What career advice would you give your big brother’s big brother?

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With more than 12 years of producing The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a post-production and graphic design masterclass, and producing a weekend sports talk show for NBC and Inside Edition, Meredith is having quite a busy life.

But Meredith loves his job! He asked a few of the people he’d worked with what career advice they’d give him about moving on to bigger and better things.

Here’s how Neal A. Reed, executive producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Norman Hultzen, the head designer for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, responded:


“I would tell him to continue working in radio. His accent is such a joy to listen to and his sense of humor and drive is second to none.”


“Well, that’s also a good idea!”

What does host Rose Colangelo think? She said her advice to him is “to stay home and look after his health.”

“Talk to your wife and kids. See what comes up.”


“I would tell him to stay home and look after his health.”

“If you want to make some money, he should be a full-time or part-time producer.”


“I would tell him to move to New York City. Start his own production company and go where he wants.”

“Make more money”

“I think it’s a question of what you want to do. I also think it’s a question of how often do you want to work.”


“All that matters is what you believe in. I’m on your side.”


“Oh, for God’s sake, stop it.”

“Yes,” wrote Hultzen. “After all, don’t you believe in your gut?”

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