How I became a Weather Anchor (Part 1)

People ask me all the time how I became a Weather Anchor.  So I thought I'd share my experience, although, I think my journey is a little different than many.

For some reason, I had a lot of friends who happened to be news reporters & anchors.  They would always tell me that this was something I should get into, especially hosting or doing the weather.  It's something that I was interested in for a very long time, but I assumed I had to go back to college, and that did NOT sound exciting to me.  

With the nudging of my friends, I decided that it was time to follow my dreams and pursue a career in weather forecasting...even if it meant going back to school.  So I quit my high paying  job, started taking meteorology classes, & began an internship at a cable station.  I made a resume tape with the help of a couple of friends in the news business...which, by the way, was horrible!  SO extremely embarrassing!  I should post it one of these days for a good laugh!  lol!  

I told my boss at the internship that I was hoping to get a job within a couple of months.  He said I had moxy (I've heard that quite a bit!), but that it generally takes people about a year to get a job.   One YEAR?!?  Come on!  That's bananas!  I decided to reject his statement since I was not willing to wait that long.  I knew I had it in me to work hard and get a job much sooner.  It was October, and I was really hoping for a job by January.  He seemed to think it was cute that I was naive enough to think such a ridiculous thing was possible.  Um...ok...but I planned to make it happen.

A friend of mine was getting married in Hawaii, so I flew out there for the wedding.  Right before I left, I emailed all of the News Directors at the stations out there & asked if they'd meet with me.  They were all so gracious and met with me to give me feedback on my absurd resume tape.

Stay tuned for part 2 of "How I became a Weather Anchor"...