To succeed at the highest level of any profession requires not just skill, but also confidence and mental toughness. Many men and women have natural skills, but many would also be the first to say that without the affirming love and support from their fathers or a father figure, they would not have made it to the top of their fields.
In That’s My Dad! authors Joe Pellegrino and Joe Battaglia look at father models, both positive and negative, that helped to shape the lives of successful men and women in the competitive worlds of media, arts and entertainment, and professional sports. Included are:
• Joe Girardi, Manager, New York Yankees
• Allan Houston, former NBA all-star and Assistant GM, New York Knicks
• Gretchen Carlson, Author and Fox News commentator and host of “The Real Story” with Gretchen Carlson
• Jeff Kemp, former NFL quarterback
• Lee Rouson, former NFL Running Back
• Michael Franzese, former New York mobster with the Colombo crime family, inspirational speaker and author
• Tina Cervasio, New York television sports anchor with Fox 5 and ESPN radio sportscaster and commentator
• Darryl Strawberry, former Major League Baseball All-Star, ordained minister and author
• Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute and former CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA
• David Tyree, former NFL wide receiver with the New York Giants • Roderick Caesar, senior pastor of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle, Queens, NY
• Chris Broussard, ESPN and ESPN.com basketball analyst, writer and commentator
• Kelly Wright, FOXNews reporter and co-anchor of America’s News Headquarters
• Rita Cosby, television news anchor and correspondent, WABC radio host, and best-selling author
Whether these role models were hurt or helped by the choices of their fathers, they have chosen to learn from their past and portray exemplary qualities like courage, honor, joy, authenticity, and integrity to make them the role models they are today. This book demonstrates the power of true fatherhood and the difference it makes in the lives of children. All of us want to, or yearn that we could, stand up and shout, “That’s my dad!”
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About the Author
JOE BATTAGLIA is the founder and president of Renaissance Communications, a media company specializing in the production and syndication of radio programming, media consulting, and creative promotions. Joe lives in New Jersey, and can be found hanging around street corners with old friends singing doo-wop songs.
JOE PELLEGRINO is the President and founder of Legacy Minded Men, a ministry whose mission is to raise up Godly men. He is also the Publisher of Life & Leisure, LLC, a bi-weekly local publication circulating to 50,000 homes in northern New Jersey and the President of Not Just an Average Joe, LLC, a unique marketing company. Joe and his wife Bethanne have three children and reside in northern New Jersey.
Joe Battaglia is a broadcaster, author (The Politically Incorrect Jesus, That’s My Dad, Fathers Say), and founder and president of Renaissance Communications, a media company whose mission is to provide media platforms for gifted communicators of biblical truth.
His clients include Dr. Steve Brown and his nationally syndicated radio program Key Life, Prison Fellowship, Affirm Films/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Provident Films, Pure Flix Entertainment, actress Shari Rigby, and author and speaker Jeanne Nigro.
Joe is also an executive producer and General Manager of the nationally syndicated radio program Keep the Faith, the number one faith-based music radio program in the nation with a weekly audience of over two million.
For over sixteen years, Joe has also been involved in the promotion of highly successful hit movies to the faith-based marketplace, such as The Passion, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, The Polar Express, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous, Soul Surfer, Son of God, God’s Not Dead, Heaven Is For Real, Miracles From Heaven, Risen, War Room, The Star, and I Can Only Imagine.
Highly active in the Christian music industry, Joe served on the board of Gospel Music Association (GMA) for twenty years, was chairman of the National Christian Radio Association (NCRS) for fourteen years, and currently sits on the boards of the National Religious Broadcasters and WAY Media.
Prior to forming Renaissance in 1992, Joe was VP of Communicom Corp. of America, the parent company of WWDJ/New York, WZZD/Philadelphia, and KSLR/San Antonio. He was with Communicom for over eighteen years, eight as General Manager of the flagship station WWDJ from 1982–1990. From 1979–1995, he also was a partner in Living Communications, parent company of WLIX/Long Island and WLVX/ Hartford, CT.
In 1991, Joe penned his first book, A New Suit for Lazarus (Thomas Nelson). He attended Boston University, graduating magna cum laude with a BS in Journalism.
Joe lives in New Jersey and is the parent of a twenty-nine-year-old daughter, Alanna.
JOE PELLEGRINO is the President and founder of Legacy Minded Men, a ministry whose mission is to raise up Godly
men. He is also the Publisher of Life & Leisure, LLC, a bi-weekly local publication circulating to 50,000 homes in northern New Jersey and the President of Not Just an Average Joe, LLC, a unique marketing company. Joe and his wife Bethanne have three children and reside in northern New Jersey.