I am from the Philadelphia area and went to Kutztown University. I got started in TV through running a fan-site for my favorite TV Show. When I got to college I did a lot of our event productions for everything from Football and Basketball to graduations and field hockey. I usually directed or was TD for these which ultimately got me hooked on live tv and sports/event production. I joined NBS my freshman year and ultimately ended up with an internship at ESPN and was hired into their entry-level rotational program shortly after graduating in 2013. During the 2 year rotational program I spent time in the Content Edit, Production Control Room, and Studio Departments. I ultimately ended up landing full time in the PCR group as a Media Operator. I have worked on everything from SportsCenter and other studio shows, to the Women’s NCAA Tournament, to most recently the World Baseball Classic. My responsibilities range from editing highlights, a playout operator, short-turnaround editing/playout, or working in our one-man-band control rooms as a TD/Audio/Media Operator.
Michael Zapcic has an encyclopedic knowledge of every issue of every comic known to man. If you are looking for a rare Marvel back issue, or you want to know in which episode an obscure character first appeared, Mike is your guy. Zapcic began his career at The Stash in 2000 and is still in awe that he is able to make a living doing something he is so passionate about. In addition to helping Walt run the store, Zapcic hosts a weekly podcast called “I Sell Comics” with Ming Chen on Kevin Smith’s radio network S.I.R.: SModcast Internet Radio. Zapcic, who resides in Long Branch, NJ, is busy rebuilding his comic book collection after Hurricane Sandy flooded his home and destroyed some of his most prized possessions. Zapcic met and married his beautiful wife Julia after she noticed him reading a copy of Wizard: The Magazine of Comics. Together they have two boys, Mitch and Daniel.
Ming Chen’s road to the Stash all began in 1995 when the college student, video store employee and avid Kevin Smith follower, developed a fan website based on the movie Clerks. Smith, who appreciated Chen’s work, reached out and asked him to create a website for his production company, View Askew Productions. Almost nineteen years later, not only does Chen continue to work on all of Smith’s online projects, but has also ventured into several other areas within the Kevin Smith empire, most recently hosting a weekly podcast called “I Sell Comics” with Michael Zapcic on Smith’s radio network S.I.R.: SModcast Internet Radio. Chen is not only the technical expert for The Stash, but also the perfect person to ask to do the jobs no one else wants to do. He takes it all with a smile, and is happy to be a part of the team.
During his free time, Chen does pro bono website work for two non-profit organizations: Street Poets Inc. and The Kenny Gordon Foundation. Chen has been married to his wife Debbie for 12 years and has two children, Lillian and Harrison.
Mitch recently left his position as an and anchor and reporter for iHeart Media’s NBC News Radio. He anchored the weekend afternoon and newscasts iHeart Media’s WOR Radio and WOR710.com in New York. He also was a reporter for WOR and NBC News Radio during the week and covered City Hall for 24/7 News and WOR.
Before that he anchored newscasts on WABC Radio for 24/7 News, now known as NBC News Radio.
He previously worked at Bloomberg Radio’s WBBR, 1130AM anchoring afternoon drive newscasts and reporting on general news including presidential primaries and important business stories.
Mitch was anchor and reporter at WCBS, Newsradio 880 where he was on the air for seven consecutive hours when TWA Flight 800 crashed in the waters off Long Island.
Mitch was a reporter and weekend anchor at Westwood One’s WNEW-AM in the early 90’s. He was also the last host of WNEW’s award-winning “Sunday News Closeup.” On the very last Sunday broadcast, before WNEW went off the air, his guests were long-time WNEW News Director Alan Walden and WNEW personality Ted Brown.
At NBC, Mitch anchored national newscasts on the NBC Radio Network and was the network’s UN reporter. He also covered City Hall during the Koch years for WNBC-AM and WYNY-FM.
His New York career also included stops at WRFM, WLTW and WPIX-FM.
Early on, Mitch worked at a number of Long Island radio stations, including WBIC, WGBB, WGSM and WALK.
Mitch began his broadcast career as the teenage disc jockey on New York’s WINS, when he was only 16-years old working alongside such radio greats as Cousin Bruce Morrow, Jack Lacy, Murray the K and Al “Jazzbo” Collins.
He is a mentor for the International Radio and Television Society and lives in Manhattan with his wife Arleen, and their dog Jake.
Morgan Boyer has worked as VP, News & Content at Fresco News for two years. In her time at Fresco, her role has spanned from an editor in chief to an account manager to a manager of operations, always rewarding and challenging in its variety. She graduated from NYU Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's in Politics and Journalism. During her time at NYU, she interned at a number of publications and startups. Originally from Florida, New York has been her home since 2011.