Last week I drug my 9-month pregnant butt off of the couch and out of the house for a fancy night at a local news station. KSL Studio opened its doors to a group of Utah women bloggers last Wednesday to meet the new Eyewitness News team, tour the studio and eat cheesecake.
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry let each of us introduce our blogs on the their KSL nighttime radio show The Nightside Project. It was a blast talking about Boogers On The Wall into a microphone nearly the size of my head.
We bloggers wandered around the studio rubbing shoulders with Kevin Eubank, Mike Headrick, Dave McCann, Brooke Walker and more. It was fun to shake hands with the local celebrities who I enjoy watching on a regular basis. (I always have to fight my husband to watch channel 5.)
I finally got to meet Deanie Wimmer — one of the reasons I went into journalism. You would have thought I would have run into her while reporting for the station’s partner newspaper, The Deseret News, but I only made it to the news station a couple of times during my Deseret News days and never saw her.
Deanie started at KSL right about the same time I was deciding what to major in at college. I really liked her style and thought I would like being a broadcast student.
Turns out I’d rather do the writing than camera face time and chose print instead, but I have still always liked her.
And as you can see below in the fake news segment I taped during the event, I am probably much better suited for print.
Boy was I terrible. My co-anchor Nike Peterson was awesome, but I couldn’t figure out where to look or what to say.
You would think with my communication degree I would have known a little about what to do, but somehow I skipped out of taking any broadcast classes during college. Here’s the rough taping. I had a great time. Enjoy!