When I first started out in TV my goal was to get a job in Chicago but what I quickly learned was you couldn’t get a job straight out of college in such a huge city.
Working through a hurricane is much different than just living through a hurricane.
Did you know that most TV weather anchors do NOT read from a script? Also, there is no such thing as a “normal” schedule in TV news.
“Where do you buy your clothes?” was one of the most-asked questions I ever received during my years of forecasting weather on TV.
There is no such thing as a holiday in TV news. And there are several times each year that no one is allowed to take a vacation.
Since there is no such thing as a “weather boy” there shouldn’t be a “weather girl” either.
Never let someone tell you, “You can’t do it.” Know your limits and know your value.
I’ve worked in and around the news business for nearly 30 years. Sometimes news is “good,” but so often, it’s “bad.” Murder, financial crises, abuse, tornadoes, unemployment, robbery, hurricanes, danger, death – so much of what gets reported is the bad side of society. In journalism school I was taught, “If it bleeds, it leads” […]