Elaine Swann • Oceanside Spectrum
Elaine Swann has been with KOCT as the host of Spectrum on KOCT’s channel 18. Elaine interviews non-profit organizations, Civic Clubs and Members of the Faith and Education communities. She has the talent to make these organizations feel at ease and allows them to inform the community about their upcoming events, membership drives and volunteer opportunities. Elaine has also been seen on the “Today Show, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX News” as a Social Media Commentator. Elaine is a special correspondent on San Diego’s NBC 7, has a syndicated column and offers workshops and seminars. Besides being on camera, Elaine is an Author, Speaker and Etiquette Consultant. She runs the day-to-day operations of a multi-media company. She oversees five divisions of the company which includes a Coaching Series, Broadcasting, Publishing, Merchandising and Internet content. But Elaine doesn’t stop there.
She is an avid writer who has written three books “Girls Have Style”, “Technology Today” and “The Power of Polite”. She has also been awarded the Bethel Memorial Phenomenal Woman Award” and has been listed in the Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals. She is an active volunteer art the Milestone House for girls and a trustee board member of Girls Inc. Elaine has lectured and held training sessions at the University of Southern Calif. (USC), San Diego University (SDSU), the United States Marine Corp Civilian Leadership Development, the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) , Executive Women International (EWI) National Association of Professional Organizers, San Diego and she has spoken at Del Mar, Carlsbad, Palm Desert, San Francisco and Oceanside Chambers of Commerce. Elaine is not only a KOCT family member but she is a firehouse of enthusiasm and kindness and her many contributions to KOCT are gratefully appreciated.
John Bonosoro • North County Voice
John Bonosoro, developer of the Triangles at Work concept and company of the same name has been working at advancing the leading edge of leadership development and brand marketing for over twenty-five years.
After many years of leadership positions in military and business organizations, John became a teacher and consultant, collaborating with students and clients to bring them to new levels of personal and organizational success. In addition to these two permanent roles, John frequently presents on leadership and other business topics as an individual and as part of the Motova8 and Performex training organizations.
John's clients and students have found his basic tenet is that human behavior is holistic, that behaviors proving to be functional in one area of life will be functional in other areas as well. Approaching life as a whole rather than as independent segments removes a lot of the stress that has been placed on people who are trained to approach each area of life with a different set of tools.
John's background includes executive management of firms ranging in size from one employee to one hundred million in annual revenue, a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, an MBA, ABD-DBA, not-for-profit board membership, and frequent appearances as a local television host.
Kellie Davis has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment and journalism industries as a filmmaker, writer, producer, actress, and Salsa dancer. In 2011, a stage play she wrote, Transitions: A Trilogy of One-Act Plays, was nominated for five NAACP Theatre Awards, winning Best Playwright Local and Best Ensemble.
Kellie was first introduced to KOCT when she recruited a few KOCT crewmembers to help make a short film she co-produced, called Between Shifts, which was shot throughout the cities of Oceanside and Carlsbad. Kellie is delighted to now call Oceanside home, and produce content for KOCT.
Alison St John
Alison was born in Tanzania, brought up in Scotland, and earned her degree in psychology and sociology from Durham University in England. Her postgraduate diploma is in student counseling. She worked in England, Nigeria, Switzerland, Belgium, India, and Japan before moving to the United States in 1981. She has been a voice on KPBS Radio since 1989, and has served as a news reporter for radio, TV and the web, as well as anchoring, hosting, producing and editing. She now lives in Oceanside, CA and enjoys how her community is growing and changing and has been hosting on KOCT for many years.
Kent was born and raised in the Midwest and graduated from both undergraduate school and law school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After practicing law for several years, he switched careers to journalism and worked at newspapers in Missouri, New York, Illinois and Indiana before taking over the helm of the North County Times in 1996. In 2008, he was named the Suburban Newspaper Association Editor of the Year. He is a Carlsbad resident and continues to write and edit freelance columns. Kent has been hosting at KOCT for many years and is currently the Chair on KOCT's Board of Directors.
Tom Morrow • Living Legacies
Being a resident in Oceanside for over 21 years, Tom has been in the public spotlight for many years. He started his notoriety as the business editor, featured writer, and daily columnist for the Blade-Citizen/ North County Times. After retiring in 2009, Tom has devoted most of his time and efforts to KOCT. When Tom first joined the KOCT family in 1994 he was the original host of the “Journalist Roundtable.” Tom has also produced and hosted “Living Legacies” for the past 14 years. “Living Legacies” is Tom’s pride and joy. This show gives our current viewers and future generations the opportunity to witness, and hear for themselves, how people have helped shape our unique community. KOCT donates copies of “Living Legacies” to the Oceanside Historical Society and the program has become an archival video reference for our community. KOCT is very privileged to have Tom Morrow on our board. He not only brings an in-depth insight into journalism but his true love and caring for the Oceanside community is self evident. Mr. Tom Morrow, sometimes known as “Mr. Oceanside” has become one of our own “Living Legacies.”