How about some photos for the road?
I took the one below to show you what we see from the anchor chair: 3 cameras with teleprompters and tv monitors. When I started at KGW in 1985, people ran the studio cameras. Robots do the job now.
One of my favorite producers, Scott Collins
Director Chris Pausz and I both started working at KGW in 1985. We were children:)
Meteorologist Ron Pedersen, who fills in regularly at KGW, worked with me at a TV station in Bend many years ago. That was my first job in television
with KGW Up-and-Comer Katherine Cook
NOW FOR SOME GOODBYE PARTY SHOTS...
with KGW News Photographer Brian Robertson, the one who suggested I interview the "I like Turtles" boy (Jonathon Ware- a great kid, by the way) Little did we know that random interview would become an internet sensation.
A GOODBYE PARTY WITH THE WEEKEND CREW (We are a fun and subversive group.)
Joe Becker makes the most delicious chili-cheese dip. Seriously!
My dear friend and long-time producer Nancy Vardanega lovingly grills the hot dogs for our weekend potlucks, which we affectionately call "Hot Diggedy Dog Days."
Editor Emily Albrechtsen dug out embarrassing old video clips from the KGW archives and put together a couple of goodbye montages for my last newscasts.
Click here to watch the Goodby Video Montage she edited.
Here my husband and 3 daughters watch one of the pieces Emily produced. They are startled by my startling outfits from eras past. Such as....
What WAS I thinking?
I took this shot to give you a better view of our robotic cameras. On occasion, they will crash into each other. It's hard not to laugh when this happens.
My daughters on the set on my last night at KGW. Sort of a final "take-your-daughter-to-work" day
My friend and now former co-anchor, Amy Troy
Many thanks to all. I will not forget you.
All the Best,