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Ellsworth video producer helps 'Talent' contestant behind scenes

Ellsworth native Rico Roman has stepped into the video spotlight again--sort of.

The creator of "Jackass"-type videos featuring local friends after he graduated from Ellsworth High School is now working behind-the-scenes for one of the acts on the NBC-TV summer series "America's Got Talent." Zac Gordon of Philadelphia, whom he assists, might be described as a "human anvil," based on the sledgehammered bruising Gordon's body has been taking while performing on the show.

"People I know have told me, 'I think I saw you running around out there'," Roman said Friday about viewers of the program who've caught the act and glimpses of the helper.

Read more in the print version of the Herald July 18.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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