How did it all begin?
Inspired Media 360 is a firm created out of love and a deep passion for storytelling. Founder, Carey Pena, had a very successful career as a local news anchor, investigative reporter and political show host. But she felt something was missing: Inspiration. On many of her assignments in Arizona and across the country, Carey felt the story behind the story deserved much more attention. When tragedy or disappointment strikes, how do we make a comeback? The power of the human spirit is something Carey was intrigued by and wanted to report more on.
IM360 has grown from that spirit. Our company is made up of people who want to put more positive into the world. The team at IM360 includes entrepreneurs, PR pros, digital gurus, social influencers, creatives, fitness freaks, tech lovers and, in general, people who are passionate about life.
Founder / CEO
Carey is an Emmy Award Winning News Anchor, Host and Investigative Journalist. As Founder and CEO of Inspired Media 360, she created her dream company at the intersection of TECH and TV. Carey strives to inspire people through the stories IM360 covers, the shows and content her company creates, and the many events and charity efforts she emcees and volunteers for.
She tries to get out of her comfort zone so she can learn and grow every day.
Co-Host, IN THE MOMENT / Inspired Media 360 Columnist
All things style and substance inspire Zenobia to live her best life. This former TV broadcaster and PR executive squeezes every beautiful drop out of each day, and shares her experiences through Inspired Media 360 as the firm’s lifestyle columnist and talk show co-host. Z is a multitasking mom of three who keeps things light with SUV karaoke sessions and constant thoughts of worldwide travel for her party of five. Zenobia gets by with a little help from her friends, fierce love from her family, and a fabulous pair of sunnies.
Co-Host, IN THE MOMENT
Gelie is a community leader, a TEDx presenter, an entrepreneur, founder of NetworkingPhoenix.com and most recently a single momma to Aris. Her latest passion project is her blog where she is documenting her life pivot. When she’s not working on building her empire, you’ll find her doing squats, burpees, Buti yoga and Netflix binging way past her bedtime.
Shannon is an on-air radio veteran of 17 years who holds a Masters degree in Secondary Education. He is a podcast producer and creative thinker. He’s a huge fan of Facebook Live, Instagram, fitness and wellness and iPhone photography. Shannon has been known to taste test tacos — but only on Tuesdays.
Web / Marketing
Drew is an entrepreneur and founder of ProExquisite Marketing. His vast experience includes web development, brand building, and creating strategic marketing campaigns. He has been with Carey and her team from the beginning and is inspired by the work that Inspired Media 360 is doing and that he is a part of. Drew’s son just graduated from college and scored a cool job with the Phoenix Suns.
Photographer and Editor
Carlos has worked in film and television, producing, editing and creating for feature films, documentaries, and TV commercials. He owns a production company based in Phoenix. He now works on news and branding projects with Carey and her team, and is the lead photographer and editor on In The Moment.
Javier Martinez is an Emmy Award Winning photographer with a background in TV News. He loves journalism and the opportunity to share great stories. Javier has worked as Chief Photographer for Telemundo, Master Control Operations at TV44 and has produced TV programs and commercials. Currently he works with the IM360 studio production crew. Javier is also known to everyone as a very nice guy!
Producer and Studio Tech
Diana has been in love with the broadcasting industry since she was a teenager. At 14, she started her own radio show. Diana has worked in radio and TV, both behind the scenes and as talent. Currently, she is the lead studio tech for In The Moment and is also producing an Entertainment show for Azteca. She’s a single mom to Melanie and lover of Muah Thai, a combat sport of Thailand — so, don’t mess with her!
Executive Business Manager
Coming out of retirement and back in the game! Formerly an executive in marketing and new business development now managing all things business for IM360, Paula is having a good time helping to build this mission driven media company. Mother of five, grandmother, and all-new foster mom of 3, Paula keeps herself busy and thats just fine with her. Lover of Greek food.