Antonio Ruiz
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In a world of non-traditional news sources, and the pop-up journalist, how do you navigate through all the noise to find legitimate news? This IF LAB will explore the state of print, blogs, social media and websites as it relates to accessing reliable news that matters to you. Get Ticket Here


Antonio Ruiz is publisher of Long Beach-based Palacio Magazine and a multi-media consultant with extensive experience in the utilization of traditional and new media as community and economic development tools. He’s built his professional history on a foundation of Television and Radio Production experience with a proven track record of delivering high ratings. Antonio is a creative leader with strong team building, organizational and strategic skills. As a Producer and Executive Producer of Live Events programming at E! Networks, 1990-2008, he managed the growth of E!’s Live Red Carpet Shows into a major brand and a pop culture icon. The professional accomplishments include radio host and television reporter and producer, telecommunications policy development, large event producer and promoter and an organizer for various national and local causes.

Currently, he’s busy at work re-launching a rebranded online and print magazine, Palacio. In addition, he is a Business Advisor at El Camino College Small Business Development Center. There, he advises small businesses in network building strategies and harnessing the power of internet-based tools including video and website content development. Antonio’s resume of professional accomplishments also includes community-based nonprofit work e.g.

 Color Me Long Beach, a one-day Multicultural Festival in downtown Long

 New America Media/VoiceWaves as Community Engagement Coordinator

 Producer of community video productions that focus on Arts, Culture and

Antonio Ruiz is active in Community Affairs. He’s a former member of the Arts Council for Long Beach Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The Arts Council named him Arts Volunteer of the Year in 2009. He is an alumnus of the Executive Quick Start program at Leadership Long Beach and has been profiled in a number of publications including Press Telegram, Long Beach Magazine, Long Beach Business Journal and Gazette Newspapers.