Just call me Oprah!
You think I'm kidding!?! No, Oprah and I have a lot in common!! A bright red, shiny picture frame displays her portrait on my desk. It makes me happy. Dolly's picture sits right beside it.
I was born in a small Mississippi town. So was she. I was destined for greatness. So was she. We both have odd, cool names. Oh, and she also worked for TV stations in Tennessee. She and I want the best for mankind. And just like Ms. Winfrey has already accomplished, I too hope to eventually make the jump to the entertainment industry.
Okay. Okay. Oprah is a SUPERSTAR and I'm not. I know. However, many days, I swear I'm walking in her footsteps. I love that. ...just not in those crazy high heels.
As far as my current TV gig, I joined the 10News family in 2006. Since then, WBIR has crafted me into an award-winning, Emmy-nominated journalist. I love reporting the latest news to viewers from the field, and I also love filling-in for our amazing anchors. I shine the most on the anchor desk. I love connecting with viewers. It's like a great conversation.
When I moved to East Tennessee, after reporting for a CBS affiliate in Mississippi, I thought Knoxville was the BIGGEST city in the world!! No joke. It took me months to learn the interstate system. My dad actually drew me a map. We don't have big roads in Mississippi.
I have fallen in love with this place. I love the views, attractions, WBIR and my co-workers. On a warm weekend...I'm either jogging, zooming around in my convertible, sitting on a downtown patio or somewhere on a beach (I LOVE 30A). If it's a cold weekend...I'm probably roasting near the fireplace, looking at Dollywood's lights, visiting Vegas or flying to NYC. I also enjoy attending events.
Okay. Enough about me. If you have a sizzling story idea, I'd love to get my hands on it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. ...and no...you don't have to call me Oprah.