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All For Animals: Providing Resources To Pet Parents And Encouraging The Adoption of Shelter Animals

Susan Richard, Host/Producer

about-susan-richard-ny-cbs-newsHey there! Some of you may have heard me on the radio on 1010WINS, where I’ve been anchoring the news since 1999 and am currently a member of the full time staff. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, I got my first professional gig doing afternoon news at 103.9 WFAS-FM in Westchester County. Over the course of ten years I went on to serve as the Program/Music Director and host of both the midday and evening programs. In the 1990s I was also a part time disc jockey at K-Joy 98.3 on Long Island, and later returned to news anchoring at Shadow Broadcast Services where I was heard on 102.7 WNEW-FM and WQCD “CD 101.9”, among other stations. You can check out samples of my radio work at www.susanrichard.com.

As an actress, I am grateful to have enjoyed a recurring role as the voice of a TV News Anchor on ABC’s “All My Children”. On stage, I’ve appeared in New York productions including Farm Hall, How To Go Out On A Date In Queens, Super Eros, And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little, Earth And Sky, Picnic andOur Town. I appear regularly in staged readings of plays around the city with Break A Leg Productions.

If you’re interested in knowing about any upcoming theater I might be doing, please join my facebook page.

“Babe” the homeless kitten my mother picked up off the street in 1976 in Astoria, Queens
“Babe” the homeless kitten my mother picked up off the street in 1976 in Astoria, Queens

So why “All for Animals”, you ask. Well.. I’m huge animal lover whose family rescued several cats when I was a kid, including “Babe” the homeless kitten my mother picked up off the street in 1976 in Astoria, Queens. Ma walked in the door, opened up her Louis Vuitton purse and out popped this little fur diva who would quickly live up to her name.

There are a number of other cat rescue stories in my family (including the pregnant cat outside my Junior High School in Queens), but at the risk of going on and on (which I tend to do when talking about such matters), suffice it to say that animal welfare is just my thing, and I had been thinking that I’d like to find a way to use my ability as a broadcaster to further the noble cause of making New York a no-kill city.

I currently have four cats who I like to call The Real Housecats of New York!

Thanks so much for watching my videos. It’s my intention that they provide New York area pet parents and animal lovers with some useful information – and – help get more homeless animals into loving homes. If you’re thinking about adopting, please make yours the next great rescue story.. with or without a designer handbag!

Jillian Nelson/Videographer

Jillian is an NYC photographer, specializing in events and politics. She’s worked for CBS and The Associated Press, has been a NYC Mayoral campaign photographer, the chief photographer for 1500 guest Galas, and a photojournalist responsible for chronicling high level think-tanks, fundraisers and science symposia.

Her work has included photographing Pope Francis in Jerusalem, Sophia Loren in Italy, Eric Clapton’s 60th Birthday party in London, Prime Minister Tony Blair in NYC, 5 New York City Mayors, Governors, Senators, Astronauts, Rock Stars, Movie Stars, World Financial Leaders,  Broadway Hits, Music Festivals, TV, CD’s, book covers, and products.

Jillian’s photographs have been published in The New York Times, The New York Post (page Six), Maxim Magazine, Time Out New York, The Hellenic Times, The National Herald, Black Tie Magazine, Hampton’s Magazine and several books.

Jill also frequently photographs galas and fundraisers for investment and charitable concerns. In addition, she contributes her services to several charities, including The Loukoumi Make a Difference Foundation, which raises funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and The Doughmain Foundation which teaches under-privileged children financial literacy.  Jill has been the videographer for All For Animals since 2011, and is deeply dedicated to animal welfare.

See samples of Jillian’s work at jillpics.zenfolio.com

“All For Animals” is a production of New Day Media and may not be distributed, broadcast or embedded on either digital or traditional media without written permission.  For more information, please contact New Day Media at newdaymedia@email.com.