Sharon Merritt

Freelance Television Marketer & Copywriter

Location:Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2 Skills

More than 20 years experience in television and web scripting, production, copywriting, concepting, and management.


• Creating and producing advertising, marketing, and promotional concepts for commercials, branded entertainment, and promos
• Long format scripting for non-fiction programming
• Writing feature articles and blogs for national audience
• Executing marketing materials including film and video productions for on-air and on-line, live presentations, and print materials
• Managing staff as a creative director
• Project management from start to finish including overseeing budgets, hiring vendors, and managing creative execution

Career highlights:

• Scripted and produced HGTV Upfront presentations for 12 years
• Published on-line content articles with Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, and More Magazines
• Blogged professionally for HGTV as part of a green-living
experiment under the name “Gang Green”
• Handled all promotion and marketing for syndication of “Saved By the Bell”
• Created videos for the Sony Jumbotron in Times Square
promoting “The Ricki Lake Show”
• Managed all promotion and marketing for “Vicki!”
• Launched HGTV HD with a staff of three, creating over 500 promotional spots by premiere
• Produced live stage shows for company celebrations attended by 1000+ guests
• Winner of numerous awards including Promax, NY Festivals,
Tellys, and Addys


Dec 2010- Out Damn Spot! –
Present commercial production company

Jan 2009- HGTV -- cable network – Knoxville, TN
Dec 2009 Vice President, Branded Entertainment

2004-2009 HGTV Vice President, Special Projects 1999-2004 HGTV Director, Creative Services 1997-1999 HGTV Manager, Creative Services
1995-1997 HGTV Senior Writer/Producer Creative Services

1994-1995 HGTV Writer/Producer Creative Services

1991-1994 Another Large Production – commercial & marketing production company -- Los Angeles, CA
Senior Producer

1990-1991 WCVB – Hearst ABC affiliate -- Boston, MA
Creative Services Writer/Producer

1987-1990 WXYZ-TV – Scripps ABC affiliate -- Detroit, MI
Creative Services Writer/Producer


Michigan State University
BA in Telecommunications
Skills (2) Rating
Television Marketing