  • VH1 Guest VJ
  • Host of Pierre Michael Salons TV Infomercials
  • Bestselling Author at Simon and Schuster and Career Press Publishers
  • Account Executive/Producer at WEVD News Talk 1050 New York
  • United Stations Radio Network (Comedy 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)
  • 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.

Job Descriptions

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.

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