Middle East Media Educator


Sonya Edelman


I’m a television producer. Or I should say I used to be a television producer. I’ve produced many shows including “Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels,” “Design on a Dime Chicago,” “That’s Clever,” “Designed to Sell,” and “Uncommon Threads.” Those are all lifestyle shows that entrance viewers and then make them ask themselves the question, “Wait, was I just watching that for AN HOUR?” I worked mainly for the Food Network and HGTV (Home and Garden Television) in Los Angeles and Chicago for almost eight years…and then I married an archaeologist, and we moved to Abu Dhabi.