Whether she’s conducting a live satellite interview with Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs or a woman with breast cancer … whether she’s on location helping to install a kitchen sink, receiving an energy healing treatment, or assisting in the preparation of a delicious dish, Portland brings genuine curiosity to every subject, a willingness to get her hands dirty, sensitivity to her guests, and the ability not only to ask good questions but to listen closely to answers.
She’s hosted a variety of programs: health, magazine travel, live talk shows, home improvement, infomercials, job recruitment, and business. Her on-camera hosting and reporting work has been featured on the Comcast Network, PBS, Discovery Home & Leisure, Oxygen, Veria Living TV, New England Cable News, Vermont Public Television, WZMY-TV, Wisdom Television, NetTV, and more.
General On-Camera Hosting Reel:
As the creator and executive producer of To Your Health, a new talk show series on NetTV, I auditioned a lot of people for the host role. Once I met Portland, I knew immediately that this was the person I was looking for. She has a natural, likable, believable on-air presence, and connects well with the camera as well as with her guests. She is an excellent listener, always shows up prepared, knows her subject matter, and is a consummate professional … an absolute joy and pleasure to work with.Margaret “Peggy” Kim
Health and Wellness Host and Producer
Her special interest in health and wellness led Portland to create and host What’s the Alternative?, a national talk show of 52 half-hours about natural ways to heal the body and mind on the former Veria Living TV.
Over the years, she’s interviewed wellness leaders like Dr. Deepak Chopra, stress management expert and humorist Loretta LaRoche, mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. Joan Borysenko, New York Times best-selling author Dr. Mark Hyman, cardiologist Dr. Herbert Benson, psychiatrist and ADD expert Dr. Edward Hallowell, trauma researcher Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, scientist Dr. Joe Dispenza, and physicist and spiritual healer, Barbara Brennan. She’s the host of To Your Health on NetTV, the host and creator a four-part YouTube series called Headlines, Health, and Healing, and has been an alternative medicine contributor on WGBH’s Greater Boston.
Hosting To Your Health, New York City, NetTV
Natural Health Hosting Reel
Clips from To Your Health on NetTV
What’s the Alternative? Promo, Veria Living TV
What’s the Alternative? Clips:
Iridology, What’s the Alternative?, Veria Living TV
Clips from What’s the Alternative?, Season 1, Veria Living TV
Clips from What’s the Alternative?, Season 2, Veria Living TV
Portland combined the very difficult roles of content producer and talent on What’s The Alternative?, a series of 52 shows she created and produced with National Boston. She was always thoroughly prepared. Her interview style is genuine, engaging, and always leaves the viewer with terrific insight. She’s a wonderful talent and an excellent producer.Dan Cronin
Headlines, Health, & Healing Clips:
A Healthy Alternative to Soda
TRE: Tension- & Trauma-Releasing Exercises
Qigong for Depression