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Hair Hair

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Hair you have it.

I don’t have much of an explanation or maybe I have too much explaining to do.

Since people usually watch TV news on a regular basis, hair tends to grows longer or lighter, gradually and it’s not all that dramatic.  But when I look back at the years I’ve been on the news (officially 12 now) I am overwhelmed by the variety and sometimes the sheer volume of my hair.

This is me at WKTV in Utica, NY.  The general manager liked short hair on his anchors, so I had short hair.

I even arrived at WFXT in Boston with a short bob.  Fortunately for me, the managers at FOX didn’t have a hair preference.  Unfortunately for my hair, I had a huge variety of styles and colors while I was there for three years.  I would often change my hair to alter my mood.  You can see where that’s going.

By the time I arrived in Charlotte at WSOC, I was pretty confident I wanted to keep my hair long and full.  It turns out the station had an image consultant and she wanted my hair more naturally dark brown and more polished.  That style lasted the longest for about two years until I got sick of it and my agent said I needed a hipper, fresher look.  And my hair stylist gave me this angular bob.

So here I am, back in Boston at WHDH, and my hair above the shoulders again.  Let’s see how long this will last.

The Move

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

In the middle of my sabbatical my agent called.  I crossed my fingers, hoping his voice would connect me to some great gig, in an awesome city, with some serious pay and perks.

As it turns out, one out of four isn’t all that bad, right, especially “in this economy” (which happen to be three words I now loathe).

Apparently, the NBC affiliate in Boston needed some maternity relief.  I used to work for the Fox affiliate in Boston.  The news director at the new station thought I’d be an easy person to just plug in and cover for three months.  My agent thought it would be a great way for me to stay current and it would give him a few more months to find me that “dream” gig.  For me, my concerns were endless.  Where would I stay?  What would hubby do?  What about my girl, Cricket?  What about my friends?  How will I maintain my volunteer commitments in Charlotte?  Parking?  Car? Packing?  Clothes?  Climate?

You know how this ends because as I’m writing this, I’m at Boston’s Logan Airport getting ready to fly back for two events in Charlotte I need  (and am so excited!!) to attend.

As with everything, things ended up falling into place.  I’m staying with two old friends (I’m calling them “My Two Dads”) and the only things missing from the Boston equation were a futon and clothes rack, both of which were rectified at IKEA.

I Love Charlotte

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

I’m currently in Boston working as a freelance reporter for the NBC affiliate, WHDH-TV.  Boston is one of my favorite cities.  I went to college at Boston University.  I also worked as a reporter at the Fox affiliate, WFXT-TV, before I moved to Charlotte.  My recent return feels a bit like a homecoming.

Everyone here wants to know what I think about Charlotte and I answer honestly, I love Charlotte.  I love the weather, the people, the big city offerings in a manageable smaller city and of course my friends.

Right before I moved here to Boston, I spent a gorgeous ‘Chamber of Commerce’ day Uptown.  I walked around and captured some snippets I wanted to remember about Charlotte during my time away.  I thought you’d enjoy it as well.