+1 Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest?
Facebook – I love being a Facebook stalker and keeping tabs on everyone else’s life. It allows me to stay connected, albeit in a very shallow way. Though sometimes I am surprised at how much information people put out there.
+2 What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
My first job at the age of 14 was a telemarketer. I can’t even remember what I was supposed to sell but I was too excited about the possibility of making my own spending money to really think about the job. All I remember is the thick clouds of cigarette smoke permeating the room. I would go home reeking of smoke. That was back in the day when smoking was allowed in the workplace! I think that just makes me sound really old.
+3 Not including your own show, what else do you watch?
Is it ironic for a TV reporter to avoid watching TV? The one show I faithfully PVR is the Amazing Race.
+4 What’s your guilty indulgence?
It’s an indulgence…I try not to feel guilty! My long list includes dark chocolate (preferably sea salt caramel), pedicures, camera gear, cashmere anything.
+5 Looking back, of which moment in your career are you most proud and why?
In 2010, I met an amazing little girl named Grace who needed a new kidney, which her father was going to donate to her. The family allowed me to follow them through the entire process, including the surgeries and the recovery. As part of a five part series I put together on organ donation and transplant, Grace’s story won an RTNDA award. On the night I went to accept the award in May 2011, my newborn daughter Addison was in BC Children’s Hospital recovering from a heart transplant. Grace’s family was so supportive through our entire transplant journey and have now become good friends. I call it serendipity.