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Local News Lives On. Thoughts From A Grieving But Proud News Anchor.

It’s been a tough couple of months, that’s for sure. Hurricanes in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico… a mass shooting in Las Vegas, and now deadly and destructive fires in California.

As a newscaster, it’s been tiring, challenging, but rewarding. I think these events have proven, local news is important, it lives on.

Obviously the one that affected me the most was our very own horrible incident. A mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip. A madman shooting from the windows of his suite at Mandalay Bay down on a crowd enjoying country music at the Harvest 91 Festival. Chaos.

For me it all started with OJ Simpson. I got called into work Saturday into Sunday to anchor coverage with my morning co-anchor. OJ left prison and was on his way to Las Vegas. I got home from a late movie so I grabbed about an hour or so of sleep. I anchored the 5am, 6am, and 8am newscasts Sunday morning. When I got home I didn’t want to sleep too much because I get up early the next morning for my regular Monday through Friday schedule. I went back to bed at 7:30pm on Sunday. I was out cold. For some reason I woke up at 12:10 and my phone was on fire. Work, my brother and mom, my friends back east. There had been a shooting on the strip, people were hurt, people were dead. I realized our night crews had stayed over and we were on the air. I knew work would need me all day so I got myself ready for a long one. I was a bit out of it, scared, nervous, and still half asleep because I was “off ” from the Sunday morning call-in. I took the elevator down to the lobby of my building to head to work by 2:30 a.m. and I was met with people in our community room. They had come in from the festival. One of them, who I have met before, came up to me and showed me the video he had taken. He seemed startled and upset, obviously, he played it for me and that’s when I knew. Gun shots, people running. This was bad.

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It’s Work, But I Love It

What a year it’s been. The TV news business is changing, evolving, every day. Let’s be honest, there isn’t a lack of news either. From politics to tragedy, it’s been quite a year. It’s a blessing to work on a morning show that covers breaking news locally and from around world, non-stop. I am enjoying my position as the morning breaking news anchor, and co-anchor of Midday. The variety of topics keeps me busy, informed, and it satisfies me to know that people are watching, listening, and learning. Don’t get me wrong, it’s challenging. But, challenges keep us on our toes.

We work hard, but I am surrounded by amazing people at KTNV-TV. They make work enjoyable. Such GOOD people!

We recently got some new snapshots done by our co-worker Ryan Smith. More to come, but here’s the anchor team that I have the pleasure of working with Monday through Friday. Proud to call them my friends!