‘The Life and Times’ of Media Arts Specialist D.Bail is a short documentary highlighting some of the journey of Grustle TV founder Doug Bailey. Check out the visuals and his complete bio below. Thanks for watching!
Life and Times of Media Arts Specialist D.Bail:
Doug “D.Bail” Bailey is a Entertainer/Educator who was born in New York and later raised in Plainfield, NJ. He received his first break as a featured extra during a series of commercials shot by Burger King in 1998. His contagious personality, spontaneous wit and quick learning skills have allowed him opportunities many dream of. After graduating high school, Doug began his college education at New Jersey City University where he majored in Media Arts while interning at many prestigious companies such as Elektra Records, Americorps, SOHH.com, MTV Networks, and Walt Disney World. Doug also maintained a position as a broadcaster with NJCU’s ‘Gothic Knight’ radio station where he conducted interviews and played a variety of music.
In 2004 while interning for Comcast Cable, television producer Mike Sisti made Doug his new host of, “Where Ya At?” Video Show through Comcast Cable and it immediately became a prime time hit in New Jersey. With the viewer ship reaching 700,000 subscribers, the prime time video show was a forum for Mr. Bailey to interview stars like Slim Thug, B.G., Mannie Fresh, Joe, T-Pain, Mike Jones, Amerie, Bow Wow, Yung Joc, Tony Yayo of G-Unit and many more. That led to an opportunity to be apart of the March 9th, 2005 Justo’s Mixtape Awards at BB Kings in NYC where Doug conducted backstage interviews with all the performers and presenters which included Diddy, DJ Kay Slay, The Game, Common, Do or Die, Green Latern, Shyeim, The Legendary DJ Luv Bug Starski, Pitbull, Bishop Lamont, Purple City, DJ Vlad, DJ Finess, DJ Radio, DJ Ron C, DJ Kurupt, Tre Williams, Rich Boy, Consquence, DJ Big Kap, DJ Backside, The Original Spinderella, Papoose, Boot Camp Click, Saigon, Remy Ma, Chamillionare, Swizz Beats, E.Ness, J Love, Just Blaze, Tru-Life and countless others. Doug graduated from New Jersey City University in May 2005 with a BA degree in Media Arts. He learned a lot about the business as well as the production aspects of media but longed to stay in front of the camera where he felt he had a gift.
In 2006, Doug auditioned for a hosting slot at the Music Choice cable network and along with Bre, a top contestant from America’s Next Top Model, was chosen to co-host “Certified”, a show where fans vote on their favorite music artists in a head to head competition. The show featured competitions such as Chris Brown vs. Neo, Janet Jackson vs. Beyonce, Keyshia Cole vs. Mary J. Blige & T.I. vs. Lil’ Wayne to name a few. Within 6 months the show gathered over 2 million viewers. “Certified” later on won a Billboard DEMMX Award in 2007 for Best New Interactive Show. With the cable TV On Demand feature, fans were able to be interactive with the show through Cingular text messages, online votes, one on one street interviews with D.Bail and even voting on their remote control. 2006 also brought to fruition one of Doug’s missions on his journey which was to continue his work with the youth. He was hired as a Media Arts Instructor at his Alma Mater – New Jersey City University working with the Pre-College Program which assists young people with achieving their goals through education and recreational learning which he continues to do to this day.
In 2007, Doug became employed by legendary NYC radio stations 107.5 WBLS-FM and 1190 WLIB-AM working in their Promotions Department as a member of the Street Team. Working alongside legendary radio personalities and becoming a staple in the streets of the New York through his promotional efforts with WBLS and WLIB, Doug continued to hone his hosting abilities emceeing at club venues, community events, churches, health walks, universities and colleges throughout the Tri-State Area.
In 2008, Doug reconnected with the Justos Mixtape Awards and is currently the host and director for their subdivision department Mixshow 360. Doug has been responsible for editing over a dozen videos that include never seen before footage to current visuals as well as writing mixtape reviews on the Justos official blog. He is still a presence on the press date circuit and interviews signed and independent artists through ND Promotions.
2010 began the launch for Doug’s newest venture Grustle TV, which would continue his entertainment experiences gained as a host, writer and editor. Grustle TV spotlights features with various professionals throughout a number of different industries. With the launch of both GrustleTV.com and dbail.blogspot.com, these platforms would draw attention to exclusive content and written or video profiles on extraordinary people or companies.
2013 continued Doug’s work of expanding his media arts abilities as an actor and a writer with GoldenGirl Filmworks and Hip Hop site SOHH.com. Doug wrote over fifty retail and mixtape views for SOHH.com’s ’5 Reasons’ column in the course of three months over the summer and began filming “The Last Tenant” series with CEO/Filmaker Tanesha Littlejohn Berry of GoldenGirl Filmworks in October. It is his second go round with the film company as Doug made his debut in the short film “Angela’s Glory” in 2011.
Doug is still focused on his goal to reach out, mentor and educate all youth, especially those in urban communities and help them follow their dreams as well. His lifelong commitment is to use his talents to bridge and utilize both the fields of education and entertainment together.
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