2. I once got in trouble with the post office for putting dog-sitting flyers in nearly every mailbox in my town. The postmaster called my house to say this was a federal offense and I needed to pay .25 for each one. Thankfully Mom talked him out of that.
3. My first date when I was 14 was with my husband. As my mom says, "When you strike gold, stop digging."
4. In second grade (Desert Storm) I wrote President Bush to let him know my thoughts on war. He (I like to think it was he) wrote back with a photo and letter. I memorized the letter and showed it off everywhere. The last line: “Youth is no barrier to great achievement.”
5. Before coming to News Channel 8, I worked as a Public Information Officer on board the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown at Patriots Point near Charleston, SC. My office was actually on the ship, which was quite cool!
6. I have a self-rule to never buy anything at full-retail price. Good deals are fun and I like to feel like I'm winning!
7. I love funny-looking dogs and always have. I’m a big believer in pet therapy and love that with a pet you've always got someone on your side.
8. Part of the thrill of news reporting died when my friend who I called “Scanner Billy” died a few years back. As eerie as it sounds, he kept a tally of how many shootings, murders and fires he “gave” me. I miss his 2am calls of “I’m sorry to wake you, but this one’s big.” He talked to me on the phone my entire drive to a middle-of-the-night story and told me where to turn, park and who to talk to when I arrived. He was so proud when his story made top story and no other station got it. You never realize how much you love something til it’s gone.
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