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Marion MacKenzie Pyle

Perhaps no one can champion the essence of a brand or social cause better than Marion MacKenzie Pyle. Best known as an innovator, storyteller, strategic thinker, and dynamic communicator, Marion brings a blend of expertise that includes television, broadcast journalism, social marketing, advertising, media production, and public affairs. 

Her most recent success includes two 2018 Telly Award honors for her work as writer, director and co-producer for Legacy’s acclaimed Mental Health Initiative video series. Sponsored by the Southern California Library Cooperative and The California State Library, the series sheds important light on the plight of California’s homeless population and mental illness.

Marion is also known for her pioneering work on the award-winning “Straight From The Tap” cable television series, the first ever California video news magazine about water sustainability and green living. As the series principal writer, producer/director, and host, she transformed complex public policy and technical issues into stylish and entertaining episodes that aired on statewide cable networks such as Time Warner and Cox, as well as Bay Area PBS stations. Sponsored by Metropolitan Water District (MWD), one of the largest water wholesalers in the world, SFFT received six Telly awards, two PRism awards, and numerous other media accolades, including the American Water Works Association for Achievement in Public Communication.

Marion’s copywriting and producing talents for Mexico’s Department of Tourism advertising campaigns also garnered her a prestigious Clio Award. She’s also received other advertising media honors for her work for Kraft USA.

A keen interest in world affairs has led Marion to champion poverty alleviation initiatives for national and international non profits. Being a lover of the arts, she has produced special tribute works for Pulitzer-prize-winning author and playwright, Larry McMurtry, actors Jeff Bridges, Diane Lane and Jake Gyllenhaal, just to name a few. 

An avid health advocate, Marion is also author of the acclaimed book “Healed, Healthy and Whole, How We Beat Cancer.” In ongoing media appearances all over the U.S., she shares the remarkable story of her husband’s recovery using only alternative and integrative medicine, and inspires thousands with a message of hope and healing.

Marion holds a B.A. in Mass Media and Communications, and an M.A. in Communication Management from the Annenberg School of Communication at USC. She is an active member of the Producer’s Guild of America and of several non profit boards.