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BIOS

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SUSAN YEAGLEY
Co-Host/Co-Creator

Susan Yeagley is human sunshine and an American treasure. (If you don’t believe us, just ask her mother.) Susan was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee and began her acting career at the age of 12 appearing in an Amy Grant music video followed by one starring Johnny Cash. You may recognize Susan from the cult classic TV show "Parks and Recreation" where she played Sweetums candy president, Jessica Wicks.

She graduated from USC Film School with honors and went on to become a member of the prestigious 'Sunday Company - Groundlings Improv Group' where she performed sketch comedy + improv. It was during her tenure with The Groundlings that a casting director saw her work and cast her in her very first film role, Cameron Crowe's “Almost Famous.”

Susan married standup comedian and SNL alum Kevin Nealon in 2005 and they created a magical son - Gable Ness Nealon.

Susan's television credits include recurring roles on CBS's “Rules of Engagement” and FOX's “Til Death.” In addition, she has guest-starred on “ER,” “Friends,” “Reno 911,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Miracles,” Ellen,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and The Sarah Silverman Program” and most recently appeared in Hallmark’s “Sister Swap.”

Susan’s films credits include the Coen brother's “Intolerable Cruelty,” “Coyote Ugly,” Neil Burger's “The Lucky Ones” and Frank Coraci's “Blended.”

Susan can also be seen in the Netflix original film “Mascots” from iconic director Christopher Guest. A hilarious look into the world of competitive mascots, Susan stars alongside Guest's regulars, Parker Posey, Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard and Jane Lynch.

 

In addition to her acting career, Susan has a voracious appetite to learn about earning, saving, and growing money.  Financial growth has always been a strong curiosity for her and she is thrilled to be partnering with Galia to strengthen her own wallet and everyone else’s.  Her goal is to encourage people of all backgrounds to invest in themselves and their nest eggs.  She also loves stuffed twice-baked potatoes, avocado toast, alpacas and swap meets.

 

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GALIA GICHON
Co-Host/Co-Creator

Galia Gichon is an independent personal financial expert with more than 20 years in financial services, including nearly 10 years on Wall Street and an MBA in Finance. Her career has spanned corporate bond research analyst, personal finance expert, angel investor, entrepreneur advisor, and author. As an angel investor, she actively supports women-led and impact start-ups. She is the Founder of Down to Earth Finance, independent personal finance education. She has been teaching at Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership, Freelancers Union for 10+ years, and Yale School of Management. She has been widely quoted in The New York Times, NBC, CNN, and more. Previously, she worked at Bear Stearns and Nomura Securities. Galia is also the author of “My Money Matters” which was featured on TODAY SHOW and the author of a published fiction debut “The Accidental Suffragist.”  She lives with her two teen daughters in Connecticut.

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JILL LEIDERMAN
Executive Producer/Co-Creator

Jill Leiderman is a late night TV veteran who has produced alongside Jon Stewart, David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel over the past three decades. She most recently served as Executive Producer of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” for fourteen years - from April 2006 until June of 2020. During her tenure, Leiderman and the team grew the show exponentially while delivering over 2,500 episodes of late night and primetime content, both in Los Angeles and on the road (Brooklyn, Las Vegas and Austin) and received eight Emmy® nominations. She also worked alongside Kimmel for his multiple Emmy and Oscar hostings.

 

Leiderman learned late-night comedy during her nine-year tenure as the Senior Writers’ Producer for CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman.” During that time, she produced all of the show’s comedy in-studio and on location, traveling the world to over 70 cities – from the Olympics in Japan to the annual Emmy red carpet – from the World Series’ dugout to small towns with no running water for 100 miles in any direction. Leiderman’s credits also include serving as a VH1 network Development Executive/Executive Producer where she oversaw multiple projects from conception to fruition (including “John Mayer Has A TV Show”) and as Senior Researcher/ Segment Producer at the original, critically acclaimed “The Jon Stewart Show” for MTV and Paramount. But her true start came on the air at the age of 12 when she co-hosted the Emmy Award-winning kids’ Saturday morning variety show “Kidding Around” for WMAQ-TV Chicago, interviewing such notables as Christopher Atkins plugging the “Blue Lagoon,” teen musical sensation Menudo and prize-winning local goats from the Lincoln Park Zoo.

 

Leiderman devotes time to many charitable efforts, serving as a board member of organizations such as OneKid OneWorld and Fresh StART.  One of her greatest passions is mentoring students, as she has done for hundreds over the course of her career. She is married to comedy director/writer Rob Cohen, (a Canadian who enjoys maple syrup on his eggs), and they have a 6-year-old son - Rocket.

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Ethan Edenburg
Producer

Ethan Edenburg is a writer/performer/director/host/producer/Miami-born jew with Argentinian parents. You might know his comedy band The Cooties, his award-winning short film Black Fire Games or his work on podcasts like The Good, The Bad, and The Science, Success Express, Spongebob Bingepants, Aliens Like Us with Rhys Darby, and more! 

 

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Capathia Jenkins
Theme Song Singer 

This Brooklyn-born and raised actress most recently starred as ‘Medda’ in the hit Disney production of Newsies on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. She then starred in the Off-Broadway 2000 revival of Godspell, where she wowed audiences with her stirring rendition of ‘Turn Back, O Man’ which can still be heard on the original cast recording. She returned to Broadway in 'The Look of Love' and was critically acclaimed for her performances of the Bacharach/David hits. Ms. Jenkins then created the roles of ‘The Washing Machine’ in 'Caroline, Or Change' and ‘Frieda May’ in Martin Short:Fame Becomes Me where she sang ‘Stop the Show’ and brought the house down every night.

In 2007, she went back to Off-Broadway and starred in 'Understanding Mammy-The Hattie McDaniel Story' for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She was also seen in Nora Ephron’s 'Love, Loss and What I Wore'.

An active concert artist, Ms. Jenkins has appeared with orchestras around the world including the Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony (with Marvin Hamlisch), National Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Memphis Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Kansas City Symphony, San Diego Symphony and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. She was a soloist with the Festival Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. In 2011, Capathia had the great honor of performing in the ‘Broadway Ambassadors to Cuba’ concert as part of the Festival De Teatro De La Habana. Ms. Jenkins was a guest soloist with Peter Nero and The Philly Pops and The Cincinnati Pops.

Her television credits include 30 Rock, The Practice, Law & Order SVU, The Sopranos, Law & Order. She can be seen in the 2012 film ‘Musical Chairs’ directed by Susan Seidelman. She can be heard on the following film soundtracks: Nine, Chicago, and Legally Blonde 2.

 

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Jeff Babko

Theme Song Composer/Musical Director

…is a native of Southern California and has remained on the west coast throughout his career.  After graduating with honors from the University of Miami’s distinguished Frost School of Music, Babko began touring, first internationally with Julio Iglesias, and then with legendary L.A. session supergroup Toto. Babko and then Toto drummer Simon Phillips collaborated on three albums, including the traditional jazz project they co-led, titled “Vantage Point” for Jazzline Records.

Television work began with Martin Short’s syndicated talk show in 1999/2000, and Babko has been the touring musical director and accompanist for Short since 2002, and also performs regularly with Short & Steve Martin, appearing in their joint Netflix special “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life.” In the TV world, perhaps most significantly, for the past 19+ years, Babko has been the musical arranger, house composer, and band member on ABC TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. 

 

In 2010, Babko recorded and toured with pop superstar Sheryl Crow, joining her new band “The Thieves” and filming a concert at the Pantages Theatre, which has been a televised mainstay since its release (Miles From Memphis). Another ongoing touring and recording relationship has been with James Taylor, and Babko can be heard on Taylor’s “Covers” record, including its single, “It’s Growing”. With Taylor, Babko also appeared at the 2012 DNC in Charlotte, campaign events with Michelle Obama and current President Biden, and at the White House during President Obama’s administration. 

Other recording highlights include Steve Perry’s “Traces” (also co-writing the song “We Fly”), Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange”, The Doobie Brothers “Liberté”, and Don Henley’s “Cass County”. Babko has also recorded with Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, Alanis Morrisette and on movie scores like “Toy Story 4,” “Frozen 2”, “The 40 Year Old Virgin”, “Superbad”, “Tenet”, “Luca”, and “Encanto”, on which he is the pianist on the Number 1 single “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” Babko also plays the 80’s keys on the score for the hit streaming program Cobra Kai. Live radio was also part of Babko’s resume for two years as a member of the house band on Chris Thile’s NPR “LIVE FROM HERE” program.

You may have seen Babko on camera in episodes of Pamela Adlon’s Better Things and in the Netflix movie Wine Country with Maya Rudolph. He’s also a renowned record producer, and his collaborative band EBUNCTIONS releases their debut album in April 2022, as well as two releases with his collaborative instrumental group, Band Of Other Brothers.