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The Whitney Reynolds Show is an Emmy Nominated, topic based television program. We aim to make a difference, educate and inspire change through each show!

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Read the latest from Whitney's blog. Her motto: "Love is a lifestyle. Love what you do and do what you love!" Find out how she manages work and life while running a talk show and being a newlywed.

 

 

 

The Hiatus Home #NavyRow

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I often get asked what happens on hiatus. This is the time in my year when we are not taping and  I focus on the business side of TWRS and spend tons of QT with my twins! This summer, I put the whole family to work after a visit to NYC where I got inspired. They say, "home is where the heart is...." and for me so much heart and soul went into our 1952 row home over the last few months. If you follow me on social (shameless plug: @Whitney_Reynolds or @whitneyreynolds) I've been referring to this project as the #NavyRow and this reno has literally taken over my hiatus. The good news is, DING* DING* DING… it's complete and time share!

Chicago Row Home

We bought our dream home 2 years after we got married. We had no kids, but a vision for where we would raise them. We are huge city folks for several reasons, yet the main one being: trying something exciting, different & life changing (I am from Oklahoma and David is from Pittsburgh suburb).  Also I am a firm believer that sometimes change starts with you and for us that's in this city and being in the thick of it.

Soon after we planted our roots in Chicago, we focused all our efforts on the inside. From the heated floors in our master bath to finishing the basement, we've checked off a lot. This summer however, after a trip to my old stomping grounds in NYC, I got inspired (I was an intern for Good Morning America circa 2007and lived in Brooklyn). After that visit I came home with ideas of "owning" the outside of our home. Staying true to it's 50's modern classic style and adding some color to our lives. Welcome to the NAVY ROW and our journey!

 The Before

The Before

 The Vision (pinterest @jonquil_living)

The Vision (pinterest @jonquil_living)

 Scaffolding Up & Acid Washing stone begins

Scaffolding Up & Acid Washing stone begins

 Colors Picked

Colors Picked

 All hands on deck!

All hands on deck!

 New Windows

New Windows

Okay you've seen the before... Ready to Row???

 Welcome to the Navy Row #Lakeview

Welcome to the Navy Row #Lakeview

 1. Navy and White Paint 2. Acid Wash Stone 3. New Windows

1. Navy and White Paint 2. Acid Wash Stone 3. New Windows

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I say this at work and now in my life... DREAM BIG FOR YOUSELF and one day that vision will be reality! For more on our personal story including the twins CLICK HERE!

Not Just Inspiring Topics This Season

Whitney Reynolds

Ever feel like you've been called for more in your life? Coming this fall season, we are hearing topics that will not only inspire, but will also hopefully motivate you to create positive change in your life! Check out this video with Director Bill Holderman on life change and reawaking! 

(ALSO FALL LINEUP IS HERE! TAKE A LOOK BELOW)

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How Do We Actually End Hunger

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HUNGER, how is this still a problem in 2018? For hundreds of years we've been trying to solve this issue, yet where are we truly at with this epidemic? As we were investigating this topic, I was shocked that it's not only a MAJOR ISSUE taking lives, but it's also happening here at home in the United States.

On the show you'll see the faces that hunger is impacting and organizations who are being bold with their approach to end this problem. Also PRO GOLFER Jason Day is on and shares what he's doing to make sure bellies are full in Ohio!

 TUNE IN and hear this real life story of hunger and survival.

TUNE IN and hear this real life story of hunger and survival.

 

What can you do to help? How do we end this issue? Can more be done? YES and together we will discover what we ALL CAN DO and join the mission to end hunger once and for all.

TUNE IN: Chicagoland tune in Monday, May 7th at 6:30 on Lakeshore PBS. Thursday at 7:30 PM, WQPT, PBS The Quad Cities and EVERWHERE May 11th, www.whitneyreynolds.com

NEXT GENERATION, Women Entrepreneurs

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DRUM ROLLLL PLEASE..... This year's 2018 Class of Whitney's Women Entrepreneurs goes to ladies who are making their mark on the next generation. Each year we pick a group of women in business to feature on our show. This year our leading ladies are using their platform to help to help others.

Our first guests created a getaway rehab center for those struggling addiction. On the show this mother/ daughter team walk us through their rock-bottom moments that lit the way for their future path. Their stories are tough, but also a testament that we can channel even difficult situation to help others.

 Shades of Hope

Shades of Hope

The show is stacked with story after story of women using their power for the greater good. From the Katy Lynch the co-founder of kids coding facility to Chelsea Handler using her clout to change the world, these interviews will walk you through using your gifts and talents to better the next generation.

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We end the show with a psychotherapist Kelley Kitley who's difficult past lead her to her field of helping others. She walks us through the shift we all can make to use whatever business or skills we have to better this world. Chicagoland tune in Monday 4/23 to Lakeshore PBS at 6:30 PM and The Quad Cities, Thursday at 7:30 PM on WQPT. WATCH NATIONWIDE, Friday www.whitneyreynolds.com

Moving Mountains with MS

Whitney Reynolds

Sometimes you’ve been assigned this mountain to show others, it can be moved.
— Unknown

Get ready for an episode that will remind you: A diagnoses doesn't need to slow you down or stop you. Coming up on The Whitney Reynolds Show we are introducing you to AMAZING people who are "Moving Mountains With MS."

Each guests turned what some would consider a "negative diagnoses", into a discovery of their bigger calling. The stories that you will hear on the show explain how you can find purpose even in the midst of pain. From an artist that discovered her photography talent after laying down in cab from pain and looking up from a new viewpoint. To a mom who's raised thousands of dollars and awareness for MS. We also have Bryan Bickell former NHL player who was recently diagnosed walk us through his journey.

 Bryan Bickell

Bryan Bickell

 Angie Randall

Angie Randall

 Lori Swerdlow

Lori Swerdlow

TUNE IN this week on PBS to watch "Moving Mountains With MS."  

  • Chicago, Lakeshore PBS: Monday at 6:30 PM
  • The Quad Cities, WQPT PBS: Thursday at 7:30 PM
  • WWW.WHITNEYREYNOLDS.COM, Friday 9 AM

MUST WATCH: Dangers of Catfishing

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CATFISHING: Definition- lure (someone) into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona.


This week we are examining the topic "CATFISHING." We meet a savvy business woman who was catfished and luckily figured it out before she was put in terrible danger.  Hear how a simple hello from an online mystery man changed her life.

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On the show we have Dr. John Duffy to explain why people get "high on lies" and also ways we can identify potential "Catfishing Situations. 

As always our goal is to help you navigate some of life's tough issues. We live in such an online world now that it's crucial to remember to stay safe! We end the show with a private detective that shares the reality of the dangers online. Plus we find out the truth behind Leah's catfisher SHOCKING ENDING, you won't want to miss.

Make sure to tune in Monday 4/9 in Chicago on Lakeshore PBS. Thursday 4/12 on WQPT, The Quad Cities and NATIONAL every Friday on www.whitneyreynolds.com. 

COMING UP: A Parent's Worst Phone Call

Whitney Reynolds

Life can change in a split second and next week's show is reminder of just that. This topic is on  "drowning" and water safety. When we were doing research for this show we came across stats that were shocking. Believe it or not, drownings claim the lives of thousands of kids each year. The good news is, we can all do our part to help avoid this tragedy.

Coming up we'll hear from a mother that got one of the worst phone calls. She received news that her daughter was being revived and that she needed to head to the hospital. This is a must watch interview, it will save lives.

Plus we also have Gold Medalist Michael Phelps on the show. We hear how his foundation is striving to educate people on water safety. 

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Whitney Reynolds

Make sure to tune in Monday at 6:30 on Lakeshore PBS, Thursday on WQPT- PBS The Quad Cities and every Friday on www.whitneyreynolds.com. Together we can be the change!

SEASON PREMIER: Life Turnaround, Pastor Jolinda Wade

Whitney Reynolds

Our season premier of The Whitney Reynolds Show is one that will remind you no matter what your circumstance looks like today, there's always time for your TURNAROUND! Meet Pastor Jolinda Wade, a woman who was addicted to drugs, homeless and found herself behind bars. It was when she was locked away that God spoke to her and she found hope. 

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Make sure to tune in to our season premier March 26th at 6:30 PM on Lakeshore PBS. For a full schedule of our PBS program in your area, visit our MARKET FINDER.

Our show is one that's made it our mission to enlighten viewers on subjects like today's. There are so many issues in our world that must be heard. Thank you for being a listening ear. 

Taking Center Court For A Cause

Whitney Reynolds

Whitney Reynolds

I recently danced outside of my comfort zone to raise awareness for gun violence in our city. I AM WOMAN, an event where 500+ ladies united for a powerful cause. Here's how the dance went:

For ways to give involved and join the mission to end gun violence in Chicago CLICK HERE!

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PRE-ORDER: Beyond The Interview

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PRE-ORDER your copy HERE!

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(NOTE: All pre-orders come with a personalized message from Whitney!)

The official release is March 26th with the season premier of The Whitney Reynolds Show on PBS! Whitney will be doing book signings at the event . For tickets to the premier party visit our contact us page. Thank you for your continued support!

SEASON FINALE: A Life Story- Nancy Gianni

Whitney Reynolds

Every season we feature a person that in our book is changing the world and helping others along the way. Meet Nancy Gianni the founder of Gigi's Playhouse, Down syndrome Achievement Center.

 Nancy and daughter Gigi

Nancy and daughter Gigi

Nancy Gianni is the Founder and “Chief Belief Officer” of GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, and the visionary behind the organization’s launch and dramatic growth. In 2002, Nancy gave birth to her beautiful daughter, GiGi. When given the Down syndrome diagnosis, her fears coupled with the negative reactions of the medical staff made Nancy believe that her life, as she knew it, was over. She soon realized that GiGi could do the same things that her other children could do! What began as a mother’s vision to change perception has evolved into a global enterprise that is spreading an international message of acceptance for all.  

This is a must watching SEASON FINALE that will you wanting to make your mark in this world! Chicagoland, tune in Monday November 13th at 6:30 on Lakeshore PBS and Thursday the 16th on WQPT, PBS The Quad Cities at 7:30 PM.  CLICK HERE to get caught up on this season of our show. 

“Typically when a business works as hard as we do, you grow your profits.  That is why you go in into business!  Well, GiGi’s growth is extraordinary but our profits are not measured in dollars but in the lives we are changing every day.  I know our model of free educational and therapeutic programming would not fit into any Fortune 500 CEO’s business plan!  But you know who wins in this plan?  The kids and the world!” ~ Nancy Gianni