Behind the Chaos: Reena Friedman Watts, TV Producer


Reena Friedman Watts: Critically Acclaimed TV Producer / On Air Personality / Host (The Jerry Springer Show, Nanny 911, Better Call Daddy)

On this episode of The Jay Franze Show, we’re thrilled to have the captivating Reena Friedman Watts, a seasoned on-air personality, TV producer, and the mastermind behind “Better Call Daddy.” Reena’s journey from the Jerry Springer Show to Court TV is nothing short of extraordinary, and she’s all about bringing stories to life.

Join us as Reena shares her passion for storytelling and dives into the unique family dynamic that drives her podcast. In “Better Call Daddy,” Reena teams up with her Dad for insightful, uncensored conversations with a wide range of guests, from influential business leaders to phone sex workers. There are no boundaries here!

Discover the power of authentic relationships, teamwork, and the wisdom that her father imparts in every episode. Reena’s blend of humor and candid discussions will keep you engaged until the end.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Reena Friedman Watts
  • Recorded: October 16, 2023


Exploring Life’s Curveballs: Teresa Strasser, TV Personality


Teresa Strasser: Emmy-Winning Writer / TV Host / Author (Win Ben Stein’s Money, While You Were Out, Good Morning America)

In this exciting episode of The Jay Franze Show, we are honored to welcome the multi-talented Teresa Strasser, an American writer, television personality, and Emmy award winner. Teresa’s journey has been remarkable, from her early days as a field correspondent to becoming a beloved co-host on The Adam Carolla Show.

Teresa’s impressive career spans various media, including television, radio, and writing. As an Emmy-winning writer for Comedy Central’s “Win Ben Stein’s Money” and an Emmy-nominated television host for TLC’s “While You Were Out,” she has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

Teresa’s first book, “Exploiting My Baby: Because It’s Exploiting Me,” received critical acclaim and became a Los Angeles Times Bestseller. It transformation into a pilot for ABC, thanks to the collaboration with Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

Not only is Teresa, a prolific writer, but she’s also an influential journalist with contributions to the Los Angeles Times and The Los Angeles Jewish Journal. Her poignant first-person essays have been recognized with three Los Angeles Press Club Awards, including the prestigious Columnist of the Year.

Teresa’s television credits include, her role as a field correspondent for WNYW-TV’s “Good Day New York,” and Fox shows like “Good Day Live” and “On Air With Ryan Seacrest.” Her engaging presence can still be enjoyed on re-runs of the USA Network’s “Character Fantasy.”

Her credits also include her time on ABC’s “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” and “The Chair.” Teresa has also charmed audiences with her appearances on the E! Network countdown shows, such as “50 Cutest Child Stars” and “101 Celebrity Oops.”

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Teresa holds the role as a spokesperson for prominent national brands, including U-Haul, Home Depot, LG, Domino’s, and Big Lots. Best Western Hotels and Resorts enjoyed collaborating with her on family travel adventures chronicled in print and on YouTube.

Named one of Arizona’s “Top Ten Social Media Moms” by The Arizona Republic and listed as “The Least Annoying People of the Year” by the New York Post, Teresa’s authenticity and charm have endeared her to audiences worldwide.

Currently, Teresa anchors the nightly syndicated entertainment show, “The List,” produced by the E.W. Scripps Company, for which she received a well-deserved 2015 Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for Best Host.

Join us for an inspiring and entertaining conversation as Teresa Strasser shares her insights, experiences, and valuable lessons learned throughout her extraordinary career. Tune in to The Jay Franze Show for an unforgettable episode with this talented and endearing television personality.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Teresa Strasser
  • Recorded: August 8, 2023


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Beyond the Label: Zay Zay, TV Personality


Zay Zay: Critically Acclaimed TV & Radio Personality / Emcee / Actor (Telemundo, San Antonio Spurs, San Antonio FC)

Join us for an electrifying episode of The Jay Franze Show as we welcome the multi-talented Actor, Emcee, and TV & Radio Personality, Zay Zay, to our studio. Prepare yourself for a fascinating conversation as Zay Zay takes us on an exhilarating journey through the world of pop culture, meeting some of its most fun and exciting personalities.

In this episode, Zay Zay reveals his uncanny ability to connect with the brightest gems of the entertainment industry. From acclaimed actors to rising stars, renowned musicians, and captivating influencers, Zay Zay shares his unique experiences and encounters with the fascinating individuals shaping the pop culture landscape.

Get ready to dive deep into Zay Zay’s treasure trove of stories as he recounts memorable encounters, spills behind-the-scenes secrets, and offers a peek into the lives of some of our favorite celebrities. From the glamorous red carpet events to intimate one-on-one interviews, Zay Zay’s charismatic personality and contagious energy bring the world of pop culture to life.

Join host Jay Franze as he delves into Zay Zay’s captivating journey, exploring the intersection of entertainment, artistry, and fame. Through engaging anecdotes and revealing insights, Zay Zay shares his passion for uncovering the hidden talents, unique perspectives, and untold stories of the captivating personalities he encounters.

So, whether you’re a pop-culture enthusiast, a fan of Zay Zay, or simply looking for an entertaining and enlightening podcast experience, this episode of The Jay Franze Show with Zay Zay is a must-listen. Tune in for inspiration, laughter, and a deeper understanding of the extraordinary world surrounding us.

Note: This podcast episode contains lively conversations and references to various pop culture figures, making it a delight for fans and curious minds.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Zay Zay
  • Recorded: May 22, 2023