One of the key questions I grappled with as I moved into the next phase of my journey was purpose: why am I here? Why do I do what I do?
The story behind the secret petting zoo visit of Princess Charlotte and Prince George still intrigues me. The takeaway: always take a screen grab.
Parking in Vancouver is the pits. You roll up on a street, hoping you can find a spot, only to have to circle the block and settle for a spot that's *relatively* close to your destination. Thankfully, I have commercial plates on my news truck and--believe me--sometimes it really gets me out of a jam... ...and … Continue reading #ParkingWars and A Tale of Two Races: My week in pictures and video.
I take a lot of pictures. More often than not, I send them to my producer, who uses them to build graphics for the News Hour (the images that appear behind or over the anchor's shoulder when they're introducing my story). Some of these pictures also end up on social media--Twitter or Instagram. However, some … Continue reading Outlet mall madness, baby birds and feisty frogs: This week, in pictures (and videos!)
It has been a while since I've been on here blogging! Didn't realize how demanding this latest move was going to be: finding an apartment, packing, unpacking, buying new furniture, replacing the items the movers damaged/lost. I've moved so many times, I felt like this wouldn't be any different. In many ways it wasn't, but … Continue reading A reporter’s love/hate relationship with fast food.
I've always been curious: always wanting to know whatever it is I don't know, see what I haven't yet seen, do what I haven't yet done. It's part of the reason why I chose the career path I have. That said, I never anticipated that desire for adventure, insatiable curiosity and love of news would … Continue reading The ups and downs of cross-country moving
My mother is my biggest fan. No matter what city I've found myself working in, she has always made sure to call the cable company and order the channel or she's tuned in online. My sisters call her 'The Alpha Fan' ... though, the more I travel and report, I'm beginning to realize Mom isn't the only … Continue reading Conversations about Race at Sunday Brunch
I've always considered myself an everyday girl with a not-so-everyday job. However, over the years, I've learned viewers don't quite see reporters the same way...
I still remember one of my first live hits in Newfoundland--a story about Kathy Dunderdale not too long before she became Premier--and nervously going over my script, while my camera man shuffled around me. Everything was in place--the monitor behind me, the lights, my mic was on--but there was just one problem: I was too … Continue reading “Reporting LIVE, from the top of this box…”
Twitter is an amazing thing. Without it, I probably never would have met Catherine Addai of Kaela Kay.