Summer Updates

I’ve only been on summer break about two weeks, but has that made me a lazy student with no motivation? Well, maybe a little, but NO! I see this summer as an important time in my life. This fall I’ll be off to SF State and so busy with school I may not have the time to create the same amount of content. So, with that in mind, I’ve taken a new internship. Yes, I know, I should enjoy my summer. The thing is that I will if I’m in the newsroom!

Last week I was very excited to learn that I was selected for an internship with KRON 4 in San Francisco. When I went to the NAB conference in Las Vegas back in April the biggest piece of advice I got was to intern at multiple news organizations. Three different ones before I get out of school if possible. So, here I go on my second. I start tomorrow and I’m very interested to see the differences between KTVU and KRON. I’ve heard great things about KRON from professionals that I have talked to about this and I’m sure this summer is going to be a lot of fun.

Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 12.02.44 PMThe other cool bit of information I heard this morning was that my ‘What If?’ Etc. Magazine + IDTV story was mentioned and featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in an article with a similar theme. My Department Chair sent me the article in it’s entirety. Unfortunately you have to be a subscriber to read the full article.

The story was featured on their front page. I’m so happy to have my work published and featured in the Chronicle. It feels like I’m on my way to something really great. A BIG thank you to Nanette Asimov who included my work in her excellent article. I really appreciate the recognition.

XNM1W5YPTBThe summer is truly only a few weeks. In August I will begin my last two years of school. My orientation is next month and being the proactive person I am I already know all the classes I am going to take. I went out to the campus last week to take a look around and see where I’d be spending my time. The campus is just stunning – beautiful and green. I’m looking forward to the completion of my degree and my growth as a journalist over the next two years. GO GATORS!


My department at SF State.


Confessions of a KTVU Intern: Thank you!

4db43935179f66e4f47cb5fb61663e83The past semester has been extremely enriching and affirming experience about what I want to do with the rest of my life. I truly enjoyed every day that I came into the station. There were many stories that I got to work on that were very special for me.

This was my first internship that I’d ever had. While I’d worked professionally for many years previous it was great to be able to step back and observe how others get things done. I’m hoping to come back one day to KTVU for possibly a second internship, but we will have to see where the next two years take me.

Here are some photos from my last day in the newsroom. I miss it already!

IMG_1286Sunday Night News Team
Mark Tamayo, Ken Wayne, Me, Heather Holmes, Joe Fonzi.


KTVU Meteorologists Mark Tamayo & Bill Martin.


Reporter Eric Rasmussen & I.

IMG_1289Sports Reporter Fred Inglis & I.

IMG_1295Gasia Mikaelian, Frank Somerville & I.
A funny note: Frank is a really active guy. He works out in between shows and practices Krav Maga in his free time. On my last day I tried to grab him before he got his suit off, but he was too quick for me! He was nice enough to take this photo with me even though he wasn’t in his suit.