Hosting, Presenting, Acting

Zara Phillips has vast experience professional speaking, publicly presenting and hosting in a variety of mediums.

Hosting Montclair TV34’s “Arts Up Close”

Full episodes of Montclair TV34’s “Arts Up Close” hosted by  Zara Phillips is available on the Internet at where visitors can watch the Township’s television broadcasts and view live Council meetings. The Internet channel provides TV34 content to web users everywhere.  “Arts up Close” shows can be found easily by  searching for “Zara”.

Award Winner and Thought Provoking

Arts Up Close: D.M.C.” features host Zara Phillips talking with hip hop pioneer Darryl “D.M.C.” Matthews McDaniels of Run-DMC – the immesnsely popular hip hop group McDaniels co-founded with Joseph “Run” Simmons and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell in 1981.

The episode not only highlights the band’s history, music and upcoming album but also broaches a topic close to the heart of Phillips and McDaniels alike — they were both adopted when they were very young and are involved with bringing to light issues facing adoptees. Phillips, a musician in her own right, also co-wrote a song with McDaniels, “I’m Legit,” which became a big hit with the adoption community.

Arts Up Close: D.M.C.” won top honors for Best Visual Media in the Rutgers Center for Government Services 52nd Annual Public Information Contest.

TV34 Station Manager Sharon Colucci accepted the award during a New Jersey State League of Municipalities conference luncheon held Thursday, November 21, at the Sheraton Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The contest is sponsored by the Rutgers Center for Government Services, New Jersey Municipal Management Association and New Jersey State League of Municipalities. The purpose of the contest is to promote the use of successful and innovative techniques that increase government’s ability to meet citizen needs and improve access to government services.

Said TV34 Station Manager Sharon Colucci:

 “We are working hard to bring more and more quality programming to TV34 viewers. This award is affirmation that we’re certainly heading in the right direction. Zara and Darryl (McDaniels) brought some really compelling, thought-provoking content to the program. We’d like to continue moving in that direction.”

More video clips of Zara  speaking on various adoption issues can be viewed here. 

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