Meet Ali Wentworth. She's the host of Disney's "The Daily Shot," an energetic daily online show aimed at women. Ali and clever sidekick John Carhart debate trending topics like celebrity news, bad parenting, and business headlines.
The show is produced by the Disney Interactive Media Group, and airs across the Yahoo network (including Yahoo Screen, Shine, and Yahoo News), and Babble.com, part of Disney's interactive Moms and Family portfolio.
How did Ali get here? Well, her background includes starring in and producing the television series "Head Case" on the Starz Network, working as an on-air correspondent for Oprah, and several TV and movie appearances. She's also an author ("Ali in Wonderland" and "The WASP Cookbook"), and she's married to the George Stephanopoulos.
But there's something even more important. Jump directly to clip five to find out what it takes to make it online. Or click through the soundbites to learn more as Ali speaks with iMedia's Bethany Simpson.
She's a comedian, wife, mother, TV personality…
Why is online programming taking off?
"Here's five minutes. Here are a bunch of stories that are happening right now, and it's entertaining. There you go. Five minutes! Go!" -Ali Wentworth
If you weren't working with Disney…?
"Wow. That's an interesting question that could possibly get me fired."
What should online personalities aspire to?
"I want more hits, of course…"
How to become an online personality in 3 easy steps
"Quality really counts. Personality really counts…"
What opportunities does online present that TV doesn't?
An accomplished actress, comedienne and author, Ali Wentworth hosts a newsy daily Web show, Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth, produced by the Disney Interactive Media Group. On Daily Shot, Ms. Wentworth shares her irreverent take on the latest news and current events. The show airs across the Yahoo! network, including premium video portal, Yahoo! Screen, Shine, and Yahoo! News. It is also featured in Ali in Wonderland, Ms. Wentworth’s blog on leading online parenting platform, Babble.com, part of the Disney Interactive Moms and Family portfolio.
Bethany Simpson, iMedia's Video Director, has worked in digital media since 1999. From 2007 to 2011 she served as Content Director for the Leadership Network, a private online community for C-Level leaders of Fortune-1000 and $1B+ organizations. She has interviewed over 400 business leaders in digital and traditional marketing, technology, security, and finance.