My first-grade teacher said that I probably wouldn’t be able to graduate from high school because of my dyslexia. I was furious and vowed to prove her wrong. It was a long, hard, road from there to graduation, with honors, from my dream school, Vanderbilt University. Looking back, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Putting in all that work helped me overcome my disability and prepared me to become a news reporter and anchor. I firmly believe that any parents who are cheating to get their children into college are not only doing something illegal, they’re doing their children a disservice. Hard work directed toward a worthy goal strengthens us and gives us self-esteem. None of that can be bought with bribes.
Cheyenne, home to snowy winters, is also home to a tropical oasis. Here’s one of my news stories about the Botanic Gardens, and how it makes our city beautiful with help from volunteers.
Here’s what we do at CBS NewsChannel 5 when we’re caught in a snowstorm, and then our station gets a power hit that knocks out all of our teleprompters just two minutes before the show!
Here’s how I did four jobs in one day for CBS NewsChannel 5 in order to bring viewers the story of a Cheyenne Family who promoted adoption by throwing Wyoming’s largest Chinese New Year celebration!
Some stories are difficult to tell as a TV Reporter. This was one of them. It is a story that is played out every day in an elementary school. The emotional and physical damage suffered by our children, their loved ones, and society because of bullying should not be endured. Witness both sides of this story, and decide what you believe.