Today marks my first anniversary at FoxCT. It doesn’t seem that long. Time flies when you’re having fun… and as you get older.
That first day here I came to work with a batch of cookies from Helaine. Her idea. Great idea. The way to a co-worker’s heart is through his/her stomach! It’s tough to start on the wrong foot if you meet someone cookie in hand.
From a professional and creative standpoint it’s been a very good move. I didn’t know stations like this still exist! I can guarantee there aren’t many. There’s been too much retrenching in TV news. There has been too much slashing.
No business has all the people they need or all the equipment. We come very close.
I still meet people who say they miss me. They say they used to watch me. That makes me sad. Old habits die hard.
One-by-one we’re convincing people to watch us. There have surely been shifts in the past year. We’re not done.
I wouldn’t ask you to watch if I wasn’t proud of what we do–proud in the abstract and proud compared to the other choices.
I could have packed it in after my personal ‘nightmare on Elm Street.’ Helaine said, “you still have too much TV in you.”
Indeed I do.
I’ve said this around a million times, but I’ll say it once more right now. I owe this job to you!
I was not hired based on my talent, though I’d like to think I have some. I was hired because my bosses hoped I’d bring you along. I am valuable because of you.