I can't believe that summer is almost over and the kids are all back to school!
Jessica didn't have much of a summer length-wise since schools got out near the end of June. I'll tell you though she made the most of her time off with:
- trips with camping with her mom.
- a mini vacay to Oregon with Kyle and his brother and sister in law.
- Bruno Mars with Kyle and his mom.
- and to wrap up the summer we took her to Silverwood in Idaho just last weekend and spent some time with my parents in Spokane.
Here's a little update on what's going on.
After a few months away from TV, KIRO 7 called in April. The News Director asked if I'd be interested in trying something new - Team Traffic.
I agreed to work for them as a freelance reporter. Over the course of a couple of weeks, I was taught VOSOT, VO, SOTVO, and all sorts of TV slang. Language that I was NEVER given the opportunity to learn before.
So honored that people that I've looked up to and respected spent THEIR time teaching me. Never dreamed that I would be given a chance to learn anything but traffic.
For most of my career, I was told I'd "only be a traffic reporter." Proud to say I've now through the opportunities given me at KIRO had a taste of general assignment reporting. This training has helped me be a better storyteller.
As you've seen (or if you haven't) I've now accepted a permanent position with KIRO 7 as a traffic anchor/reporter. Real-time Team Traffic is now every morning on KIRO 7 from 4:30 AM to 7:00 AM.
The past few months I've also been working as a fill-in when needed on the Ron and Don Show at KIRO Radio 97.3. They have recently made a few changes. Candy has moved into the producer role for the show. Pete and Bryan have given me a chance to come back to my radio roots - I'll be working on a permanent basis every afternoon from 3-7 with the guys bringing traffic for your commute home!
You can follow my new work Twitter account at: @TracyTKIRO7.
I'm ecstatic where this road has lead. To be honest, I never thought this would happen.
Thank you all for the love and support over all the years, I wouldn't be where I am and where I continue to go without each one of you. I can't put into words how much I appreciate you.
Again, Thank you!