This past month I started a new “job” of sorts, I am the social media anchor of a local news show. It films live in their studio every Thursday night. It can be watched on fios or on cablevision if you live in Larchmont, Mamaroneck or Rye Neck. Apparently you can watch it streaming on your computer and, of course, I have no idea how to tell my mom in NYC to do that!
I am getting a kick out of being involved in what I have been referring to as a real community news show, that very few people can watch, including, my own community. According to my daughters, nobody IS watching it. Well, anyway…ya gotta start somewhere.
So I show up for my second time doing the anchor “job” with my freshly blow-dried hair (from Indulgence blow dry bar) and wearing my new anchor outfit. As I walk into the studio, there’s a man standing there who looks very familiar, and I stop short. I said to him, “What are you doing here? You’re a real news person!” I then say, nice to meet you and he tells me he knows me and we’ve met before. I have never met him in my life, so with that I am so flustered that I drop my glasses on the floor. I said,” I see you every morning on TV before the Today Show.” The newsman was Michael Gargiulo and he is friendly with the woman who anchors the community news show. I guess they live in the same town?
The next morning Michael tweeted a picture of our news set and said how great it was helping us out. The show Producer has a picture of us and doesn’t seem to want to give up, otherwise I’d post it!
Needless to say, my career at the local news show flashed before eyes. The next day I was told by the news producer that after we were visited by a professional, the recommendation has been that only one news anchor be in the frame during the roundtable discussion. So now I’m only in the intro and when I’m reading a question to the roundtable!
Ah…the price of fame.