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!
I really want to hear your thoughts on this. Obviously, being in the TV business, it strikes me a bit different than most of you reading. I feel bad for this woman. I know what it’s like to receive mean or critical messages from strangers. I know what’s it like to receive perverted messages from strangers. Letters from jail. Angry phone calls. I could go on and on. BUT, we ARE in the public eye. We choose to do it.
In the end, this woman is saying, she is aware she is overweight.
Some might say… “then do something about it.”
For many, it’s not that easy. We all have feelings. If this news anchor does a good job, what does it matter? Well, she’s on television. People must “look” at her. If she was on radio, she may not have received that letter.
I do think this is a form of bullying. I have many friends that deal with this every day. Some are in news, some on TV shows, others are celebrities or performers. In this day in time, social media and emails have made it easy for people to write what they want. Hide behind a fake name or picture. I see the pain it causes. The hurt. Sometimes a friend will say, “I don’t care, whatever.” But I can SEE that it hurts. It comes with the job though, right? I’m not sure. I think useful criticism helps. Attacks, do not. We are all human.
Instead of saying nice things, most people write when they have something negative to say.
Here’s something to think about… because of my recent experience. I was suddenly let go from a TV job. I put my heart and soul into this job and place. It hurt. On the flip side, all I have received for 4 months are “positive” letters. Positive tweets. Positive facebooks. It’s been a nice change of pace. Support means everything, especially in numbers. It has meant a lot!
Maybe from now on, we should write when something goes right, not wrong. Send a note when we like something, instead of dislike. It could really change someone’s day or week.
Of course, we all need to vent. That’s normal. We don’t have to attack people with harsh words though. I do look up to this woman for speaking her mind. I also give kudos to the station for allowing her to talk about it on air.