It’s after midnight. I am lying on my bed in a hotel not far from the station. I’m bushed. Long day.
Maybe, more importantly, an emotional day. That too is tiring.
The station itself is like a comfortable shoe. The newsroom is small and friendly. So many people here remind me of people I’ve worked with before.
If co-workers are any indication, it went well.
Janet Zappala anchored at 5, 6, 9 and 11. After tossing to weathercasts recorded in Vegas with no interplay, she was ready for a live body.
We didn’t need to set up what we were going to talk about. It usually takes time to establish that trust. We both knew right away the other would be up for nearly anything.
There is a tease with weather included at 9 and 11. I got to say it!
“Don’t go to sleep yet, there’s more KMIR News to come.”
It felt good.
I was also touched by the response of my Connecticut viewers via Facebook. It’s so strange to be gone and not forgotten. That doesn’t happen often.
(Thanks to Dee Wescott who lives here, but is from Connecticut. She shot the TV pics I’ve used.)