Mad's Maddest Writer Dick DeBartolo | Hypercreative Profile by Ali Sabet

Dick wears many hats, which may explain his severe hair loss.  He is a recognized expert on the latest electronic products, both practical and weird. He shares his gadget expertise with consumers nationwide. He appeared weekly as "The Giz Wiz" on CNBC's STEALS & DEALS, for over seven years and appeared over 100 times on Live! With Regis & Kathie Lee, offering gadget, gizmo and gift buying advice.  He has covered many events 'live' for GOOD MORNINGAMERICA including The Atlanta Super Sports Show, the International Bike Show, and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Dick now appears regularly on WORLD NEWS NOW, the overnight ABC Network news program, showing the latest gizmos and gadgets. And he does a weekly spot on WBAL radio inBaltimore. Along with Leo Laporte he does a daily Podcast called, well --- The Daily GizWiz. Dick's gadget spots are low to medium-tech and light hearted. The light-hearted part stems from his second career as MAD Magazine's MADDEST Writer. For more than thirty fiveyears he's been writing many of those famous off-the-wall movie, TV and ad take-offs. He also has a very popular website, where thousands of eople have played the What The Heck Is It? Game. Trying to guess what a mystery gizmo is. He also writes a monthly boating gadget column for Powerboat Magazine and has even had his favorite Travel Gadgets published in Reader’s Digest.    and