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This profile was last updated on 11/9/06  and contains information from public web pages.

Financial Advisor

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc
4 World Financial Ctr
New York , New York 10080
United States

Company Description: Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. together with its subsidiaries, provide investment, financing, insurance, and related services to individuals and institutions on a global...   more
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New Times SLO :: Publishing Local News and Entertainment for over 18 years in San Luis Obispo County
www.newtimes-slo.com, 9 Nov 2006 [cached]
JOHN SUMMER
John Summer describes himself as an Air Force brat living all over the world before his family settled down in Minnesota.His desire to enter television news was eventually shaped by all the political intrigue and world events offered by Washington, D.C., where he spent much of his time designing restaurants after having graduated with a film and photography background in the 70's."My first wife worked at the White House under Carter,� he says."I was intrigued by figures in power.�
John Summer
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At 30, Summer got the urge and headed off to familiar territory in Minneapolis, where interned at KSTP then took a position at WDIO in nearby Duluth as local host and producer of the syndicated "PM Magazine� program.The demise of the show after a year proved to be a blessing in disguise.Summer worked his way up the ladder from reporter to weekend anchor to main co-anchor of the evening news with his future second wife Liz Wagner."It was a five year courtship,� he fondly recalls.
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Summer knew where he wanted to be.Having been familiar with the Central Coast since his father retired to Santa Barbara in 1980, and having connections with Fox-owned Murdoch, which purchased KSBY in 1995, Summer landed an anchor position at the local NBC affiliate, where he remained for three years until new owners took over, and failed to renew his contract (read again: didn't see eye to eye).Not a bad place to be, on the beach, but out of a job nonetheless."If I were to stay in broadcasting I would have had to go to a bigger market to make money, then retire,� he explains, "But I didn't want that so I decided to change professions so we could stay here.This was our home.�
Summer had just turned 50 when he was offered an opportunity as a financial advisor for Merrill-Lynch.
New Times SLO :: Publishing Local News and Entertainment for over 18 years in San Luis Obispo County
www.newtimesslo.com, 13 April 2006 [cached]
JOHN SUMMER
John Summer describes himself as an Air Force brat living all over the world before his family settled down in Minnesota.His desire to enter television news was eventually shaped by all the political intrigue and world events offered by Washington, D.C., where he spent much of his time designing restaurants after having graduated with a film and photography background in the 70's."My first wife worked at the White House under Carter," he says."I was intrigued by figures in power."
John Summer
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At 30, Summer got the urge and headed off to familiar territory in Minneapolis, where interned at KSTP then took a position at WDIO in nearby Duluth as local host and producer of the syndicated "PM Magazine" program.The demise of the show after a year proved to be a blessing in disguise.Summer worked his way up the ladder from reporter to weekend anchor to main co-anchor of the evening news with his future second wife Liz Wagner.
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From 1985, Summer spent the next ten tears anchoring and reporting news for KSTP, an independent powerhouse soon taken over by Fox."The tone of the news changed quickly.It was real ‘if it bleeds it leads,' in-your-face kind of stuff.It was new, and it was fun," he remembers.But covering people doing the worst things to people, as he puts it, got old just as quickly.
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Summer knew where he wanted to be.Having been familiar with the Central Coast since his father retired to Santa Barbara in 1980, and having connections with Fox-owned Murdoch, which purchased KSBY in 1995, Summer landed an anchor position at the local NBC affiliate, where he remained for three years until new owners took over, and failed to renew his contract (read again: didn't see eye to eye).Not a bad place to be, on the beach, but out of a job nonetheless."If I were to stay in broadcasting I would have had to go to a bigger market to make money, then retire," he explains, "But I didn't want that so I decided to change professions so we could stay here.This was our home."
Summer had just turned 50 when he was offered an opportunity as a financial advisor for Merrill-Lynch."It was another interest of mine but I had to go to school for the credentials…it was intense."Again he was working alongside his wife Liz, who joined him as advisor as well.But the news never left his blood.In 2003, Summer helped start Central Coast Magazine, a glossy publication that reflects SLO's lifestyle."I do miss the news but now our magazine satisfies most of my needs that were fulfilled in broadcasting," he says."I wanted to be able to tell people what was happening in a way they felt comfortable with.Plus I don't have to answer to anybody else."As editor-in-chief, Summer does call his own shots.He says he loves the community, and loves to write.
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