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Media Coverage

My Social Media Reach is over 200K+, Instagram is an obsession, and I love Facebook for just being me with discussions and chatting with my followers, of course, I am loving on Facebook Live. My favorite things happen in Twitter, including when brands DM me to work, and then it’s lights, camera action, Let’s Work!

Re-branding is never an easy step but it is crucial when you really learn who you are, and why did I not just start out as Dana Vento and own my name, I will never know, but I am here now!

Pittsburgh Coverage with Radio and TV

Since the inception of my first blog, the iconic Pittsburgh Frugal Mom, to DanaVento.Com, my site has been a consistent source that is called upon when local media needs an Expert for Lifestyle.

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Me and Melanie Taylor

My work has been featured in magazines, quoted, placed on-air newscasts and been I have been featured in the local newspapers.

For three years, I provided content to Melanie Taylor of The Bubba Show on 100.7 for the Best of Free and Fabulous around the Pittsburgh Area: Frugal Fridays With 100.7 and Melanie Taylor.

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John Shumway(KDKA), Andrew DelGreco(WTAE), M. Cipriani(WTAE), Bubba(100.7)

My Work

My travel content is everywhere from the online with Gallup, New Mexico, to Colorado Springs, on Travel Media Showcase, Puerto Vallarta, St. Maarten, and that’s just a little bit of it, there’s so much more on so many sites!

Travel writing and recipe creation are my favorite content and I work on that often! I’ve worked with a massive online small appliance vendor, creating all their online digital downloadable, recipes (imagery, videos, recipe creation) and with grocery stores to creatively story tell new products from brands they want to showcase.


Yes, you could say I had fun when the editor wrote this piece because I love to shop! Do you? We are gonna be besties!

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Here is from my photo shoot for Feature in Redbook Magazine, August 2013, Page #124 — Because I really negotiated the BEST Deal on a Vehicle!

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Redbook’s Photo & Mine from Kristin

Gabe’s Hired me to be their Media Correspondent For the Grand Opening In Erie, PA — WSEE(CBS) with Eva Mastromatteo –

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Talking GABE’s With Eva M on WSEE Erie TV

The Gabe’s Gig with a visit to the STAR morning show in Erie – where we talked about fashion and fabulous deals!

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WTAE IN STORE Shopping Trip, Marci Cipriani and I took a little trip to Shop n’ Save to look closely at shopping and best prices, While John Shumway and I talk about THE MAGIC Pill and then there was the time we talked about COUPONING WITH REWARDS CARDS on WPXI.

Andrew Stockey of WTAE and I talked about Smart Phones and Scratch Wireless since I had a bit of an insider’s opinion on this. See again, the Vento Kids all are always working on their vantage points the can offer.

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Working with my kids & Andrew Stockey(WTAE) on Smartphone Service

Our active Lifestyle leads to dining out and of course that led to a story for the local news where WPXIDINING OUT AND SAVING BIG was the story of the evening.

Trib Live Newspaper and I discussed Tips On How To Stash More Cash & More with Food (think I am a foodie for a reason?) as ALDI USA provided me the honor of Feature Blogger before they were really even working with bloggers!

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One of my first interviews was an Interview on KDKA with Rick Dayton, I can totally remember being a bit nervous, but it was so much fun! From there things got interesting and I did my first rebrand, so yes, this interview was really back in the day, October of 2010 to be exact. Shhh, Don’t tell anyone how long I have been at this blogging thing:)

Here, in this lovely article, I spoke with Parenting Magazine about kids and their teen idols, at that time we were talking about my disappointment in Miley Cyrus and her many bad decisions. teens, tweens, idols, parenting, dana vento, parenting magazine

My contribution to this LearnVest Article provides you the path for getting your kids the school help they need without paying for it, there is a way.

Redbook is where you will find me! —

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I love products, and shopping and many times what I have to say resonates well with brands and their followers here are a few places I was featured:

ModernMom Facebook Page For Food

Spreen Mazda — Because We Test Drive Vehicles

Virginia Beach – Tourism

DIY for Door-To-Door – Facebook

Shula Burger

DFO Home (DIY)

Frieda’s Specialty Produce


White Mountain Shoes

Absurd Ways To Save Money – See my take on this great story that is one of a few on Rather Be Shopping!

CoverMate Facebook page

BrylaneHome Facebook Page –


Local Events in Pittsburgh are always fun, and I love taking part in them as the Local Spokesperson/Host. Here are just a few that I have done.

Comcast with #XFinityMoms

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Working at the #Popsicle Pop-Up Party as I was the Local Spokesperson for Popsicle on the Pittsburgh leg of the tour & A Tweet from Popsicle popsicle pittsburgh

IKEA – Host for Rainy Days, and Upcoming Restaurant Grand Re-Opening April 2016 and many other times.

Have fun events, locations, restaurants, etc for me to cover, please reach out to me DanaVento@Gmail.Com