About Us

Meet the Feet to the Fire team 

Barbara Venezia is a columnist for  the Daily Pilot. Some may  remember her from her comedy cooking show- At Home on the Range. These days she's stirring the political pot these days. 

 Co-Creator of the Feet to the Fire Forum concept along with John Canalis, her role on stage is as moderator . She keeps those in the hot seats, her fellow panelists, and the night's conversation moving along.

She's always dressed in her signature leather flames!
John Canalis is co- creator of Feet to the Fire along with Barbara Venezia.  Canalis is the editor of the Daily Pilot Newspaper covering Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.

 Canalis and Venezia reached out their media partners because they felt who better to grill candidates and poltico's- than the journalists that cover them on a daily basis. 
Norberto Santana Jr. is the Editor in Chief of the OC's only non-profit investigative online news service. 

 Formally a top investigative reporter at the OC Register, Santana Jr. is the wild card of Feet to the Fire gang! 

A fan favorite for his combative questioning style, he takes no prisoners. When he wants answers- he gets them!  We never know what he'll say, but it's always riveting and controversial.