Stephanie Stricklen

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by Stephanie Stricklen

Posted on June 11, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:42 PM

No health stuff today! I'm anchoring the full am and noon news, so I've been busy with that. And I'm out of town for the next few days.. so I'll be back blogging mid next week. In the meantime.. let me solve the puzzle of what was wrong with that picture I showed you.


Yeah, that's one of our engineers Dave bending down to fix a printer after he just got done crawling under the newsdesk WHILE WE WERE ANCHORING!! There's no two ways about it... we must have a working printer and a working computer on the desk at that hour because so much changes at that time in the morning. I mean, it's not uncommon for the entire a-block (the first part of the newscast before the commercial) to get completely reshuffled while we're in the show (because of many reasons.. maybe neither of our live trucks can get a signal up in time.. or maybe we are forced to use a backup weather option because there are issues there.. or some video didn't get cut because there wasn't enough time). That 4:30 show is unique simply because of the time it starts.

So, Dave got caught on live TV trying to make sure we had our tools in proper working order. Thanks, Dave! And now you know that when you watch at 4:30 it's possible someone is crawling around under the anchor desk trying to make sure we're ready to go.


Ps. To the sweet older woman who keeps calling and not leaving her name (or anyone who might know who she is)... I will not be going back to my old librarian hairstyle (the pinned up one). Respectfully I must tell you that I don't care if it's "more sensible" and more "old-fashioned" and you preferred it. For now, I like this style. And in two years I will probably like something dramatically different. And two years after that.. same thing. That's how I roll. Which I know is neither a sensible, nor old-fashioned way of putting it. But, true. Very true.

See you next week!!!