Did you know I was my middle school’s very own weather girl back in the day?
I would watch the news in the morning to memorize the weather reports and during homeroom I would stand in front of a green screen and basically repeat them word for word. It was my 15 minutes of weather girl fame. 😉
Back then I had dreams of being a news reporter or journalist (I think this was around the same time I wanted to be an actress), but over time I quickly came to realize the A) I am not articulate enough to read a teleprompter, B) I naturally talk way too fast, and C) I had other dreams to pursue.
Still this morning it was fun to relive those dreams at the WESH news station this morning.
A little birdie had told Amy Sweezey, WESH’s meteorologist, about my little celebrity spotting last week. Amy Sweezy found me through twitter and asked if I wanted to come by for a tour this morning. Of course I immediately jumped at the chance to have a private behind the scenes tour of my favorite morning news program! (Take that channel 9!)
I headed over to the WESH studios around 6:00am this morning. At that point they were already well into the day’s show. Amy told me she typically comes in at 3:00am (!) to prepare for the day.
The first few hours of her morning are spent prepping the graphics she will use in that morning’s cast. Once those are prepped she can easily interchange the current temps as they go up and down during the news cast.
The morning news crew is comprised of only a handful of people including a producer, director, cameraman, teleprompter, two news anchors, traffic person, meteorologist, and a few reporters in the field. I was actually a little surprised how empty the studio was. Amy told me that even though the morning news is the longest and most watched news program of the day, it is the lightest staffed.
Don’t you think I would make a great addition to their team?!? I look like I’d fit right in shelling out the day’s news, right?!?! 😉
Fun fact: I did a quick Wikipedia search on Jason and discovered he was a runner up in the third season of Big Brother back in 2002. Check out the old bio I found on the CBS website. (Don’t worry Jason I promise to keep all comments concerning the long hair to a minimum 😉 )
I had a blast learning about my favorite news show this morning! A BIG THANKS to Amy Sweezey for inviting me along this morning!
Before I headed to WESH this morning I had a very early breakfast of Orange & Almond Butter Cereal
I started with a base of Shredded Wheat and Kashi Honey Sunshine that I topped with fresh Florida orange.
And since you know how much I love the combination of almond butter & orange, I mixed a heaping spoonful of almond butter with plain yogurt that coated the orange and acted like a cereal icing. I finished the bowl with the last of my peanut butter granola.
Don’t be scared of adding fresh orange to your cereal! Trust me, its amazing! Especially with the addition of almond butter ‘icing.’ 😉
Alright time to get my butter to work!
Don’t forget to check out the Gasparilla Video I posted last night. I’m actually quite proud of my semi-editing skills with this one. I am slowly learning my way though iMovie one video at a time.