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Former UC Quarterback Dustin Grutza on Discovery Channel

The Mooney Group

Former University of Cincinnati quarterback Dustin Grutza has been on TV before, but never like this. He’ll talk about his CraftForce job search company on “Innovations with Ed Begley Jr.” at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 on the Discovery Channel.

CraftForceprovides a “one-stop job shop for skilled workers and employers,” primarily in the Ohio River valley from Pittsburgh to Louisville.

An “Innovations” crew filmed earlier this year at CraftForce headquarters in Maysville, Grutza’s hometown, says Jennifer Mooney of The Mooney Group, a Cincinnati communications  company. 

Credit DMG Productions
Dustin Grutza talks to his wife, Ashley, during filming at CraftForce.

Grutza, 29, was a star athlete at Mason County High School in Maysville before playing for the Bearcats 2005-2007.

“Innovations” is hosted by Begley, an actor (“Portlandia,” “Arrested Development,” “St. Elsewhere”), environmentalist and writer. It’s a paid program (time buy) on the Discovery Channel.

Editor's note: Jennifer Mooney is a member of the Cincinnati Public Radio Board of Directors.

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.