TV NEWS IS CHANGING LIKE NEVER BEFORE. TIME TO DELIVER LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
You have to be passionate about TV news to succeed in it. It’s the kind of business where you are “on the clock” around the clock. Focus, perseverance, versatility and flexibility are key. Those who constantly seek out new ways to “up their game,” who put in the extra effort daily, and who recognize opportunity to grow in even the smallest assignments or projects are those who rise above. Anything less than a 110% is not an option.
With a three decade (plus) award-winning TV news career (and still at it on a fun freelance basis) which includes mostly anchoring and reporting, but also weather, traffic, producing and assignment editing in a variety of market sizes, one thing I’ve learned for sure is the true payoff comes with knowing how to do the job right. That means knowing which tools to use, how and when—from your inflection, your way with people, and journalistic intuition, to the latest technology. While the demand for product, or news quantity is skyrocketing, it’s no reason to let quality suffer. In fact, newsrooms as a whole and team members individually have even more reason to be set on delivering only the best. How do you do that? You recognize and capitalize on your strengths. Sounds easy, but in a business that can feel very personal, it’s not. That’s why sometimes even the smallest guidance in recognizing your potential, on both the individual and team levels, can make a world of difference. My training proves successful client after client because it’s based on bringing out the best in what they have to offer, helping them feature their gifts and hone their skills to develop the confidence and fan the kind of passion that can take them to the next level. The results are real. The reward is priceless.