Updated May 4, 2014. Hi, I'm Joe Lizura, Television Executive Producer,Television Meteorologist and Executive Director of The Solar Alliance Foundation. For more than 25 years, I've spent my days either in front of the camera, most recently as an AMS certified Television Meteorologist
and show host (NBC, CBS, ABC, KUSI), behind the scenes as a television show developer, Executive Producer, and start-up entertainment CEO of several companies (http://www.linkedin.com/in/joelizura) and as a supporter and fundraiser for many charities. When people ask me which I prefer the most, to be in front of the camera or behind it, I simply answer "Yes" because I love the television business because whether I'm doing the weather, or writing television episodes for families and children to enjoy. I've worked with some really terrific writers, producers, designers, directors, camera operators, news directors, actors and songwriters, and together we've created some really amazing, fun television.
After many years of helping people and organizations with their liveshots, I decided to write a book about liveshots and the free promotion those liveshots generate, here is the book and it is available on both Smashwords and Amazon. Just click here and you can learn more about my book:
If you would like to learn more about television promotion, then visit the website about the book at:
If you'd like to see some of the work I've done, or follow me on Twitter, or LinkedIn, here some links you can use or you can click on the link page here http://joelizura.brandyourself.com/
Joe Lizura's Book: TELEVISION PROMOTION
Joe Lizura Science Blog
Joe Lizura was born and raised in New Jersey and attended Rutgers University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Bachelor of Arts in Advertising. His first break in television came by way of a weekend weathercasting job at WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After 6 months in Fort Wayne, he was offered a job as a Monday thru Friday weathercaster for WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi. Two years later Lizura was offered a job doing the weather in Sacramento, California at KCRA-TV, where he was the Morning weathercaster for nearly two years.
Joe Lizura's next job was the primary weathercaster in Cincinnati, Ohio at WLWT-TV working alongside none other than Jerry Springer, who at the time was a news anchor for the 5, 6, and 11 pm newscasts.
He worked in Cincinnati for one year when he was a headed back to California to become one of San Diego's longest running television personalities being on the air for more than 20 years, first with NBC 7/39 and then with KUSI-TV.
During 2006, he entered the area of Executive Production, creating and writing a children's DVD series called "The Jumpitz". Two years later, he created and Executive Produced a television series called "Dos y Dos".
"Working on Dos y Dos was an amazing experience as I had the opportunity to co-write 26 episodes of the award-winning children's television series which now air on Telemundo in Puerto Rico, Sorpresa! in the United States (where Dos y Dos airs 3 times a day - 7 days a week), the LATV Network in the United States, the ATB Network in Bolivia, Panamericana in Peru, and is scheduled for air this fall on Ecuavisa in Ecuador."
In 2011, he became President and CEO of The Allowance Media Group (http://www.allowancemedia.com), which is developing nearly a dozen new television pilots for production. He still enjoy living in San Diego, with frequent trips to Los Angeles and Hollywood as the new pilots get close to production.
In 2012 he had a fantastic opportunity to help start a foundation to help disabled veterans. It's called The Solar Alliance Foundation and it really is going to be a fantastic foundation. If you get a chance, visit the website and maybe even make a donation.
The Solar Alliance Foundation
Another one of my favorite things to do is "blog" about interesting stories, newsmakers and thoughts about current topics. My blog is called quite simply "the Joe Lizura blog" and I'd love for you to follow it. If it sounds like something you'd like to do, then click here: Joe Lizura Blog and enjoy!
Joe Lizura Family Time
Joe Lizura (http://www.joelizura.net) is Married and has been married for 24 years. Joe has two daughters, with one currently in college and the other in 12th grade.