Hey, That's Jay!
If you're watching the "Today" show Thursday, keep an eye out for Jay Shatz, the Covington-based TV producer and former Channel 9 reporter.
Shatz, who produces the "Desperate Landscapes" yard make-over show for Scripps' DIY Network, will be watching four finalists from the "America’s Most Desperate Landscape" contest compete on a Rockefeller Plaza obstacle course. (He thinks it will be in the 8:30 a.m. half-hour.) The four contestants are from Wayne, Penn.; Miami, Fla.; Fontana, Calif.; and Ohio’s Sagamore Hills Township, near Akron.
The winner receives a free yard makeover from "Desperate Landscapes," DIY's top-rated series. On June 5, "Today” will broadcast from the winner's beautiful new yard. Then Shatz will produce a one-hour "Desperate Landscapes" speical for DIY about the transformation of the winner's property. For more info about the series – which has been shot mostly in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky – go to
What a promotional coup for Shatz and his JayTV shop in Covington. Two live shots on TV’s No. 1 morning show! Way to go, Jay!