Gawsh, I love kids.
It is a News 3 tradition to bring the kiddos to the studio for trick or treating. They are such a hoot! Plus, I really love seeing Mark and Susan in costume. They are such good sports!
#TBT to my general assignment reporting days, working with my (now) husband, Jim
Our coverage on a Nixa tornado received a regional Emmy but we were just thankful everyone survived the storm.
There are few stories more adrenaline-inducing than covering breaking weather. We would often go into wall-to-wall coverage for tornado outbreaks. The best scenario would be to have no injuries, but often we'd see injuries and real destruction.
One thing I learned from covering so many tornadoes -- keep multiple digital copies of your favorite pictures. They can never be replaced.
This is one of the liveshots we did that day. This is from the noon newscast. My husband had to use 3 spools of cable to get us from the bottom of the basement to the top floor of the house. People in the news will recognize what an effort that is! I was still pretty green in this liveshot, too.
Perhaps one of Elizabeth Dahl's best charms is that she can make an entire city crave a dessert it never imagined possible. -- Madison Magazine, November
I recently had the chance to sit down with Elizabeth for a Madison Magazine interview. It's no exaggeration to say I listened to her in awe as she spoke about her experiences as a pastry chef in Chicago's finest restaurants. She is humble, intelligent, artistic and charming. She was also a few weeks from giving birth, so I appreciate her patience and time!
This is what Koats For Kids is all about.
We are so fortunate to live in a community that's ready and willing to serve and help each other. WISC helped collect several thousands coats, had them cleaned at Klinke Cleaners and then recently started distributing them.
Thanks to the Community Action Coalition for all their help passing out the winter gear. I love this effort because it really does make a difference. And we had a blast meeting people!
If you still need a coat, head to the CAC at 1717 N. Stoughton Road. You can register on site. Distribution dates are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until October 30th.
Have you guys had a chance to check out The M List this year? (The M stands for Madison Magazine)
We had a chance to interview Madison Magazine's editor Brennan Nardi on Live at 5 to talk about the list. This year, it's the who's who of food entrepreneurs and innovators.
If you're familiar to Madison, it's really a great city that overall, wants to know where their food comes from. We have so many great local farmers and producers, and The M List features those awesome folks making our community a better place to live.
Read the full list of winners
One thing that's really cool? The M List has really become a buzz because of the cool awards. This year it was a handmade cast-iron skillet. And as you can see, some folks have already put them to good use!
Wausau is really beautiful!
I got the chance to hang with two former colleagues this past weekend! Jen Ayres and I visited Jess Laszewski in Wausau to see her new station. This is Jess' first news director job... we are so proud of her!
Jess and Jen are two of my favorite people. Jen was my 6 p.m. producer and the social media editor at WISC and Jess worked as our executive producer. We collaborated on so much social, and I miss their insight and passion!
If you get a chance to go to Wausau, here are things I'd suggest:
GRAPHIC: One man in Florida says he was eating at a Golden Corral when he bit into something extra crispy in his chili. He thought it may have been a burnt bean. Nope.
Thanks to @SPJMadison for hosting a great training session for journalists and students. I subbed for Jessica Arp on a social media panel and I had such a nice time sharing experiences and learning new tools.
Check out the panelists and follow them on social!
- Jeff Bollier, Oshkosh Northwestern reporter
- Nick Heynen, Capital Newspapers social media coordinator
- Jessie Opoien, The Capital Times political reporter
- Nick Penzenstadler, Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team
- Joel Christopher, Gannett Wisconsin Digital Editor
- Lauren Fuhrmann, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (moderator and picture taker)
My fave tools? Google+ and YouTube, Bambuser
Also, I'm really proud of some of the social media work we do at Channel 3, which just got nominated for a regional EMMY.
Have you buys been to the Hazelnut Cafe? I spent a morning there with Channel 3000 editor Hannah McClung for a Madison Magazine article. Look at the pics and drool!
Special thanks to owner Matt Heindl for letting us hang out!