Produced by an award winning team of Producers, Videographers, Video Editors, and Talent – Dig In television is designed to entertain and inform outdoor enthusiasts about enjoying your outdoor living space.
The informative 30 minute TV show shares tips about gardening, while sharing the latest local Garden-to-table recipes. We like to call our show “Hyper-Local.” Each episode is produced SPECIFICALLY for the area in which it is broadcast.
Dig In started producing and airing shows for the Dallas / Forth Worth TV market in March of 2011. The show originally started in Denver, Colorado in 2010. It was carried on KDVR (the Denver area FOX affiliate). Visit Dig In DFW’s sister site at http://DigInColorado.com
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ABOUT THE TEAM
Neil Sperry grew up in College Station, the son of a professor and head librarian. He attended Texas A&M, but transferred to The Ohio State University, where he completed both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in horticulture.
His name has been synonymous with Texas gardening since 1970.
Radio: Neil broadcasts weekends over DFW powerhouse radio station WBAP NEWS/TALK 820 AM and 96.7 FM. That follows a very successful 30-year career at KRLD Dallas/Fort Worth.
Additionally, he broadcasts to more than 50 stations statewide with his daily Plant Talk Texas and weekend Texas Lawn and Garden Hour.
Steven Chamblee is the Horticulturist for Chandor Gardens in Weatherford, Texas. He serves as Consulting Editor and Author for Neil Sperry’s GARDENS magazine, writes a column in Neil’s monthly e-newsletter column entitled “Native Son,” and is currently working on a book on exploring Texas and its native plants.
Steven developed his love for plants by transplanting trees with his father back in the late 1970’s, and has served in a variety of positions at public gardens, including 16 years at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
He holds an AAS and a BS in Horticulture, as well as the MS in Public Horticulture Administration through The Longwood Graduate Program. He is the Horticulture Committee chair for Tarrant County College in Fort Worth.
Talent / Chef
Chris Wilson is Corporate Chef for United Supermarkets LLC, developing and overseeing recipes, menus, programs, product lines and food concepts for the companys 50 United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos stores.
A Certified Executive Chef (CEC) with the American Culinary Federation, Chef Wilson took his formal training in the culinary field from Le Chef College and Culinary Institute of America.
He joins Dig In©, bringing our viewers the latest and greatest local recipes.
Starting in TV as a News Photojournalist, Blaine Howerton has won multiple local and national awards for his shooting and tv programming concepts. Over the past 4 years, Howerton has launched more than 8 weekly TV shows in the Denver area. Within that time, he won 4 nationally recognized Telly’s and 7 awards from the Colorado Broadcaster’s Association.
Howerton created Yellow Gal High Definition (YGHD) in 2009 along with his wife (a former TV News Reporter). In 2010, he pursued the company full-time. Dig In was formed as a subsidiary of YGHD (http://yghdtv.com) in 2010, and is one of several shows being developed by YGHD.
Sarah Beatty is the producer behind Dig In. She’s got a greenish thumb and a love of bringing the garden’s bounty inside and cooking up something fabulous. Sarah’s been producing for television and video for more than 13 years. She’s also the owner and producer behind HiJinx Productions.
Over the past two years, Sarah has been recognized nationally by winning several Telly Awards for the production of other Gardening TV shows in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Starting with a love for film, Nick pursued film school and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Writing and Directing for film from the Colorado Film School. After graduation, he decided that entering the film industry was too much sacrifice for his family. That is when Nick got a job in broadcasting.
From that point on, he began work on numerous award winning television shows as an editor and realized that broadcast was just as good a medium as film for telling compelling stories.
In 2009, Nick co-founded Yellow Gal High Definition (YGHD) with Blaine and Whei Howerton. In 2010, he pursued the company full-time. Dig In was formed as a subsidiary of YGHD in 2010, and is one of several shows being developed by YGHD.
Nick has won many awards for his work but would say that his greatest achievement is his family. He is blessed to have a wonderful wife and an amazing 1 year old daughter.