Mia Laurenzo is a 30-year veteran of public television in Miami. She began her career learning every aspect of video production. Currently she is a writer, producer and on-air host. Her experiences include producing for a series, special events and historical documentaries. Her most current project is Journey to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade where viewers will get a rare behind the scenes look at the making of such a monumental parade. Previous to this project, she produced Weird Florida: On the Road Again, a sequel to our highly successful, national award-winning show Weird Florida: Roads Less Traveled, where the cast and crew travel over 1,500 miles searching the Sunshine State’s weirdest and wackiest places. Both Weird Florida shows are currently in distribution to PBS stations nationally through the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). The show earned several awards, including a national Telly award in the travel category, three Crystal Reel Awards, and was even nominated for a regional Emmy. Prior to that, she produced an Emmy award winning documentary on child sexual abuse, Out of Darkness, Into Light which delves into the lives of three adult survivors of child sexual abuse, who through their own personal experiences, are committed to helping others affected by this unthinkable crime. Currently, this show is also in national distribution. She is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Suncoast Chapter.