Power Bunch



photograph by Bob Capazzo

This magazine is no stranger to profiling some of the most powerful people in news, entertainment, politics, sports and business. I like to think that they trust us with their stories, because even for big personalities, there is a certain level of pride that comes from being featured in the hometown magazine.

This month we bring you our second annual Power Issue. Here, we profile four personalities who have broken barriers, beaten the odds and taken on the (really) bad guys. In fact, some have done all three.

If John Kelly looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen the formidable lawyer on basically any station that has a news program (NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, HLN). Kelly has been at the center of the O. J. Simpson civil case, the Natalee Holloway investigation, the conviction of wife-killer Drew Peterson and so many more high-profile cases. One of the good guys, Kelly serves as a champion for the wronged. “Working on the right side of the wrong stuff—I love it,” he explains. And that is why we are thrilled to bring you his story (page 48).

Hannah Storm is no stranger to battles herself. But not of the legal sort. Instead, this determined talent fought the status quo—and won. She is now arguably one of the most recognizable sportscasters on the air today. That’s no small feat when you consider it wasn’t long ago that network executives told her it was too risky to hire a woman to commentate sports. We’re pretty sure those guys are kicking themselves (page 58).

And speaking of kicking, Clay Pecorin and Justin Zackham are most likely kicking each other right now. Proverbially at least. Though the two are best friends, verbal sparring is their clear sport of choice. Yet in between put-downs, pie fights and full-on blowouts, the pair is directing and producing movies with some of Tinseltown’s biggest names. You probably saw many of them roaming around town two summers ago while they were filming The Big Wedding (page 70).

So there you have it. These people are fun. They are fascinating. And best of all, they are ours. It’s nice to see that even though they are accustomed to living in the white-hot glare of the national media spotlight (or perhaps because of it) they find comfort in coming home.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • "Israel and the U.S."

    2014.09.22
     @ New Canaan Library

    The public is invited to attend a World Affairs Forum Great Decisions event featuring Seth Anziska, Columbia University. Mr. Anziska will speak...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese

    2014.09.24
     @ Meli-Melo

    Meet Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese & Take Home a Signed Copy of His New Book! Kevin is a holistic health practitioner,...

  • Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.25
     @ Milbrook Club

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon will be held at Milbrook Club. Registration 11:30am; start at...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • Verismo - Opera Arias and Ensembles

    2014.09.26
     @ Round Hill Community Church

    Music from the Heart at Round Hill  “Verismo – Arias and Ensembles,” an opera concert, will bring drama and passion...

  • Aaron Henry Trunk Show & Personal Appearance

    2014.09.26
     @ Richards

  • Curiosity Concerts Season Opening: SONIC ESCAPE

    2014.09.27
     @ Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium

    The Greenwich Arts Council's Curiosity Concerts opens its second season of free classical music concerts for families on Saturday, Sept. 27,...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Bistro Versailles Wine Dinner

    2014.09.29
     @ Bistro Versailles

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other...

  • Joie Special Shopping Event

    2014.09.30
     @ Joie

    Joie invites you to a special shopping event! Enjoy wine & hor d'oeuvres while shopping 20% off your purchase Enter to win a...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance's Go For Pink Shopping Event

    2014.10.02
     @ Greenwich Avenue area

    Breast Cancer Alliance announced that it is partnering with Greenwich merchants for a special day of events and shopping on Thursday, October 2nd...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun Walk

    2014.10.05
     @ Camp Simmons

    Are you ready for some MUDDY fun? Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich is proud to host the 3rd annual Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun...


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