Veria Living To Launch Daily Live Series

Veria Living will launch a live, daily interactive series this Monday dedicated to health and wellness issues.

The series, Veria Living Companion, will air daily in four live, 15-minute blocks (11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.) beginning Jan. 6 and will feature a fresh look at the latest health and wellness headlines as well as offer practical health tips for viewers, said network officials. Hosted by a panel of rotating contributors including (pictured L-R) Robyn Youkilis, Jaycee Gossett, Matt McClure, Sonia Baghdady, Dr. Robin Berzin and Alyson Charles, the series will encourage viewers to interact with the hosts as well as other viewers regarding a variety of health-related topics via Skype, phone, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

VLC brings a dynamic new energy to  daytime television with content designed to engage and inspire, and accessible hosts who will mentor viewers as they explore new ways to improve their health and lead happier, more fulfilled lives,” said Veria Living’s new CEO Eric Sherman in a statement.  “Everyone has the power to change their life – VLC offers practical advice, actionable tips and most importantly, encouragement and support for viewers and callers as they embark on a new chapter of their life.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.