Reed Bunzel

Reed Bunzel is a veteran media writer, editor, and publisher who has spent virtually his entire career covering the radio, music, and Internet industries for a variety of publications. He currently is president of Bunzel Media Strategies, a consulting firm that provides marketing and financial services to broadcast companies and interactive businesses.

Prior to hanging out his own shingle, Reed served as president and CEO of, an online radio company that built over 200 music channels that still can be heard at He also was Chief Operating Officer of Al Bell Presents, an innovative entertainment company that introduced a multi-platform paradigm to the recorded music industry; Reed continues to work with the company in an ongoing executive capacity.

The author of hundreds of articles and business profiles, Reed also has written a number of books, including the murder mystery titled Palmetto Blood, a business history titled Clear Vision, The State Of Radio, and Pay For Play, a mystery dealing with the radio and record businesses.

Reed holds a degree in Anthropology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He says his interest in police work dates back to when he served as assistant harbor master for the Boothbay Harbor Police Department, where he is credited with solving his first crime case.

A native of California, Reed is a relative newcomer to South Carolina, and has lived for the past five years in Charleston with his wife Diana.
Painted Soldier Mystery
1. Palmetto Blood (2012)
2. Carolina Heat (2015)
Non fiction