MEET THE TEAM

ERIC ROBY

A well-known, respected public figure in South Florida for two decades as a main news anchor, Eric Roby is now using his creative marketing skills to help other companies and organizations grow their brand and market presence. His passion, however, is creating broadcast quality shows for live internet experiences such as “Rise and Live with Roby and Suze”. Building upon his skills as a proven leader and award-winning storyteller, Eric is enjoying being on the cutting edge of brand building and digital marketing. When not working on his next digital project, Eric likes to roll up his sleeves as a licensed Realtor, home renovator, gardener, gin aficionado and most importantly a devoted father of two boys.

SUZANNE BOYD

Suzanne has been creating content since she was a little girl growing up in the tiny North Florida town of Monticello. She started her own local magazine in her bedroom using a typewriter.

Suzanne’s father was hoping she would eventually take an interest in running the family farm, but Suzanne knew at a young age that she was not going to stay in Monticello. After winning the local Watermelon Queen pageant, the 14-year-old was a guest on the Tallahassee CBS affiliate’s morning show and she knew that’s what she wanted to do.

After graduating with a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Florida in 1995, Suzanne immediately went to work for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s 24-hour news channel, writing for both the newspaper and television station. She anchored there for 2 ½ years before landing the job in South Florida.

Suzanne was first hired in 1998 as the weekend reporter for CBS 12 and FOX 29 in West Palm Beach and within 6 months, was anchoring the weekend shows. She eventually went on to launch the CBS 12 I-Team and won 3 Associated Press awards for her reporting. Suzanne spent 20 years at CBS12 – most recently as the morning anchor – before she retired from the news business in 2018.

Suzanne is now producing her own shows through her company Suzanne Boyd Productions. She has joined forces with her former TV co-anchor Eric Roby to create a morning digital talk show called “Rise+Live with Roby and Suze”. It airs LIVE every Friday at 9am on Facebook, YouTube and the Rise+Live website.

She also produces a digital live stream show with psychotherapist Shannon Thompson Jones called “What Your Friends Won’t Tell You”. It is a weekly show they broadcast on Facebook Live, YouTube and on their WYFWTY podcast. Suzanne and Shannon tackle challenging issues like divorce, addiction, co-dependency and give their viewers insight and tools to deal with those challenges.

Suzanne also created and hosts the “People of Palm Beach” podcast where she interviews inspiring locals and is the co-author of The Dream Pillow storybook, which she wrote with her friend whose daughter created the Dream Pillow to help children sleep.

Suzanne has strong skills in branding, social media, digital marketing, communication and public relations. When she’s not working, you can find Suzanne at the yoga studio. She has been practicing for several years now and lives in Delray Beach with her two children.

STEPHANIE CRAIG

Stephanie Craig is the Executive Producer for Rise+Live with Roby and Suze and Suzanne Boyd Productions. She joined the team in March 2019 after three-years with CBS12 News in West Palm Beach. Stephanie launched CBS12 News at 9 with Suzanne Boyd and Eric Roby.

Stephanie grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where she spent most of her time figure skating. Her love for TV all started with the Today Show. After playing around with the idea of being on-air, she realized through Temple University’s student-run broadcast, Temple Update, the producer has control.

After graduating college in 2014 she moved to Schenectady, New York to work for CBS6, a local news station. A year in upstate New York was enough. She was cold and wanted warm weather! Stephanie landed the job at CBS12 in January 2016 where she produced for Suzanne and Eric. The rest is history.

Stephanie is a creative, out-of the box thinker. She’s not afraid to push boundaries and prides herself on creating content that will showcase Suzanne and Eric’s personalities.

When Stephanie is not working you can find her at Orangetheory or running marathons. She recently completed the Dopey Challenge in Walt Disney World. That’s a 5k, 10k, half, and full marathon in four days.

Stephanie lives in Wellington and is super excited to build an empire with Suzanne Boyd.

LORI REX

Lori is the sales director for Rise+Live with Roby and Suze and Suzanne Boyd Productions. She was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Florida in 1997. She started her career as a business partner in injury treatment centers where she managed multiple offices, but decided to leave her career when she had children. She has spent the last 12 years as the CEO of her home and organizing fundraisers and auctions for local charities. In fact, she raised a record $280,000 as auction chairperson for her children’s school. She lives in Delray Beach with her husband, Shannon Rex, and their two children.

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