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Journalism to Blogging: Making the Switch?

They are among the most common questions I get… How did you go from journalism to blogging/content creation? What do you like better? Why did you leave TV news?

There are many parallels between journalism and blogging. In fact, I’ll explain shortly why journalists are well-equipped to make a career out of content creation. However, I want to start by saying this is not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison.…

How To Get Media Coverage & Why You Want It

Want to give your blog, brand, or business a lift? Earned media may be the answer! For more than a decade I fielded all kinds of media pitches—good, bad, and ugly. As a news anchor, part of my job was deciding who made the cut. We had businesses, city leaders, politicians, charities, animal shelters, brands, and bloggers jockeying for position. Each wanted a spot on our morning news program.…

News Anchor Outfits: The BEST of Amazon Dresses

Strike a pose? More like strike a bargain! Today’s quick post is all about rounding up the best of Amazon dresses. In particular, it focuses on highly recommended styles for news anchors/reporters. These bargain finds are all under $40 and offer classic workwear styling. The clean lines, flattering shapes, and screen-friendly colors will serve you well whether you work on-camera or off. And we’re just in time to score some added Cyber Monday discounts!…

Put ‘On the Spot’? How to Cope with Work Pressure

The leopard puns? Yes, I am going all out in this post—so brace yourself! But in all seriousness, these jokes lead us to an important topic: healthy ways to cope with work pressure. I was chatting with a friend the other day who felt “put on the spot” at work. They were suddenly thrust into a role they believed they were unprepared for.…

Public speaking anxiety: Get the ‘leg up’ on nerves

Sweaty palms, shaky knees, a slight tremble in your voice… Sound familiar? Want to get a leg up on your nerves? Public speaking anxiety is common and natural. In fact, even TV journalists and performers experience it. The first time I ever reported live, I felt like I was on a roller coaster. My heart was racing. What if I lose my train of thought?…

Learning to love where you live

Have you ever caught yourself saying “I hate it here” or “Why do I live here?”  Well, I’m going to let you in on a few secrets that could transform the way you look at your city. In fact, I might even be able to help you love where you live! Don’t believe me? Listen… I’ve been in your shoes. Sure, there’s a lot to adore about my city, but it took me awhile to see that.…

How to look better in your clothes: Four TV styling tricks

I’m a firm believer that when we look good, we feel good. A strong sense of personal style, a perfectly tailored dress or suit, even a killer pair of heels can empower us with confidence. We feel bold and assertive, ready to take on the world. But you don’t need to spend a lot—or anything for that matter—to capture those feelings. You just need a firm understanding of how clothing works on the body. …

How to deal with competition: Four key strategies

Looking over your shoulder is a good thing.

It’s rare to find someone who wants competition, but let’s be honest… we need it! Competition helps us grow, learn and evolve. Whether in life, athletics or the job market, rivals push us to hone our existing skills and develop those we lack. They drive us to look inward, dig deep and rise above challenges or setbacks.…