ABOUT MEDIA MASTERS
Miranda Sevcik, Principal
Miranda Sevcik is an award-winning journalist, broadcast news producer, anchor, corporate writer and founder of Media Masters. Miranda created the company to address the many missed opportunities for attorneys and detrimental interviews she witnessed as a reporter.
Miranda began her media career in 1990 as a producer for the NBC Capital news bureau while still in journalism school at the University of Texas at Austin. From college, Miranda went on to work as an investigative reporter and anchor for NBC affiliate stations in Louisiana and South Carolina. Miranda then returned to Houston to work for local stations KPRC and KHOU as a special projects producer, news promotional writer and digital editor. Highlights of Miranda’s journalism career include breaking the Phen-Fen diet drug danger story, reporting on the Million Man March on Washington and covering the 52-day siege at the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco.
Miranda has worked on many high profile cases serving in the capacity of audience researcher, legal media strategist, media liaison and spokesperson. Some of her most notable cases include working with Ed Chernoff in his representation of Michael Jackson’s Doctor Conrad Murray, working with attorneys at Provost Umphrey in thier representation of NFL players struggling with career-releated concussion injuries and ensuring a low-income Houston medical clinic receives the Covid-19 immunizations for their underserved patient population. Miranda also strategized with Houston personal injury attorney Terry Bryant with the media interest in his representation of the man kidnapped by pirates in Somalia from the Maersk Alabama ship, Richard Hicks.
Contact Miranda at (713) 515-9729
CV available upon request
Celeste Zamora, Communications Specialist
Whether developing photos for the Austin American-Statesman, publicizing the world’s largest human rainbow, or organizing a Houston televised mayoral debate, Celeste Zamora has earned a solid reputation for producing award-winning marketing campaigns as a communications professional with proficiency on both sides of the camera. She has managed local, national and international media campaigns with the United Way Houston and the University of Houston-Downtown.
Celeste is a graduate of the University of Texas with specialties in media relations, photography and writing. She is a past board member of the Houston Association of Hispanic Journalists, Garden Oaks Friends of Montessori and past member of Public Relations Society of America-Houston, Texas Public Relations Association and International Association of Business Communicators. She works as fundraising and communications volunteer in a Houston Independent School District High School working with parent and student organizations.
Contact Celeste at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Misti Willingham, Communications Specialist
Misti Willingham is an award-winning journalist, broadcast news producer and editor with nearly a decade of experience working in the media. She provides clients with insight into the inner workings of a newsroom, and provides guidance on how to gain and maintain a positive working relationship with the media, especially during a crisis.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree from the School of Mass Communications and Journalism at Texas State University, Misti began her career in 2006 as a production assistant at KHOU Channel 11, a CBS affiliate in Houston. She set her sights on working up quickly, and within two years, she was promoted to producer. Soon after, KIAH Channel 39 sought her out, and there she helped orchestrate the launch of a new type of news, Newsfix, before accepting a promotion to return to KHOU as a prime time producer.
Highlights of Misti’s career include 24-hour coverage of Hurricane Ike as it came ashore in Galveston, a one-hour special commemorating the opening of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, and continuous coverage of various flooding events in Houston, including the Memorial Day floods of 2015. Misti was also awarded the Texas Associated Press Award for Best Daytime Newscast in 2013.
Misti understands better than anyone how to craft a story to get news producer’s attention. Her award-winning writing skills and “nose for news” helps Media Masters’ clients by helping them present their story to the media so they can efficiently and effectively achieve their purpose. Misti’s media contacts developed from working for nearly a decade in the media helps Media Masters clients’ stories make it to the front of the line when press attention is crucial.