FRED YAGER is the author of nine books, including five fiction and two non-fiction and two books of poetry as well as over a dozen screenplays, one musical and 100s of published articles. His latest YA novel, Sound from a Star, was published in 2011.
Several of his novels, including Sound from a Star, Cybersona, Rex, Untimely Death and Just Your Everyday People, have been adapted into screenplays.
Fred is also founder of the World News & Information Network (WNIN), which produces and distributes multi-media news and information packages for clients seeking cost effective ways to enhance their image or brand via television and the Internet.
An accomplished print and broadcast journalist, Fred has worked for such prestigious organization as the Associated Press, Fox Television and CBS News. He was the first Managing Editor of APTV and was named Associated Press Broadcast News Writer of the Year in 1975.
He began his journalism career in the Navy, where he attended the Defense School of Journalism and was later assigned to the Department of Defense as a War Correspondent in Vietnam. They didn't use the term at the time, but Fred was basically an imbedded journalist.
Besides his journalism work, Fred has developed a reputation as an innovative communications executive working for such Fortune 500 firms as Merrill Lynch, UBS and Morgan Stanley. He also served as Senior Promotions and Communications Manager for AARP Financial and VP Media Creation for Gibson Guitars.
While at Merrill Lynch, Fred was the founder and President of Merrill Lynch Television and Director of Broadcast Services where he created and ran the Merrill Lynch Global Investor Network, a daily Internet "web-cast" that featured the firm's analysts and financial experts in streaming video. His Merrill Lynch World Business Report was distributed daily to 1,200 television stations around the world and had a daily viewing audience of 600 million people.