on-air expert


On-Air Interviews, SMT’s & Podcasts

In the past seven years, Trae has served as the on-air expert for over 50 Satellite Media tours, managed the talent for many others and provided expert commentary for dozens of in-studio segments, Skype or radio interviews and podcasts. She has addressed topics ranging from top Mother’s Day gifts to parenting hacks to money-saving shopping strategies, tackling up to 36 interviews in one sitting.



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“The best on-air interview is informative, concise, clear … and it needs to be distilled into a form that each member of the audience can understand — and that’s what Trae delivers every time. She’s not just relatable, she’s almost hyper-informed — and she wraps it all in her professional approach. Hey, Trae: keep coming back, ok?”

Jason Middleton, Anchor/Tech Reporter, KGO 810


“When I produced consumer content at NBC News I could always count on Trae for home run quotes. She speaks in sound bites, which is crucial in television. But she’s also smart, and engages in pre-production dialogue so I always knew going into an interview that we were on the same page.”

Mike Fomil, former NBC Newschannel producer


“Having produced and booked a countless number of SMTs with Trae, I can honestly say that she made my job easy. She is an on-air talent dream for any media outlet: She’s clear, concise, smart, consumer savvy, personable, fun, energetic, and relatable across any variety of audience. TV and radio outlets love her and always wanted more Trae! Aside from her superb on-air talent and consumer/shopping expertise, Trae is a media relations pro and was always actively and enthusiastically involved with the SMT production and strategy from start to finish.”

Ashley Bernardi, Founder of Nardi Media.


“Trae Bodge is a true inspiration and has been a joy to work with for over a year. She is always on her toes no matter what I may ask in our interviews, on point with messaging, and has proven herself to be among the top experts on consumer shopping. Her delivery is nothing short of perfect and her likability is off the charts. Trae’s knowledge of all things smart shopping is inspiring – and I’ve been honored to share her expertise with my audience!”

Josh Elledge, TV consumer savings expert, syndicated newspaper columnist, & podcast host


“I have worked with Trae Bodge on many occasions and have been more than impressed with her professionalism and ability to deliver the message. She is great in any situation and I would recommend her for any broadcast. In my over 20 years of working in the Satellite Media Industry, I must say it is hard to think of anyone better.”

Jeff Glicklin, Production Manager, Path1 Studios


“After working in broadcast PR with many on-air talents, I can honestly say that Trae is the ideal spokesperson. Her deep understanding of her clients’ goals, coupled with her experience and comfort speaking to all types of consumers, allows her to deliver sharp messages that please both sides. Whether it’s an in-studio national segment or 24 back-to-back satellite interviews, Trae conducts herself with grace and professionalism. She’s a true joy to work with.”

Caroline Rana, former Senior Account Executive, Outcast Agency


“Trae is an expert guest who – early on – earned the honorary title, “friend of the show,” a badge given by those in media to frequent guest experts who not only do a great job at nailing the subject but can banter without missing a beat. Trae comes prepared to answer the topical questions and is not easily stumped … she’s always got answers, even when the questions stray off topic. Trae has a conversational delivery that can make a list of statistics sound like Sunday conversation at the social club. She has the ability to drive home the details at a pace and tone that’s relatable to anyone. Your program is never boring when Trae Bodge is a guest.”

Josh Zach, Chief Correspondent, News Radio 680 WPTF, North Carolina News Network


“Having coordinated dozens of SMTs and RMTs with Trae, I can’t tell you how excited producers were when they heard me mention her name. Trae is phenomenal at her delivery, and dare I say, it’s near perfect every single time. She’s concise, enthusiastic, and, most importantly, knowledgeable about every topic she dives in to. Trae truly is a media guru and her name resonates with producers across the country. Trae goes above and beyond to prep for her interviews and that diligence made me look good on so many occasions I lost count.”

Benny Martinez, Senior Account Executive at Finn Partners.


Interested in working with Trae? Please contact Jill Budik at Spotlight Media Relations: jill@spotlightmediarelations.com/(212) 489-8774, or complete the form below.


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