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In news we are often told not to start stories with a question, but today I am making an exception by asking, aren't 4-day weekends grand??? I'm back from one of the best long weekends I've ever had.

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  • I'm a rebel

    I'm a rebel

    Thursday, May 16 2013 7:54 PM EDT2013-05-16 23:54:14 GMT
    I'm being a rebel and skipping yoga class for the second time this week (after missing two classes over the weekend while I was out of town). Sometimes you just need to relax, right?? Today shouldMore >>
    I'm being a rebel and skipping yoga class for the second time this week (after missing two classes over the weekend while I was out of town). Sometimes you just need to relax, right?? Today shouldMore >>
  • Ahhh... prom!

    Ahhh... prom!

    Friday, May 3 2013 8:15 PM EDT2013-05-04 00:15:43 GMT
    What a great day it turned out to be! I went to Owensboro to share some positive stories about two special needs students who were elected prom queen at Daviess CountyMore >>
    What a great day it turned out to be! I went to Owensboro to share some positive stories about two special needs students who were elected prom queen at Daviess CountyMore >>
  • Press conferences

    Press conferences

    Thursday, May 2 2013 8:02 PM EDT2013-05-03 00:02:12 GMT
    Press conferences. That's how I spent my day, covering press conferences. And I have no complaints! There's not a whole lot of room for creative freedom when you're attending an event someone else isMore >>
    Press conferences. That's how I spent my day, covering press conferences. And I have no complaints! There's not a whole lot of room for creative freedom when you're attending an event someone else isMore >>
  • Cupcake time!

    Cupcake time!

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-05-01 23:12:00 GMT
    Hooray! I have a rare chance to slip out of here before 6pm, and I'm gonna take it!!! Today I only had one story air—at 5—instead of the usual 2 or 3. That's because I spent the entire morning workingMore >>
    Hooray! I have a rare chance to slip out of here before 6pm, and I'm gonna take it!!! Today I only had one story air—at 5—instead of the usual 2 or 3. That's because I spent the entire morning workingMore >>
  • Yay for nice weather!

    Yay for nice weather!

    Tuesday, April 30 2013 8:18 PM EDT2013-05-01 00:18:50 GMT
    Nice weather. It is finally here!!! And this makes me very, very happy. Not only do I look forward to taking walks outside in the evening and leaving my long sleeves at home, I also am very excitedMore >>
    Nice weather. It is finally here!!! And this makes me very, very happy. Not only do I look forward to taking walks outside in the evening and leaving my long sleeves at home, I also am very excitedMore >>
  • Hero Comes Home

    Hero Comes Home

    Friday, April 26 2013 8:33 PM EDT2013-04-27 00:33:01 GMT
    HAPPY FRIDAY!! Since I neglected my blogging duties yesterday, I must write today, even though I'm very ready to hit the road for home! :) Can you blame me on a Friday evening??More >>
    HAPPY FRIDAY!! Since I neglected my blogging duties yesterday, I must write today, even though I'm very ready to hit the road for home! :) Can you blame me on a Friday evening??More >>
  • The bright side

    The bright side

    Wednesday, April 24 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-04-24 23:44:52 GMT
    Well, that was a bit of an unpleasant end to an otherwise lovely (more or less) day.  At 6pm, we were out in the field covering a story in Mt. Vernon and had to send our video back through an editing system.More >>
    Well, that was a bit of an unpleasant end to an otherwise lovely (more or less) day.  At 6pm, we were out in the field covering a story in Mt. Vernon and had to send our video back through an editing system.More >>
  • We matched!

    We matched!

    Monday, April 22 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-04-23 02:42:50 GMT
    Wow! Time to get going! It's after 6pm, and I'm still here from my Sunrise shift! Yikes! Now, to be fair, I DID take an hour lunch break this morning and then was kind of a slow poke about gettingMore >>
    Wow! Time to get going! It's after 6pm, and I'm still here from my Sunrise shift! Yikes! Now, to be fair, I DID take an hour lunch break this morning and then was kind of a slow poke about gettingMore >>
  • Different kind of day

    Different kind of day

    Sunday, April 21 2013 8:49 PM EDT2013-04-22 00:49:13 GMT
    Ok, well. First, my story was "killed" from the show (meaning cut), then a few minutes later it was brought back to life. Special national reports mean a lot of changes for us on the local level. SometimesMore >>
    Ok, well. First, my story was "killed" from the show (meaning cut), then a few minutes later it was brought back to life. Special national reports mean a lot of changes for us on the local level. SometimesMore >>
  • Busy little bee!

    Busy little bee!

    Wednesday, April 17 2013 8:45 AM EDT2013-04-17 12:45:29 GMT
    Well, shame on me again. I guess this is just proof that I need to write my blogs from my desk, no excuses, or else they just don't happen! Meant to do it from home again last night, but after yoga andMore >>
    Well, shame on me again. I guess this is just proof that I need to write my blogs from my desk, no excuses, or else they just don't happen! Meant to do it from home again last night, but after yoga andMore >>
  • Day after a tragedy

    Day after a tragedy

    Tuesday, April 16 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-04-16 23:37:04 GMT
    I've got a few minutes of downtime this morning before my busy day begins, so I'm going to take advantage and write my blog entry now, instead of staying late once all the craziness subsides! HopefullyMore >>
    I've got a few minutes of downtime this morning before my busy day begins, so I'm going to take advantage and write my blog entry now, instead of staying late once all the craziness subsides! HopefullyMore >>
  • Change of plans

    Change of plans

    Monday, April 15 2013 11:10 PM EDT2013-04-16 03:10:42 GMT
    Today was a great example of how plans can quickly change in this crazy television business!  I was out shooting an interview for my story about the upcoming Catholic parish reorganization when two explosions/bombsMore >>
    Today was a great example of how plans can quickly change in this crazy television business!  I was out shooting an interview for my story about the upcoming Catholic parish reorganization when two explosions/bombsMore >>
  • One tired reporter

    One tired reporter

    Wednesday, April 10 2013 8:00 PM EDT2013-04-11 00:00:39 GMT
    Ok, well yesterday my plan to write from home completely failed. It was after 10pm before I remembered I hadn't done it yet, so I just threw in the towel! So today, I'm checking this off the list beforeMore >>
    Ok, well yesterday my plan to write from home completely failed. It was after 10pm before I remembered I hadn't done it yet, so I just threw in the towel! So today, I'm checking this off the list beforeMore >>
  • Solid Week

    Solid Week

    Friday, April 5 2013 9:03 PM EDT2013-04-06 01:03:08 GMT
    Oh, Friday. How happy I am to see thee!!! Going out on a nice, light note today, too, so I'm in a good mood! Ha! I ended up only being in one show today, though I had a couple of other stories I wroteMore >>
    Oh, Friday. How happy I am to see thee!!! Going out on a nice, light note today, too, so I'm in a good mood! Ha! I ended up only being in one show today, though I had a couple of other stories I wroteMore >>
  • Free Food=Happy Reporter

    Free Food=Happy Reporter

    Thursday, April 4 2013 10:47 PM EDT2013-04-05 02:47:58 GMT
    After spending the first half of the week in and out of courtrooms, today was a very nice change of pace.  I was able to get away from federal indictments and share a much more uplifting story at an AmericanMore >>
    After spending the first half of the week in and out of courtrooms, today was a very nice change of pace.  I was able to get away from federal indictments and share a much more uplifting story at an AmericanMore >>
  • Day 2

    Day 2

    Thursday, April 4 2013 7:36 AM EDT2013-04-04 11:36:03 GMT
    So today was Day 2 of covering a big federal indictment unsealed yesterday involving a public official in Evansville. I predict many more follow ups ahead, as well. I ended up interviewing two City CouncilMore >>
    So today was Day 2 of covering a big federal indictment unsealed yesterday involving a public official in Evansville. I predict many more follow ups ahead, as well. I ended up interviewing two City CouncilMore >>
  • Federal Court!

    Federal Court!

    Tuesday, April 2 2013 8:59 PM EDT2013-04-03 00:59:01 GMT
    Well, another day, another court case. This time, I was in federal court (again, for the story ONLY)! Another first for me! Like all courtrooms in Indiana, no cameras are allowed, so it was just me,More >>
    Well, another day, another court case. This time, I was in federal court (again, for the story ONLY)! Another first for me! Like all courtrooms in Indiana, no cameras are allowed, so it was just me,More >>
  • Overruled

    Overruled

    Monday, April 1 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-04-02 03:54:24 GMT
    So I'm doing things a little differently tonight.  I decided to wait until I got home to write today's entry, so of course, now it's 10pm and I'm just getting to it. :) The title of this entry seemedMore >>
    So I'm doing things a little differently tonight.  I decided to wait until I got home to write today's entry, so of course, now it's 10pm and I'm just getting to it. :) The title of this entry seemedMore >>
  • Heading home on a high note

    Heading home on a high note

    Friday, March 29 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-03-30 00:39:46 GMT
    Hooray for Friday, right?? No extended Easter holiday weekend for us in the news biz, but that's ok. I'm just very grateful I'm on the Monday-Friday shift. Keep in mind, even on Christmas, Easter andMore >>
    Hooray for Friday, right?? No extended Easter holiday weekend for us in the news biz, but that's ok. I'm just very grateful I'm on the Monday-Friday shift. Keep in mind, even on Christmas, Easter andMore >>
  • Trashy day

    Trashy day

    Thursday, March 28 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-03-29 01:17:02 GMT
    I've been feeling a little funky today. Perhaps it's because I've eaten taco salad for breakfast and lunch? Just sayin'??? Our news director, Scott, brought in the goods as a thank you/reward for someMore >>
    I've been feeling a little funky today. Perhaps it's because I've eaten taco salad for breakfast and lunch? Just sayin'??? Our news director, Scott, brought in the goods as a thank you/reward for someMore >>
  • Second post!

    Second post!

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 8:50 PM EDT2013-03-27 00:50:03 GMT
    Alright, second post of the day!! I'm just now starting to return to a state of calm. The second half of the day ended up being a lot more stressful than the first. Down to the wire on a story thatMore >>
    Alright, second post of the day!! I'm just now starting to return to a state of calm. The second half of the day ended up being a lot more stressful than the first. Down to the wire on a story thatMore >>
  • Breaking the streak...

    Breaking the streak...

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 8:34 PM EDT2013-03-27 00:34:12 GMT
    Shame, shame on me! I think yesterday I missed posting an entry for the first time on a day I've been at work (in the office). Broke the streak, rats!! I went home planning to write it from there andMore >>
    Shame, shame on me! I think yesterday I missed posting an entry for the first time on a day I've been at work (in the office). Broke the streak, rats!! I went home planning to write it from there andMore >>
  • American Hero

    American Hero

    Friday, March 22 2013 5:23 PM EDT2013-03-22 21:23:31 GMT
    Yay!!! Just wrapped up my story which means I'm about to hit the road to get in some quality basketball watching the rest of the day! :) Ahh, the benefits of waking up at the crack of dawn! Sunrise wasMore >>
    Yay!!! Just wrapped up my story which means I'm about to hit the road to get in some quality basketball watching the rest of the day! :) Ahh, the benefits of waking up at the crack of dawn! Sunrise wasMore >>
  • Beer and pawn shops

    Beer and pawn shops

    Thursday, March 21 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-03-21 22:28:36 GMT
    Today's been pretty busy, but in a good way. Nothing too terriby crazy to report, thankfully. I am quite hungry though, seeing as how it's 5pm and I've only chowed down on pretzels so far. Yoga's inMore >>
    Today's been pretty busy, but in a good way. Nothing too terriby crazy to report, thankfully. I am quite hungry though, seeing as how it's 5pm and I've only chowed down on pretzels so far. Yoga's inMore >>
  • Reunited and it feels so goood!

    Reunited and it feels so goood!

    Tuesday, March 19 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-03-20 00:25:28 GMT
    What a fun story I had the chance to tell today! Since the video is posted, I'm not going to go through all the details, but I do just want to add a couple of quick points. So, the woman, Christi, lostMore >>
    What a fun story I had the chance to tell today! Since the video is posted, I'm not going to go through all the details, but I do just want to add a couple of quick points. So, the woman, Christi, lostMore >>
  • Sad Day for Grippo's Fans

    Sad Day for Grippo's Fans

    Monday, March 18 2013 8:45 PM EDT2013-03-19 00:45:34 GMT
    It's been a sad day for Tri-State Grippo's lovers (like me). Because of a voluntary recall of the company's chips, thousands of bags of delicious goodness had to be thrown in the trash. :( I was a witnessMore >>
    It's been a sad day for Tri-State Grippo's lovers (like me). Because of a voluntary recall of the company's chips, thousands of bags of delicious goodness had to be thrown in the trash. :( I was a witnessMore >>
  • Talking about Beer

    Talking about Beer

    Friday, March 15 2013 9:14 PM EDT2013-03-16 01:14:51 GMT
    Today I had my hand (umm… literally) in about five stories! This is what I got stuck taking notes on in the car today when I left my notepad on my desk. It's a cardboard insert fromMore >>
    Today I had my hand (umm… literally) in about five stories! This is what I got stuck taking notes on in the car today when I left my notepad on my desk. It's a cardboard insert fromMore >>
  • A Mad Dash!

    A Mad Dash!

    Thursday, March 14 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-03-15 00:51:24 GMT
    How does it happen that the sleet comes down at its hardest right around the time I'm going live, then a few minutes later it's nice and sunny again?! Grrr… just my luck! I had to put on the hood ofMore >>
    How does it happen that the sleet comes down at its hardest right around the time I'm going live, then a few minutes later it's nice and sunny again?! Grrr… just my luck! I had to put on the hood ofMore >>
  • Journeying through Spencer County

    Journeying through Spencer County

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 8:36 PM EDT2013-03-14 00:36:03 GMT
    What the heck was up with all that snow today?? Not that it amounted to anything, but we are so close to spring! I want spring weather already!!! I didn't end up spending too much time outside though,More >>
    What the heck was up with all that snow today?? Not that it amounted to anything, but we are so close to spring! I want spring weather already!!! I didn't end up spending too much time outside though,More >>
  • A Quick Escape!

    A Quick Escape!

    Tuesday, March 12 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-03-12 23:25:37 GMT
    Whooh! Finishing up early today, which is a beautiful, beautiful thing! Today I got to get up in one of the big machines grinding up the parking lot at Roberts Stadium, interview the Bishop of theMore >>
    Whooh! Finishing up early today, which is a beautiful, beautiful thing! Today I got to get up in one of the big machines grinding up the parking lot at Roberts Stadium, interview the Bishop of theMore >>
  • Covering Court

    Covering Court

    Monday, March 11 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-03-12 01:43:05 GMT
    Going to court on this job is interesting. In Evansville (really, all of Indiana, I think) cameras are not allowed in courtrooms, so you obviously don't have a lot of video to work with. It can alsoMore >>
    Going to court on this job is interesting. In Evansville (really, all of Indiana, I think) cameras are not allowed in courtrooms, so you obviously don't have a lot of video to work with. It can alsoMore >>
  • Food on the brain

    Food on the brain

    Friday, March 8 2013 9:56 PM EST2013-03-09 02:56:33 GMT
    Ok, I'm going to keep this pretty short and sweet! First, my review of Los Alfaro from last night's dinner! Let me start by saying, I cleaned my plate. Ok, there was one little thing left, but otherwise,More >>
    Ok, I'm going to keep this pretty short and sweet! First, my review of Los Alfaro from last night's dinner! Let me start by saying, I cleaned my plate. Ok, there was one little thing left, but otherwise,More >>
  • Trip to Vin-City! (I made that name up...)

    Trip to Vin-City! (I made that name up...)

    Thursday, March 7 2013 10:02 PM EST2013-03-08 03:02:25 GMT
    Hey there! I'm just back from Vincennes, wrapping up for the day. It's 3:48pm, which would normally be a very late out time after working Sunrise. Today, though, it's not so bad because I pulled a splitMore >>
    Hey there! I'm just back from Vincennes, wrapping up for the day. It's 3:48pm, which would normally be a very late out time after working Sunrise. Today, though, it's not so bad because I pulled a splitMore >>
  • Just another day in paradise!

    Just another day in paradise!

    Wednesday, March 6 2013 7:53 PM EST2013-03-07 00:53:21 GMT
    Just another glamorous day on the job! Heading out here in a few minutes to detox (figuratively, not literally—no illegal substances being consumed at the station!!) and get some rest before coming backMore >>
    Just another glamorous day on the job! Heading out here in a few minutes to detox (figuratively, not literally—no illegal substances being consumed at the station!!) and get some rest before coming backMore >>
  • Cause for Applause

    Cause for Applause

    Tuesday, March 5 2013 8:23 PM EST2013-03-06 01:23:56 GMT
    So, I'm going to try to get a bit of an early jump on today's entry. It's only 2:23pm! I've got one more interview at 3pm in Newburgh, so we'll see how fast I can type! I'm not really looking forwardMore >>
    So, I'm going to try to get a bit of an early jump on today's entry. It's only 2:23pm! I've got one more interview at 3pm in Newburgh, so we'll see how fast I can type! I'm not really looking forwardMore >>
  • Jailhouse Interview...

    Jailhouse Interview...

    Monday, March 4 2013 7:41 PM EST2013-03-05 00:41:57 GMT
    Well, well, well. Today was a day of firsts! Ok, really, just one first, but a big one, so to speak. After three tv jobs, I can finally say I've conducted a jailhouse interview! No, it wasn't veryMore >>
    Well, well, well. Today was a day of firsts! Ok, really, just one first, but a big one, so to speak. After three tv jobs, I can finally say I've conducted a jailhouse interview! No, it wasn't veryMore >>
  • Tornado Tribute

    Tornado Tribute

    Friday, March 1 2013 8:49 PM EST2013-03-02 01:49:28 GMT
    Photographer/Assignment Manager Randy and I are heading back to Evansville right now, so thought I'd make use of my time by telling you about our day in Illinois.  This was my third day in our lovely neighboringMore >>
    Photographer/Assignment Manager Randy and I are heading back to Evansville right now, so thought I'd make use of my time by telling you about our day in Illinois.  This was my third day in our lovely neighboringMore >>
  • Goodbye, Schmitt Photo

    Goodbye, Schmitt Photo

    Thursday, February 28 2013 9:04 PM EST2013-03-01 02:04:06 GMT
    Seeing any business close is a bit of a bummer, but when it's been around for 97 years, that's really pretty sad. :( This evening Schmitt photo (just off Green River Rd.) closed its doors one last time.More >>
    Seeing any business close is a bit of a bummer, but when it's been around for 97 years, that's really pretty sad. :( This evening Schmitt photo (just off Green River Rd.) closed its doors one last time.More >>
  • Spending the Day in IL

    Spending the Day in IL

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 11:11 PM EST2013-02-28 04:11:58 GMT
    It's currently 9:26pm.  I'm sitting in the back of our satellite truck waiting to go on live from Harrisburg, IL at 10pm.  I came in to work today at 6:15am.  Sooo… it's been a bit of a long day!  But,More >>
    It's currently 9:26pm.  I'm sitting in the back of our satellite truck waiting to go on live from Harrisburg, IL at 10pm.  I came in to work today at 6:15am.  Sooo… it's been a bit of a long day!  But,More >>
  • Healing in Harrisburg

    Healing in Harrisburg

    Tuesday, February 26 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-02-27 01:17:57 GMT
    Just wrapping up a long day of writing and editing! It was very nice to be in a lovely, climate-controlled environment for 8-plus hours, but now I'm looking forward to a little break from my computerMore >>
    Just wrapping up a long day of writing and editing! It was very nice to be in a lovely, climate-controlled environment for 8-plus hours, but now I'm looking forward to a little break from my computerMore >>
  • Busy news day

    Busy news day

    Monday, February 25 2013 8:24 PM EST2013-02-26 01:24:24 GMT
    Boy-- did this Monday come in with some oomph!! Lots of news to go around, and I managed to miss pretty much all of it! I'm working on another special report over the next few days that will air Wednesday,More >>
    Boy-- did this Monday come in with some oomph!! Lots of news to go around, and I managed to miss pretty much all of it! I'm working on another special report over the next few days that will air Wednesday,More >>
  • (Short) Road Trip!

    (Short) Road Trip!

    Friday, February 22 2013 6:55 PM EST2013-02-22 23:55:21 GMT
    Yay!! Spent most of the day either in the car or inside today. Both ways I HAD HEAT!! (Although the weather was mild compared to yesterday!) I took a little road trip up to Jasper for a story aboutMore >>
    Yay!! Spent most of the day either in the car or inside today. Both ways I HAD HEAT!! (Although the weather was mild compared to yesterday!) I took a little road trip up to Jasper for a story aboutMore >>
  • It was a cold & blustery night...

    It was a cold & blustery night...

    Thursday, February 21 2013 9:16 PM EST2013-02-22 02:16:08 GMT
    Ahhh, looking forward to spending the rest of the evening INSIDE with the heat going! I might crank it up to 70 tonight after my live shots out in the cold earlier!! Had my umbrella flip inside out onMore >>
    Ahhh, looking forward to spending the rest of the evening INSIDE with the heat going! I might crank it up to 70 tonight after my live shots out in the cold earlier!! Had my umbrella flip inside out onMore >>
  • Ice, Ice Baby

    Ice, Ice Baby

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 11:43 PM EST2013-02-21 04:43:20 GMT
    If you happened to drive through Keystone Subdivision today, perhaps you noticed a purple reporter-cicle.  That was me, in my purple coat.  It was pretty chilly out today!! Some cold days, you win theMore >>
    If you happened to drive through Keystone Subdivision today, perhaps you noticed a purple reporter-cicle.  That was me, in my purple coat.More >>
  • "We Love Noah"

    "We Love Noah"

    Monday, February 18 2013 9:20 AM EST2013-02-18 14:20:30 GMT
    Wow, I'm still calming down from that photo finish! I was down to the wire tonight on my story, for sure!! This was the Noah James story I wrote about yesterday.More >>
    Wow, I'm still calming down from that photo finish! I was down to the wire tonight on my story, for sure!! This was the Noah James story I wrote about yesterday.More >>
  • Road Trip!!

    Road Trip!!

    Thursday, February 14 2013 11:35 PM EST2013-02-15 04:35:01 GMT
    Doing things a little differently tonight. I'm emailing this entry to our web department from my phone, so hopefully it works! Been an unusual day! I just got back about an hour ago from a little roadMore >>
    Doing things a little differently tonight. I'm emailing this entry to our web department from my phone, so hopefully it works! Been an unusual day! I just got back about an hour ago from a little roadMore >>
  • Happy 100!!!

    Happy 100!!!

    Tuesday, February 12 2013 7:59 PM EST2013-02-13 00:59:51 GMT
    100!!! I've reached 100!!! 100 blog entries, that is! I started the blog back in September, and though I could be mistaken, I THINK I've posted an entry every day I've been working (physically hereMore >>
    100!!! I've reached 100!!! 100 blog entries, that is! I started the blog back in September, and though I could be mistaken, I THINK I've posted an entry every day I've been working (physically hereMore >>
  • A really good time at "The Really Big Show"

    A really good time at "The Really Big Show"

    Monday, February 11 2013 7:16 PM EST2013-02-12 00:16:41 GMT
    Let me just say, if you've never been to "The Really Big Show", hosted by our very own meteorologist extraordinaire Jeff Lyons, you are missing out! The show benefits Evansville ARC (which helps peopleMore >>
    Let me just say, if you've never been to "The Really Big Show", hosted by our very own meteorologist extraordinaire Jeff Lyons, you are missing out! The show benefits Evansville ARC (which helps peopleMore >>
  • Going undercover... kind of

    Going undercover... kind of

    Friday, February 8 2013 9:12 PM EST2013-02-09 02:12:01 GMT
    Nothing like driving through an upper-class neighborhood in the middle of the day to cover a story about a rash of burglaries that have been happening (in daylight)… while driving an unmarked station carMore >>
    Nothing like driving through an upper-class neighborhood in the middle of the day to cover a story about a rash of burglaries that have been happening (in daylight)… while driving an unmarked station carMore >>
  • Special Report Time

    Special Report Time

    Friday, February 8 2013 9:28 AM EST2013-02-08 14:28:23 GMT
    Alright! Another "sweeps" piece in the history books! These pieces usually take a little more time and effort than our regular "day of" stories, so it's nice to be able to check them off the list. :) TodayMore >>
    Alright! Another "sweeps" piece in the history books! These pieces usually take a little more time and effort than our regular "day of" stories, so it's nice to be able to check them off the list. :) TodayMore >>
  • My special report

    My special report

    Wednesday, February 6 2013 8:39 PM EST2013-02-07 01:39:36 GMT
    Hi, everyone! I don't have a whole lot in me today, but did want to let you know about special report of mine that will be airing tomorrow! It's called "Protecting Your Property", and it will air tomorrowMore >>
    Hi, everyone! I don't have a whole lot in me today, but did want to let you know about special report of mine that will be airing tomorrow! It's called "Protecting Your Property", and it will air tomorrowMore >>
  • Hawaii Five-0

    Hawaii Five-0

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 2:42 PM EST2013-02-05 19:42:24 GMT
    Whooh! I'm getting a whiff of the sweet smell of freedom. It's lurking right outside the door in the glorious sunshine. And this post is all that's separating me from it! Ha! You know, a few otherMore >>
    Whooh! I'm getting a whiff of the sweet smell of freedom. It's lurking right outside the door in the glorious sunshine. And this post is all that's separating me from it! Ha! You know, a few otherMore >>
  • Burning the (almost) midnight oil...

    Burning the (almost) midnight oil...

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 9:29 AM EST2013-02-05 14:29:51 GMT
    It's now 11:51pm. I came into work a little after 9am. Why am I still here? Ahh, good question. I've just downed a gas station hot chocolate, hard boiled eggs and a banana. Considering opening theMore >>
    It's now 11:51pm. I came into work a little after 9am. Why am I still here? Ahh, good question. I've just downed a gas station hot chocolate, hard boiled eggs and a banana. Considering opening theMore >>
  • That's a wrap!

    That's a wrap!

    Friday, February 1 2013 6:49 PM EST2013-02-01 23:49:26 GMT
    No fun pictures today. :( Just wrapping this up quickly before I head out the door for Harrison. Doing a live shot around 6:15pm (it's 5:28 right now) for my Spirit Cheer Team story I've been workingMore >>
    No fun pictures today. :( Just wrapping this up quickly before I head out the door for Harrison. Doing a live shot around 6:15pm (it's 5:28 right now) for my Spirit Cheer Team story I've been workingMore >>
  • The "Roseanne House" is for sale!

    The "Roseanne House" is for sale!

    Thursday, January 31 2013 8:25 PM EST2013-02-01 01:25:12 GMT
    Anyone else feeling like this week is going by pretty fast? I will take that feeling! :) Nothing much planned for the weekend on my end. Big IU game, that's about all I know! My brother is a HUGE IUMore >>
    Anyone else feeling like this week is going by pretty fast? I will take that feeling! :) Nothing much planned for the weekend on my end. Big IU game, that's about all I know! My brother is a HUGE IUMore >>
  • Blueberry cupcakes!

    Blueberry cupcakes!

    Thursday, January 31 2013 8:22 PM EST2013-02-01 01:22:11 GMT
    Well, I managed to avoid the bat call to come in overnight or extremely early this morning to cover the weather. In fact, I am somehow avoiding it altogether! Sometimes it just works out that way. Honestly,More >>
    Well, I managed to avoid the bat call to come in overnight or extremely early this morning to cover the weather. In fact, I am somehow avoiding it altogether! Sometimes it just works out that way. Honestly,More >>
  • Filling in on Sunrise!

    Filling in on Sunrise!

    Monday, January 28 2013 2:40 PM EST2013-01-28 19:40:47 GMT
    I'm getting ready to head out for the day, after working the lovely Sunrise shift! All went well this morning. Because our morning photographer was also sick today (I was filling in for Emily), I stayedMore >>
    I'm getting ready to head out for the day, after working the lovely Sunrise shift! All went well this morning. Because our morning photographer was also sick today (I was filling in for Emily), I stayedMore >>
  • I'm on top of the world!!

    I'm on top of the world!!

    Saturday, January 26 2013 10:32 AM EST2013-01-26 15:32:04 GMT
    Hoo-rah! Friiiiiday!!! Very excited, as always, for a little break from all the action. J It should be a pretty fun weekend! I'm a judge tomorrow for Youth Resources' "Big Man on Campus" male pageant,More >>
    Hoo-rah! Friiiiiday!!! Very excited, as always, for a little break from all the action. J It should be a pretty fun weekend! I'm a judge tomorrow for Youth Resources' "Big Man on Campus" male pageant,More >>
  • Sometimes... you end up standing on a trash can

    Sometimes... you end up standing on a trash can

    Thursday, January 24 2013 7:05 AM EST2013-01-24 12:05:24 GMT
    It's close to 10pm… been a pretty long day! Started by covering the Evansville Redevelopment Commission meeting at 8:30am where they picked a developer to build the downtown convention hotel. Then followedMore >>
    It's close to 10pm… been a pretty long day! More >>
  • Brrr... It's cold out there!

    Brrr... It's cold out there!

    Tuesday, January 22 2013 3:07 PM EST2013-01-22 20:07:03 GMT
    Here a little late today finishing up a story (what else is new), but about to head out at 1:30pm! Sounds really good until you remember I came in a little after 3am. Then, it's not so impressive! Ha!More >>
    Here a little late today finishing up a story (what else is new), but about to head out at 1:30pm! Sounds really good until you remember I came in a little after 3am. Then, it's not so impressive! Ha!More >>
  • "I Have a Dream"

    "I Have a Dream"

    Monday, January 21 2013 7:30 PM EST2013-01-22 00:30:07 GMT
    Had a particularly nice morning today interviewing two women who are together doing an amazing, AMAZING thing to honor their older sister who died from cancer. I can't wait to see how this story comesMore >>
    Had a particularly nice morning today interviewing two women who are together doing an amazing, AMAZING thing to honor their older sister who died from cancer. I can't wait to see how this story comesMore >>
  • Nothing much to report

    Nothing much to report

    Friday, January 18 2013 8:31 PM EST2013-01-19 01:31:38 GMT
    Here's to a 3-day weekend! Well, at least for some people. I will be here Monday. But, in all fairness, I will get another day off next week to make up for it, so that's nice! Also, on Tuesday, I'llMore >>
    Here's to a 3-day weekend! Well, at least for some people. I will be here Monday. But, in all fairness, I will get another day off next week to make up for it, so that's nice! Also, on Tuesday, I'llMore >>
  • Busy day!

    Busy day!

    Friday, January 18 2013 7:53 AM EST2013-01-18 12:53:39 GMT
    Wooh! Lots to talk about today and lots of pictures to share! It's been a good day, full of a little bit of everything! Sooo, let me start at the beginning. First on the agenda: a trip to EVV for aMore >>
    Wooh! Lots to talk about today and lots of pictures to share! It's been a good day, full of a little bit of everything! Sooo, let me start at the beginning. First on the agenda: a trip to EVV for aMore >>
  • The "Singing State Trooper"

    The "Singing State Trooper"

    Wednesday, January 16 2013 9:56 PM EST2013-01-17 02:56:55 GMT
    Are you a fan of NBC's singing show "The Voice"? I'll admit, I've never watched it. (Whoops) BUT, if Indiana State Trooper Sgt. Kirby Stailey makes it on, I will! I interviewed Stailey today about hisMore >>
    Are you a fan of NBC's singing show "The Voice"? I'll admit, I've never watched it. (Whoops) BUT, if Indiana State Trooper Sgt. Kirby Stailey makes it on, I will! I interviewed Stailey today about hisMore >>
  • A community comes together

    A community comes together

    Monday, January 14 2013 8:06 PM EST2013-01-15 01:06:34 GMT
    Welcome back to another work week, everyone:) I've got to make this short so I can make it to my yoga class on time, but here goes. Today ended up with a mad dash to get my story on air. BUT, I'm soMore >>
    Welcome back to another work week, everyone:) I've got to make this short so I can make it to my yoga class on time, but here goes. Today ended up with a mad dash to get my story on air. BUT, I'm soMore >>
  • Best day ever!!! (And Happy Birthday to Emma Bump!)

    Best day ever!!! (And Happy Birthday to Emma Bump!)

    Friday, January 11 2013 11:13 PM EST2013-01-12 04:13:57 GMT
    For the past two hours I have successfully delayed writing this entry! It's because I have a lot to talk about, and I just needed to get my energy back up so as not to be boring! :) Now, I'm ready.More >>
    For the past two hours I have successfully delayed writing this entry! It's because I have a lot to talk about, and I just needed to get my energy back up so as not to be boring! :) Now, I'm ready.More >>
  • Sad, sad story

    Sad, sad story

    Friday, January 11 2013 9:29 AM EST2013-01-11 14:29:11 GMT
    What a sad and just really crazy story I followed today. A 10-year-old boy had part of his nose bitten off by a pit bull in Henderson County yesterday afternoon. Today I was tracking down the latestMore >>
    What a sad and just really crazy story I followed today. A 10-year-old boy had part of his nose bitten off by a pit bull in Henderson County yesterday afternoon. Today I was tracking down the latestMore >>
  • Is it Friday yet??

    Is it Friday yet??

    Wednesday, January 9 2013 9:21 PM EST2013-01-10 02:21:15 GMT
    Is it Friday yet?? I wish! Today was one of those days where things just don't go the way you hoped! It happens, of course, but it's never much fun:) I ended up doing two stories today: the firstMore >>
    Is it Friday yet?? I wish! Today was one of those days where things just don't go the way you hoped! It happens, of course, but it's never much fun:) I ended up doing two stories today: the firstMore >>
  • Nummy, nummy pancakes

    Nummy, nummy pancakes

    Tuesday, January 8 2013 7:56 PM EST2013-01-09 00:56:19 GMT
    Alright, so in honor of it being Tuesday and being a somewhat slow news day, I'm going to skip any "shop talk" and go right for the gut. My gut, that is… in a somewhat indirect way? Ha… Basically,More >>
    Alright, so in honor of it being Tuesday and being a somewhat slow news day, I'm going to skip any "shop talk" and go right for the gut. My gut, that is… in a somewhat indirect way? Ha… Basically,More >>
  • Hair and makeup!

    Hair and makeup!

    Monday, January 7 2013 7:45 PM EST2013-01-08 00:45:06 GMT
    I've got some downtime during the middle of the day today, so I thought I'd go ahead and start writing. Today's topics: hair, makeup and wardrobe! Occasionally people will ask us reporters if someoneMore >>
    I've got some downtime during the middle of the day today, so I thought I'd go ahead and start writing. Today's topics: hair, makeup and wardrobe! Occasionally people will ask us reporters if someoneMore >>
  • And the Hottest Husband Award goes to...

    And the Hottest Husband Award goes to...

    Friday, January 4 2013 9:38 AM EST2013-01-04 14:38:24 GMT
    While some may be feeling like today is a Tuesday because of the holiday earlier this week, I am happy to say it is my FRIDAY! Hooray! Tomorrow SHOULD be spent cleaning my apartment and doing mountainousMore >>
    While some may be feeling like today is a Tuesday because of the holiday earlier this week, I am happy to say it is my FRIDAY! Hooray! Tomorrow SHOULD be spent cleaning my apartment and doing mountainousMore >>
  • Saying goodbye...

    Saying goodbye...

    Wednesday, January 2 2013 7:40 PM EST2013-01-03 00:40:26 GMT
    Two days into 2013, and I've done two stories about babies. Not too shabby! I only wish today's story would have had a happier ending. The couple I interviewed was heartbroken over a new Russian lawMore >>
    Two days into 2013, and I've done two stories about babies. Not too shabby! I only wish today's story would have had a happier ending. The couple I interviewed was heartbroken over a new Russian lawMore >>
  • Hello, handsome!

    Hello, handsome!

    Tuesday, January 1 2013 7:26 PM EST2013-01-02 00:26:24 GMT
    I can't say it's an original story, talking about the first baby of the New Year. It is, however, usually a pretty happy one:) Today I got to meet this future heartbreaker,More >>
    I can't say it's an original story, talking about the first baby of the New Year. It is, however, usually a pretty happy one:) Today I got to meet this future heartbreaker,More >>
  • Farewell, 2012!

    Farewell, 2012!

    Monday, December 31 2012 8:24 PM EST2013-01-01 01:24:23 GMT
    Happy last day of 2012, everybody! I hope it's been a good year for you! The best part for me was that it involved absolutely ZERO road trips to visit my family and boyfriend. Everyone's now in oneMore >>
    Happy last day of 2012, everybody! I hope it's been a good year for you! The best part for me was that it involved absolutely ZERO road trips to visit my family and boyfriend. Everyone's now in oneMore >>
  • The stomach flu strikes!

    The stomach flu strikes!

    Friday, December 28 2012 8:15 PM EST2012-12-29 01:15:02 GMT
    Wow. I don't know what else to say?! Our family stomach flu count is now up to 20!!! I, as I thought I may be, was out sick yesterday. Lucky for me, I seem to have caught a weaker strain. My littleMore >>
    Wow. I don't know what else to say?! Our family stomach flu count is now up to 20!!! I, as I thought I may be, was out sick yesterday. Lucky for me, I seem to have caught a weaker strain. My littleMore >>
  • Getting stuck...

    Getting stuck...

    Wednesday, December 26 2012 7:09 PM EST2012-12-27 00:09:21 GMT
    Happy Blizzard Day! I feel funny even calling it that since it's really not THAT much snow. During my one winter in Chicago, we had what I'd call a real blizzard—so much snow!!!! But, for us here inMore >>
    Happy Blizzard Day! I feel funny even calling it that since it's really not THAT much snow. During my one winter in Chicago, we had what I'd call a real blizzard—so much snow!!!! But, for us here inMore >>
  • Weekly wrap-up & Merry Christmas!

    Weekly wrap-up & Merry Christmas!

    Saturday, December 22 2012 3:39 PM EST2012-12-22 20:39:15 GMT
    Ahhhh, Friday! Even better since Christmas is almost here! We decided to have a little fun on set this morning and wear these props while showing some viewer holiday photos. Dan and Byron were goodMore >>
    Ahhhh, Friday! Even better since Christmas is almost here! We decided to have a little fun on set this morning and wear these props while showing some viewer holiday photos. Dan and Byron were goodMore >>
  • Just a quick check-in

    Just a quick check-in

    Thursday, December 20 2012 6:34 PM EST2012-12-20 23:34:01 GMT
    How does this keep happening?? :) Another crazy day putting me up against the clock! Tomorrow should be much calmer around here, so hopefully I can do a big catch-up post. I need to fill you in on myMore >>
    How does this keep happening?? :) Another crazy day putting me up against the clock! Tomorrow should be much calmer around here, so hopefully I can do a big catch-up post. I need to fill you in on myMore >>
  • Lonnng day, but worth it!

    Lonnng day, but worth it!

    Wednesday, December 19 2012 10:33 PM EST2012-12-20 03:33:02 GMT
    Hi everyone! This shouldn't even count as an entry, but I can't break my streak! It is 5:36pm, and I am still at work. Normally, this would be perfectly reasonable—even early in my book. Today, however,More >>
    Hi everyone! This shouldn't even count as an entry, but I can't break my streak! It is 5:36pm, and I am still at work. Normally, this would be perfectly reasonable—even early in my book. Today, however,More >>
  • A lady who lunches

    A lady who lunches

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 1:26 PM EST2012-12-18 18:26:18 GMT
    My Tuesday work day is just about to wrap up, and it's not even noon yet! (A benefit of rising and shining in the middle of the night:)) Yesterday, however, I did not make very good use of the rest ofMore >>
    My Tuesday work day is just about to wrap up, and it's not even noon yet! (A benefit of rising and shining in the middle of the night:)) Yesterday, however, I did not make very good use of the rest ofMore >>
  • Ahhh... vacation!

    Ahhh... vacation!

    Monday, December 17 2012 12:28 PM EST2012-12-17 17:28:42 GMT
    Happy Monday, everybody! I'm sure you've just been beside yourself with anticipation awaiting a new blog entry, so here goes!!! :) Can I just say, I love vacation??? It seems like usually my vacationMore >>
    Happy Monday, everybody! I'm sure you've just been beside yourself with anticipation awaiting a new blog entry, so here goes!!! :) Can I just say, I love vacation??? It seems like usually my vacationMore >>
  • Painting Away!

    Painting Away!

    Monday, December 10 2012 8:15 PM EST2012-12-11 01:15:43 GMT
    My last task of the day before my lovely 4-day vacation—completing this blog entry!!! This will be the last one until next Monday, so you have my permission not to check it for a few days:) Ha! Anyway,More >>
    My last task of the day before my lovely 4-day vacation—completing this blog entry!!! This will be the last one until next Monday, so you have my permission not to check it for a few days:) Ha! Anyway,More >>
  • Way to go, Tri-State!

    Way to go, Tri-State!

    Friday, December 7 2012 8:56 PM EST2012-12-08 01:56:10 GMT
    I am happy to report that there are some pretty awesome people in the Tri-State. I think most of us knew this anyway, but just in case your faith was starting to falter a little bit, I have proof! TodayMore >>
    I am happy to report that there are some pretty awesome people in the Tri-State. I think most of us knew this anyway, but just in case your faith was starting to falter a little bit, I have proof! TodayMore >>
  • Creating a better story

    Creating a better story

    Thursday, December 6 2012 8:15 PM EST2012-12-07 01:15:39 GMT
    To begin with, I am in a surprisingly good mood:) Let me just throw that out there. It's because today, the tv world was good to me. Here's why. You know, I've mentioned before a little bit aboutMore >>
    To begin with, I am in a surprisingly good mood:) Let me just throw that out there. It's because today, the tv world was good to me. Here's why. You know, I've mentioned before a little bit aboutMore >>
  • 3-Hour Meetings

    3-Hour Meetings

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 7:33 PM EST2012-12-06 00:33:35 GMT
    Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday:) Thanks for checking in! Today started with me waking up from a dream that I was working. Specifically, going around a neighborhood (I think?) trying to get peopleMore >>
    Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday:) Thanks for checking in! Today started with me waking up from a dream that I was working. Specifically, going around a neighborhood (I think?) trying to get peopleMore >>
  • Happy stories=happy reporter

    Happy stories=happy reporter

    Tuesday, December 4 2012 9:53 PM EST2012-12-05 02:53:31 GMT
    I'm very happy to report that my day revolved around two very positive stories. Yay!!! I consider that a big win. The first of the two stories came to be because of a tweet. Thank goodness for socialMore >>
    I'm very happy to report that my day revolved around two very positive stories. Yay!!! I consider that a big win. The first of the two stories came to be because of a tweet. Thank goodness for socialMore >>
  • Monday, Monday

    Monday, Monday

    Monday, December 3 2012 8:26 PM EST2012-12-04 01:26:00 GMT
    Happy Monday! It is happier for me now that the work day is just about overJ Really, things ended up going pretty smoothly, for a Monday. They didn't start off that well, though. This morning I wasMore >>
    Happy Monday! It is happier for me now that the work day is just about overJ Really, things ended up going pretty smoothly, for a Monday. They didn't start off that well, though. This morning I wasMore >>
  • The dreaded "door knock"

    The dreaded "door knock"

    Saturday, December 1 2012 2:49 PM EST2012-12-01 19:49:33 GMT
    HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Woo hoo, we've made it once again! Tonight I'm looking forward to watching some tv, maybe a nice Hallmark Channel Christmas movie and putting up more of my Christmas décor at home:)More >>
    HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Woo hoo, we've made it once again! Tonight I'm looking forward to watching some tv, maybe a nice Hallmark Channel Christmas movie and putting up more of my Christmas décor at home:)More >>
  • Lotto Pranksters

    Lotto Pranksters

    Thursday, November 29 2012 9:10 PM EST2012-11-30 02:10:40 GMT
    Alright. I've procrastinated long enough. Time to write this thing! First of all, since I know you're all just overflowing with excitement about it… rest assured, I AM still planning to recap my adventuresMore >>
    Alright. I've procrastinated long enough. Time to write this thing! First of all, since I know you're all just overflowing with excitement about it… rest assured, I AM still planning to recap my adventuresMore >>
  • Wanted: STORIES!!

    Wanted: STORIES!!

    Wednesday, November 28 2012 8:02 PM EST2012-11-29 01:02:58 GMT
    Today was one of those days where you just kind of have to pull a story out of thin air. There wasn't much just "happening". When that's the case, we reporters have to dig in and enterprise, as we say.More >>
    Today was one of those days where you just kind of have to pull a story out of thin air. There wasn't much just "happening". When that's the case, we reporters have to dig in and enterprise, as we say.More >>
  • Inside scoop on "The Biggest Loser"

    Inside scoop on "The Biggest Loser"

    Tuesday, November 27 2012 9:19 PM EST2012-11-28 02:19:52 GMT
    So, the highlight of my day was meeting a contestant from Season 13 of NBC's "The Biggest Loser", Chris Pickler. I'm a big reality tv fan (I know, guilty pleasure), so it was fun to get some inside scoopMore >>
    So, the highlight of my day was meeting a contestant from Season 13 of NBC's "The Biggest Loser", Chris Pickler. I'm a big reality tv fan (I know, guilty pleasure), so it was fun to get some inside scoopMore >>
  • Ladies & gentlemen... children of all ages!!!

    Ladies & gentlemen... children of all ages!!!

    Monday, November 26 2012 9:02 PM EST2012-11-27 02:02:47 GMT
    Welcome back! Is it really Monday already?? I hope everyone had a blessed and relaxing Thanksgiving. I, for one, had a great holiday and weekend. Some of the highlights: visiting with old friends,More >>
    Welcome back! Is it really Monday already?? I hope everyone had a blessed and relaxing Thanksgiving. I, for one, had a great holiday and weekend. Some of the highlights: visiting with old friends,More >>
  • Happy stories!

    Happy stories!

    Friday, November 23 2012 7:27 PM EST2012-11-24 00:27:49 GMT
    Ok, here's my goal. Next week I'm going to (hopefully!) have some time to really write a nice long update on the trip East. I feel bad putting it off, but it's been a pretty long week and I am REALLYMore >>
    Ok, here's my goal. Next week I'm going to (hopefully!) have some time to really write a nice long update on the trip East. I feel bad putting it off, but it's been a pretty long week and I am REALLYMore >>
  • Quick update on trip East!

    Quick update on trip East!

    Wednesday, November 21 2012 11:29 PM EST2012-11-22 04:29:28 GMT
    Back from my crazy trip out East! I got home about 10 last night. And yes, I missed two days of the blog, but it couldn't really be helped!! :) I've spent all day writing and editing the stories thatMore >>
    Back from my crazy trip out East! I got home about 10 last night. And yes, I missed two days of the blog, but it couldn't really be helped!! :) I've spent all day writing and editing the stories thatMore >>
  • T-Minus 2 days until my big adventure

    T-Minus 2 days until my big adventure

    Friday, November 16 2012 8:55 PM EST2012-11-17 01:55:42 GMT
    Let the weekend begin!!! It's going to be a bit of a short one for me, considering I'm leaving long before the sun comes up Sunday to head to New York, butttt… I'll take what I can get. :) I have a lotMore >>
    Let the weekend begin!!! It's going to be a bit of a short one for me, considering I'm leaving long before the sun comes up Sunday to head to New York, butttt… I'll take what I can get. :) I have a lotMore >>
  • Twilight & an epic adventure

    Twilight & an epic adventure

    Friday, November 16 2012 8:55 PM EST2012-11-17 01:55:05 GMT
    9:46pm. I'm about to leave the station. But before you feel too bad for me, you should know I could have been out of here earlier if it weren't for some pretty impressive procrastination. It's a skillMore >>
    9:46pm. I'm about to leave the station. But before you feel too bad for me, you should know I could have been out of here earlier if it weren't for some pretty impressive procrastination. It's a skillMore >>
  • So. Much. Food.

    So. Much. Food.

    Wednesday, November 14 2012 7:29 PM EST2012-11-15 00:29:43 GMT
    Whew!! If I eat dinner tonight, you all have permission to smack me. After the towering plate of delicious Thanksgiving food I polished off at lunch today (and the additional plate of desserts I ateMore >>
    Whew!! If I eat dinner tonight, you all have permission to smack me. After the towering plate of delicious Thanksgiving food I polished off at lunch today (and the additional plate of desserts I ateMore >>
  • All's quiet on the homefront

    All's quiet on the homefront

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 6:56 PM EST2012-11-13 23:56:28 GMT
    Ok—I have to make this pretty quick! I'm in between live shots right now--back at the station for about 25 minutes before I have to head back to Showplace East. Tonight they're showing the UK/Duke basketballMore >>
    Ok—I have to make this pretty quick! I'm in between live shots right now--back at the station for about 25 minutes before I have to head back to Showplace East. Tonight they're showing the UK/Duke basketballMore >>
  • The Schnitz!

    The Schnitz!

    Monday, November 12 2012 8:13 PM EST2012-11-13 01:13:44 GMT
    Well, well, well. Monday, we meet again. (Insert evil laugh). J Despite all the negative hype that surrounds Mondays, today really wasn't all that bad. In fact, looking back, it was a pretty darn goodMore >>
    Well, well, well. Monday, we meet again. (Insert evil laugh). J Despite all the negative hype that surrounds Mondays, today really wasn't all that bad. In fact, looking back, it was a pretty darn goodMore >>
  • Dara, the fantastic job shadow!

    Dara, the fantastic job shadow!

    Wednesday, November 7 2012 8:53 PM EST2012-11-08 01:53:14 GMT
    Wooh!! Back to semi-normal here today after the Election Extravaganza! I've gotta say, I'm still POOPED!! Hoping to get lots of rest tonight and get back to normal by tomorrow! Today was a little bitMore >>
    Wooh!! Back to semi-normal here today after the Election Extravaganza! I've gotta say, I'm still POOPED!! Hoping to get lots of rest tonight and get back to normal by tomorrow! Today was a little bitMore >>
  • Quick Election wrap

    Quick Election wrap

    Wednesday, November 7 2012 1:36 AM EST2012-11-07 06:36:12 GMT
    Just a quick Election Night wrap-up! It's technically 12:30am Wednesday, but I'm still counting this as Tuesday's post:) I spent the evening at the Hadi Temple in Downtown Evansville covering electionMore >>
    Just a quick Election Night wrap-up! It's technically 12:30am Wednesday, but I'm still counting this as Tuesday's post:) I spent the evening at the Hadi Temple in Downtown Evansville covering electionMore >>
  • Election Eve

    Election Eve

    Monday, November 5 2012 8:53 PM EST2012-11-06 01:53:31 GMT
    Ohhh, Election Eve. You are finally upon us! I'm probably going to be slacking on the blog a little bit the next few days as we battle through Election-Mania!! Consider this fair warning:) Today IMore >>
    Ohhh, Election Eve. You are finally upon us! I'm probably going to be slacking on the blog a little bit the next few days as we battle through Election-Mania!! Consider this fair warning:) Today IMore >>
  • Retiring her stop sign

    Retiring her stop sign

    Friday, November 2 2012 9:50 PM EDT2012-11-03 01:50:25 GMT
    What a day!! As I predicted yesterday, my Friday was stressful. No way around it. I'm writing this as our photographer Andy and I drive back from Owensboro in a live truck. We are listening to a comedyMore >>
    What a day!! As I predicted yesterday, my Friday was stressful. No way around it. I'm writing this as our photographer Andy and I drive back from Owensboro in a live truck. We are listening to a comedyMore >>
  • Jackie's Jewelry Malfunction:)

    Jackie's Jewelry Malfunction:)

    Friday, November 2 2012 4:50 PM EDT2012-11-02 20:50:59 GMT
    After all the office Halloween excitement yesterday, today's feeling like a little bit of a letdown. Nothing too crazy going to report. No newsroom goodies, either… well—except for a few remnants fromMore >>
    After all the office Halloween excitement yesterday, today's feeling like a little bit of a letdown. Nothing too crazy going to report. No newsroom goodies, either… well—except for a few remnants fromMore >>
  • Halloween at WFIE

    Halloween at WFIE

    Wednesday, October 31 2012 9:35 PM EDT2012-11-01 01:35:54 GMT
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Apparently everyone at the station today decided to bring in treats! Good thing, too, because I stayed up too late and needed the sugar!! Here's what our communal food table lookedMore >>
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Apparently everyone at the station today decided to bring in treats! Good thing, too, because I stayed up too late and needed the sugar!! Here's what our communal food table lookedMore >>
  • Good works get noticed

    Good works get noticed

    Saturday, October 27 2012 4:26 PM EDT2012-10-27 20:26:22 GMT
    It's a few minutes after 7pm on Friday. I'm sitting here sharing a pizza with Jackie Monroe and our producer, Jill. By now, I'm pretty sure I've eaten more than my share of it (sorry, ladies)! It wasMore >>
    It's a few minutes after 7pm on Friday. I'm sitting here sharing a pizza with Jackie Monroe and our producer, Jill. By now, I'm pretty sure I've eaten more than my share of it (sorry, ladies)! It wasMore >>
  • Not one, but TWO legends:)

    Not one, but TWO legends:)

    Friday, October 26 2012 7:26 AM EDT2012-10-26 11:26:04 GMT
    Where to even begin today. So much to share with you! I guess I'll start with some newly-discovered treasures. Check out these pictures of some of the veteran members of the 14 News team!More >>
    Where to even begin today. So much to share with you! I guess I'll start with some newly-discovered treasures. Check out these pictures of some of the veteran members of the 14 News team!More >>
  • Painting the pool PINK!

    Painting the pool PINK!

    Thursday, October 25 2012 7:12 AM EDT2012-10-25 11:12:03 GMT
    Guess what—great news! I am the proud new owner of a 14 WFIE hat!!! I wore this guy almost all day (with my dress clothes) I was so excited! I'm a big hat person, and I'veMore >>
    Guess what—great news! I am the proud new owner of a 14 WFIE hat!!! I wore this guy almost all day (with my dress clothes) I was so excited! I'm a big hat person, and I'veMore >>
  • Caught on camera!

    Caught on camera!

    Tuesday, October 23 2012 12:10 PM EDT2012-10-23 16:10:30 GMT
    Ahhh… a nap is in my near future I believe! I'm working a split shift today so that I can go shoot what I think will be a GREAT story this afternoon. There's a new class that's just getting going atMore >>
    Ahhh… a nap is in my near future I believe! I'm working a split shift today so that I can go shoot what I think will be a GREAT story this afternoon. There's a new class that's just getting going atMore >>
  • Walking for a cause

    Walking for a cause

    Tuesday, October 23 2012 11:33 AM EDT2012-10-23 15:33:40 GMT
    October must be a good time for vacations, because I'm back for vacay relief on Sunrise a few days this week. I'll be in for the pun-tastic Dan Katz again tomorrow before heading back to my regular shift.More >>
    October must be a good time for vacations, because I'm back for vacay relief on Sunrise a few days this week. I'll be in for the pun-tastic Dan Katz again tomorrow before heading back to my regular shift.More >>
  • Babies galore & farewell Katie!

    Babies galore & farewell Katie!

    Friday, October 19 2012 9:36 PM EDT2012-10-20 01:36:06 GMT
    It's currently 7:40pm on Friday. I'm sitting here trying not to get annoyed as my computer refuses to re-size a picture for this blog post. After about 10 attempts, I'm starting to lose my sanity!!!More >>
    It's currently 7:40pm on Friday. I'm sitting here trying not to get annoyed as my computer refuses to re-size a picture for this blog post. After about 10 attempts, I'm starting to lose my sanity!!!More >>
  • Team Lane

    Team Lane

    Thursday, October 18 2012 7:56 PM EDT2012-10-18 23:56:20 GMT
    Thoughts and prayers today are with several families dealing with the c-word: CANCER. The outpouring of support for the Lane Goodwin family in Beech Grove, KY, is absolutely amazing.More >>
    Thoughts and prayers today are with several families dealing with the c-word: CANCER. The outpouring of support for the Lane Goodwin family in Beech Grove, KY, is absolutely amazing.More >>
  • A hot date and bad hair day :)

    A hot date and bad hair day :)

    Thursday, October 18 2012 1:51 AM EDT2012-10-18 05:51:16 GMT
    Gotta make this entry quick! I've got a hot date tonight! (And don't take that the wrong way because my dining companion is fellow reporter, Allyson Kraemer. ) :) We are going to be cooking up someMore >>
    Gotta make this entry quick! I've got a hot date tonight! (And don't take that the wrong way because my dining companion is fellow reporter, Allyson Kraemer. ) :) We are going to be cooking up someMore >>
  • Lunch ladies rule!

    Lunch ladies rule!

    Tuesday, October 16 2012 10:36 PM EDT2012-10-17 02:36:55 GMT
    Well, here we are-- back to the normal swing of things today! I must say, I rather enjoyed working Sunrise-- yesterday, in particular. All the sleep I got over the weekend served me well through theMore >>
    Well, here we are-- back to the normal swing of things today! I must say, I rather enjoyed working Sunrise-- yesterday, in particular. All the sleep I got over the weekend served me well through theMore >>
  • A Hot Mess of a success...

    A Hot Mess of a success...

    Monday, October 15 2012 12:42 PM EDT2012-10-15 16:42:07 GMT
    Welcome back! Hope you had a restful weekend. I know I did, mostly because I went to bed at the same time a 3-year-old does every night. I guess this Sunrise stint did a number on me!! Saturday nightMore >>
    Welcome back! Hope you had a restful weekend. I know I did, mostly because I went to bed at the same time a 3-year-old does every night. I guess this Sunrise stint did a number on me!! Saturday nightMore >>
  • During the commercials

    During the commercials

    Saturday, October 13 2012 3:44 PM EDT2012-10-13 19:44:55 GMT
    Wowsers! Today has been a D-A-Y!!! I'm a little overdue to make my escape from the newsroom and start the weekend, but I refuse to mess with my streak of posting an entry every day! So, what's keepingMore >>
    Wowsers! Today has been a D-A-Y!!! I'm a little overdue to make my escape from the newsroom and start the weekend, but I refuse to mess with my streak of posting an entry every day! So, what's keepingMore >>
  • H20 problems

    H20 problems

    Wednesday, October 10 2012 7:02 PM EDT2012-10-10 23:02:58 GMT
    I feel bad for water customers in Lynnville. I'll just put that out there. One of my stories today was about a boil advisory that's been in effect in Lynnville for WEEKS! It's actually closing in onMore >>
    I feel bad for water customers in Lynnville. I'll just put that out there. One of my stories today was about a boil advisory that's been in effect in Lynnville for WEEKS! It's actually closing in onMore >>
  • One of those days...

    One of those days...

    Wednesday, October 10 2012 7:01 PM EDT2012-10-10 23:01:58 GMT
    Well, this is now my third time starting this same blog. Hopefully after a few lines I won't be deleting it like the others! I guess I'm having a little bit of writer's block today. It can't be goodMore >>
    Well, this is now my third time starting this same blog. Hopefully after a few lines I won't be deleting it like the others! I guess I'm having a little bit of writer's block today. It can't be goodMore >>
  • Mexican fiesta time!

    Mexican fiesta time!

    Monday, October 8 2012 3:47 PM EDT2012-10-08 19:47:50 GMT
    Well, here we are again. Monday already?!? Why is it that weekends always seem to rush by sooo quickly?! Probably because they are full of so many amazing things (you know, like sleeping in and watchingMore >>
    Well, here we are again. Monday already?!? Why is it that weekends always seem to rush by sooo quickly?! Probably because they are full of so many amazing things (you know, like sleeping in and watchingMore >>
  • $4,000 & my Fall Festival food tally!

    $4,000 & my Fall Festival food tally!

    Friday, October 5 2012 7:53 PM EDT2012-10-05 23:53:59 GMT
    More than $4,000!! That's how much money organizations with booths at the Fall Festival donated to the Harwood Booster Club today! Amazing! A fire at the HBC booth Monday night caused them to have toMore >>
    More than $4,000!! That's how much money organizations with booths at the Fall Festival donated to the Harwood Booster Club today! Amazing! A fire at the HBC booth Monday night caused them to have toMore >>
  • The return of the "Mystery Box"

    The return of the "Mystery Box"

    Friday, October 5 2012 9:15 AM EDT2012-10-05 13:15:10 GMT
    After that rush home last night, Law & Order wasn't even on! I forgot about this little thing called the Presidential debate. So, I watched that instead. The poor moderator had a bit of a hard timeMore >>
    After that rush home last night, Law & Order wasn't even on! I forgot about this little thing called the Presidential debate. So, I watched that instead. The poor moderator had a bit of a hard timeMore >>
  • "Shave it off! Shave it off!"

    "Shave it off! Shave it off!"

    Wednesday, October 3 2012 8:38 PM EDT2012-10-04 00:38:16 GMT
    Finally- sun at the Fall Festival! Yay! Good work, Chad! I got to sneak down there to grab lunch to go today, and as soon as this is posted I'm heading back to pick up dinner. Got to take advantageMore >>
    Finally- sun at the Fall Festival! Yay! Good work, Chad! I got to sneak down there to grab lunch to go today, and as soon as this is posted I'm heading back to pick up dinner. Got to take advantageMore >>
  • Helping Booth 99

    Helping Booth 99

    Tuesday, October 2 2012 8:55 PM EDT2012-10-03 00:55:33 GMT
    Another rainy day at the Fall Festival. What the heck!? Jeff Lyons, Chad Sewich and Byron Douglas—we need sunshine!! Where are you guys?! :) The good thing about the rain, from an attendee's perspective,More >>
    Another rainy day at the Fall Festival. What the heck!? Jeff Lyons, Chad Sewich and Byron Douglas—we need sunshine!! Where are you guys?! :) The good thing about the rain, from an attendee's perspective,More >>
  • Marching to victory... 55 years later

    Marching to victory... 55 years later

    Monday, October 1 2012 7:12 PM EDT2012-10-01 23:12:45 GMT
    Here we go again! Hope everyone had a pleasant enough return to work today. I'm a bit under the weather, so I spent a decent amount of time coughing and such. It's been going around the newsroom, soMore >>
    Here we go again! Hope everyone had a pleasant enough return to work today. I'm a bit under the weather, so I spent a decent amount of time coughing and such. It's been going around the newsroom, soMore >>
  • Bye, bye, Baby Dave!

    Bye, bye, Baby Dave!

    Friday, September 28 2012 11:36 PM EDT2012-09-29 03:36:26 GMT
    Whooh! I only have 20 minutes before our web guru Jeff leaves for the night, so I better type fast to make sure this gets on the website. I can't break my streak of not posting!!! I'm writing so lateMore >>
    Whooh! I only have 20 minutes before our web guru Jeff leaves for the night, so I better type fast to make sure this gets on the website. I can't break my streak of not posting!!! I'm writing so lateMore >>
  • Burning the Stars & Stripes

    Burning the Stars & Stripes

    Thursday, September 27 2012 7:50 PM EDT2012-09-27 23:50:12 GMT
    Well, here we are. One day closer to the weekend! And that means we are one day closer to the Fall Festival! The station is just around the corner from the Fall Fest, so I took a couple of picturesMore >>
    Well, here we are. One day closer to the weekend! And that means we are one day closer to the Fall Festival! The station is just around the corner from the Fall Fest, so I took a couple of picturesMore >>
  • My home away from home, Cap'N Crunch & budget hearings

    My home away from home, Cap'N Crunch & budget hearings

    Wednesday, September 26 2012 7:41 PM EDT2012-09-26 23:41:59 GMT
    Ok, take 2! I had a few paragraphs written and then… darkness! We lost power here at the station for a few seconds, thus shutting off my computer and my unsaved entry. Oh well. Here we go again. This,More >>
    Ok, take 2! I had a few paragraphs written and then… darkness! We lost power here at the station for a few seconds, thus shutting off my computer and my unsaved entry. Oh well. Here we go again. This,More >>
  • Inside a bank vault... and cocktail weenies

    Inside a bank vault... and cocktail weenies

    Tuesday, September 25 2012 9:21 PM EDT2012-09-26 01:21:50 GMT
    Wow! Usually we reporters at 14 cover two stories a day, but every now and then you get a day when you do a little coverage of a lot of things. Today was one of those days. Things startedMore >>
    Wow! Usually we reporters at 14 cover two stories a day, but every now and then you get a day when you do a little coverage of a lot of things. Today was one of those days. Things startedMore >>
  • The mayor's tie

    The mayor's tie

    Monday, September 24 2012 8:18 PM EDT2012-09-25 00:18:59 GMT
    Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend (I know I did)! What a beautiful day Saturday for Race for the Cure. We had fun wearing our homemade pink "Team 14" shirts. Aren't they pretty?! ForMore >>
    Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend (I know I did)! What a beautiful day Saturday for Race for the Cure. We had fun wearing our homemade pink "Team 14" shirts. Aren't they pretty?! ForMore >>
  • Survivor Story

    Survivor Story

    Friday, September 21 2012 7:26 PM EDT2012-09-21 23:26:50 GMT
    It's quitting time on Friday! Hooray! I'm about to leave work to go decorate some pink, glittery shirts for Race for the Cure with reporters Laura McNutt and Allyson Kraemer. Got to be all dolled upMore >>
    It's quitting time on Friday! Hooray! I'm about to leave work to go decorate some pink, glittery shirts for Race for the Cure with reporters Laura McNutt and Allyson Kraemer. Got to be all dolled upMore >>
  • Two awesome families

    Two awesome families

    Wednesday, September 19 2012 9:53 PM EDT2012-09-20 01:53:39 GMT
    Phew!  We're more than halfway through now.  That's a good thing because this week is wearing me OUT!  But in a very good way.  I've had the opportunity to interview and spend time with some pretty awesomeMore >>
    Phew!  We're more than halfway through now.  That's a good thing because this week is wearing me OUT!  But in a very good way.  I've had the opportunity to interview and spend time with some pretty awesomeMore >>
  • A day-changing email

    A day-changing email

    Tuesday, September 18 2012 9:28 PM EDT2012-09-19 01:28:47 GMT
    Wow, what a difference an email can make!  I was sitting here around 5:15pm writing up my blog, starting to wrap things up for the day, when we got an email from someone about a story.  It was somethingMore >>
    Wow, what a difference an email can make!  I was sitting here around 5:15pm writing up my blog, starting to wrap things up for the day, when we got an email from someone about a story.  It was somethingMore >>
  • A rainy Monday & a weekend of "firsts"

    A rainy Monday & a weekend of "firsts"

    Monday, September 17 2012 8:35 PM EDT2012-09-18 00:35:21 GMT
    Well, I'll tell it to you straight.  This is going to be a long entry, so I hope you've got a few minutes!  I guess I'm just feeling particularly long-winded on this rainy Monday:)  More on the weatherMore >>
    Well, I'll tell it to you straight.  This is going to be a long entry, so I hope you've got a few minutes!  I guess I'm just feeling particularly long-winded on this rainy Monday:)  More on the weatherMore >>
  • Soaking up the rays and shooting trash

    Soaking up the rays and shooting trash

    Friday, September 14 2012 9:24 AM EDT2012-09-14 13:24:15 GMT
    Today the blog made its debut on our 14 News facebook page!  Thanks for all those who "liked" it or left a message-- it's very much appreciated!  I've not done anything like this before, but so far, I'mMore >>
    Today the blog made its debut on our 14 News facebook page!  Thanks for all those who "liked" it or left a message-- it's very much appreciated!  I've not done anything like this before, but so far, I'mMore >>
  • Farewell to our editor extraordinaire!

    Farewell to our editor extraordinaire!

    Wednesday, November 7 2012 9:01 PM EST2012-11-08 02:01:51 GMT
    For a few minutes today, I thought I might be headed to Southern New Jersey! (Mom, don't worry—I'm not!) I actually suggested I go along with Red Cross volunteers leaving tomorrow morning to help withMore >>
    For a few minutes today, I thought I might be headed to Southern New Jersey! (Mom, don't worry—I'm not!) I actually suggested I go along with Red Cross volunteers leaving tomorrow morning to help with Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.More >>
  • Hurricane Sandy... & my hair stylist

    Hurricane Sandy... & my hair stylist

    Monday, October 29 2012 9:13 PM EDT2012-10-30 01:13:00 GMT
    Welcome back! Don't know about you, but I'm worn OUT today! Just ready to head home, grab some sweats and get swallowed up by the couch for a few hours:) Because I'm lacking a little motivation… I'mMore >>
    Welcome back! Don't know about you, but I'm worn OUT today! Just ready to head home, grab some sweats and get swallowed up by the couch for a few hours:) Because I'm lacking a little motivation… I'mMore >>
  • Biceps, Randy... and my shoes

    Biceps, Randy... and my shoes

    Thursday, September 13 2012 10:09 AM EDT2012-09-13 14:09:45 GMT
    Thursday morning I spent some time at Deaconess Gateway's Heart Hospital, speaking with several people involved with the group, Mended Hearts.   It's a national organization with hundreds of chapters allMore >>
    Thursday morning I spent some time at Deaconess Gateway's Heart Hospital, speaking with several people involved with the group, Mended Hearts.   It's a national organization with hundreds of chapters allMore >>
  • Welcome to the blog!

    Welcome to the blog!

    Thursday, August 30 2012 2:34 PM EDT2012-08-30 18:34:18 GMT
    Thanks so much for checking out this new blog on 14news.com!  As its title suggests, I'm going to be posting about all of the things that go into putting a story together—that don't end up on the news.More >>
    Thanks so much for checking out this new blog on 14news.com!  As its title suggests, I'm going to be posting about all of the things that go into putting a story together—that don't end up on the news.More >>
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