Creating this story was an adventure! I filmed it with my cell phone in four cities and two countries, just after the 5,500-mile-long border between them opened to citizens of both nations after a shutdown of almost two years. My quest was to determine the economic and personal impact of this once-in-history phenomena. To uncover the facts, I traveled through both countries in rain, wind, snow and sun! During the short time since my report aired, restrictions on both sides of the border have further changed with the rise and fall of Covid-19 variants, and differences of opinions concerning governmental regulations. My full story is on SpectrumLocalNews.com
This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.
As a TV journalist, my office can become a variety of places, like a municipal building, courtroom, restaurant, car, or even a picturesque trail. Often, I’m all over the landscape in the course of one day. In this behind-the-scenes video, you come along with me.
In this news story, I take viewers from Buffalo to Nigeria, where kids are learning pre-professional dance despite living in poverty and lacking resources. Although their dance floor is often a dirt road, nothing can dampen these students’ passion and the quality of their work. For more than a year, while many people have been physically separated from loved ones by the Covid-19 pandemic, a bond has been formed between Buffalo and Nigerian dancers. Creating this report reminded me of similar bonds I formed while growing up and dancing pre-professionally.
Fire, liquid nitrogen and ice cream…it’s all in this behind-the-scenes video on the making of a news story!
Here’s a candid, behind-the-scenes look at how TV news stories are created. To show you this, one of my friends filmed me while I was filming a story for Spectrum News.