Who Are We?

#ChicagonistaLIVE is a full media production and show run by Beth Rosen of 4 Keys Media and MJ Tam of City Connect Media, Inc. Together they produced the first “social talk show” of Chicago that also came to be known as The #ChicagonistaLIVE! Show.

The show has been featured in many traditional TV and On-Print media outlets including CBS ChicagoNBC ChicagoFox NewsChicago TribuneChicago Sun-TimesWBEZ 91.5, and more. More shows are currently on the drawing board, so stay tuned…

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The #ChicagonistaLIVE Show Co-Hosts:

Nancy Loo, Broadcast Journalist

Nancy has also worked in television in New York City, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Oregon. In recent years, Nancy has become well-known in Chicago’s social media scene – using Twitter and Facebook to crowdsource and engage viewers during newscasts.

Nancy’s personal blog, NancyLoo.net, was recently chosen for the Chicago Now blog roll and she is also a contributor to the The Chicago Moms. Last year, Nancy teamed up with MJ Tam to launch Young Chicagonista, a website for Chicago girls that’s gained national recognition as a 2010 nominee for “Best Teen Weblog”. A self-described “tech geek freak”, Nancy is constantly connected. You can connect with her on twitterfacebook and Linkedin. Nancy is also addicted to foursquare and has even been giving Whrrl a whirl!

MJ Tam, Chicagonista; City Connect Media, Inc.

MJ Tam started blogging in 1999 and has since been very active in the Social Media world. She is the Editor of Chicagonista and the Creator of City Connect Media, Inc. that owns and operates Chicagonista.com, NYMetropolista.com, The Chicago Moms and hoping to launch more city sites on her list: San Franista, SoCalista, and Miaminista.  MJ is also a frequent segment contributor for the Windy City LIVE, an ABC Chicago affiliate daily morning TV talk show.

You can follow MJ on twitter.

Beth Rosen, 4 Keys Media, Inc.

Beth K. Rosen is a leading edge Social Media strategist whose versatility and expertise in media and the promotional arts allows individuals and companies realize their full potential on Twitter, Facebook as well as through podcasting and blogging. Beth draws upon her vast experience as a radio, film and commercial producer to structure, implement and maintain highly focused and beneficial Social Media campaigns for businesses.

Beth is also a pioneer podcaster. Since 2004, she hosts a weekly podcast that is carried by NBCChicago.com. She is instrumental in applying the podcasting format to her Social Media choices for companies who wish to permeate and inspire the mommy market.

Duong Sheahan, Digital Girlfriends &Health Blogger

Duong experienced relationships that have extended beyond the digital world after unintentionally landing on Twitter and the use of social media. Recognizing the power of women and friendship, Duong was inspired to create Digital Girlfriends, a social network to bring women online from “tweeting to meeting.” Duong is proud to support businesses and organizations that she believes in and has trained individuals and groups to launch their own social media presence.

Duong’s personal passion is in health and wellness and it’s become her mission is to educate, encourage, and empower people to healthier. Duong worked for one the world’s leading health expert in the natural health industry and New York Times bestselling author of The Maker’s Diet as a Weekend of Wellness Consultant, coordinating health seminars and promoting the Perfect Weight America book tourand campaign around the country. Prior, Duong had a background in the ministry at one of the largest churches in the Midwest serving in leadership capacity as a volunteer for over 15 years and on staff as the Director of Ministry Placement where she was instrumental in helping people to connect to the ministry, organizing events, launch new departments, among other responsibilities.