Marion MacKenzie Pyle
Marion MacKenzie Pyle is an award-winning writer, producer, broadcast journalist, and media host skilled at creating scripted and non-scripted television, video news magazines, educational series, commercials, and digital media. Her work in the U.S., and Australia has been honored with multiple Telly, PRSA, PRism, Clio Awards, and multiple other media recognitions. Her journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a deep passion for creating impactful content.
Known as “fabulously creative with a keen business sense,” her unique skill set also weaves together expertise in advertising, social marketing, public affairs, and the performing arts.
Marion has successfully advanced the mission of a diverse clients base in public, private and non-profit sectors. Topics have included arts and entertainment; faith and family; environment and science; health and wellness; lifestyle and culture; water resource sustainability; as well as homelessness and mental health. She is fluent in Spanish and works seamlessly in both languages.
Marion began her career in the performing arts that led to a decade of acclaimed acting roles in television, theatre and film, both in the U.S. and Australia. While in Melbourne, she co-founded the P&M Drama Studios, a thriving artistic hub and training center for Australian actors.
Highlights in Marion’s media portfolio include:
Video News Magazine Cable TV Series (Environmental Sustainability)
Marion wrote, produced and hosted the award-winning video news magazine Straight from the Tap, a stylish and entertaining series that championed a wise use of Southern California’s water resources as a lifestyle in the home and garden. Airing on Time Warner Cable as well as Bay Area PBS, the series garnered more than a dozen media, television, public relations, and public affairs awards. (https://legacymedialab.com/portfolio/)
Fiction and Non Fiction Video Series (Homelessness and Mental Health)
In response to the tide of homeless people flooding California’s state and local libraries, Marion wrote, co-directed and co-produced the award-winning video training series The California Mental Health Initiative. This unique series equipped librarians and executive staff on how to professionally and compassionately interact with homeless and mentally ill individuals. The winner of two Telly Awards, the series is now also being used by libraries across the U.S.A. (https://legacymedialab.com/portfolio/)
Faith-based Family Friendly Television series (Special Ways God Brings Couples Together)
To help young adults navigate today’s complicated maze of singleness and dating, Marion wrote, produced, co-directed, and hosted the edifying, family-friendly series Winning At Love, Spirit-filled Stories about Dating and Romance. Heralded as “upbeat, wildly entertaining, binge-worthy content” from parents and singles of all ages, the documentary series is available for viewing on Inspiration TV, Bloom TV, Liftable TV, Overcomers TV, and Trumpet TV.
Television Advertising (English/Spanish Commercials)
As an agency producer, Marion’s work on the bilingual advertising campaign Find Yourself in Mexico was honored with a Clio Award. Her copywriting and producing of the Kraft USA campaigns The Adventures of Oscar and Lupita also received advertising industry recognitions. (https://legacymedialab.com/portfolio/)
Celebrity Literary Tribute
In honor of Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright and novelist Larry McMurtry, Marion co-produced a spectacular giant 3-screen video tribute that included memorable interviews A-list stars Diane Lane, Jeff Bridges, Jake Gyllenhaal, TV producer Suzanne de Passe, and set designer Polly Platt. (https://legacymedialab.com/portfolio/)
Marion is considered one of the best Media Trainers and public speaking coaches for C-suite professionals across a diverse spectrum of industries.
Author, Speaker and Health Advocate
Marion’s acclaimed book “Healed, Healthy and Whole, How We Beat Cancer” about her husband’s healing journey using only integrative and alternative therapies is a best-selling, gripping read. Their story has led to speaking opportunities and media appearances across the country. (https://healedhealthyandwhole.com)
Marion holds a M.A. in Media and Communication Management from the University of Southern California (USC) and a B.A. in Film, Television and Mass Media from Anahuac University in Mexico City. She attended Bible college at the Melbourne School of Theology (Australia) and has advanced studies in Professional Leadership Development. Marion is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Southern Women in Film and Television (Nashville). She also brings her talents to the Advisory Board for Christian Women in Media International (CWIMA) and is the Conference Director for 2024.