Golden Retriever kicking cancer’s tail

I knew. She’s been my girl since she was 12 weeks old. She’s survived it twice. I could see it in her eyes and feel it in her presence. I knew the darkness was back. Tubular adenocarcinoma of the kidney. DAMNIT. At 12 years old, my Emmydog has already outlived the statistics. Beating mast cell cancer … Continue reading

How the crazy #NBCtoWRAL peacock idea came to life…

How the crazy #NBCtoWRAL peacock idea came to life…

It all started in my boss’ office when he told me WRAL was dropping CBS to become an NBC affiliate. Wait..what? I admit, I needed a minute. I mean, we’re the #1 CBS affiliate in the top 25 markets. We’re doing what?  He explained why we were dropping CBS and choosing a new partner, NBC. Then, … Continue reading

Behind-the-scenes promo shoot: Who Is WRAL?

A :60 brand image promo conceptualized, written, blocked, shot and edited in 14 hours by a four person team at WRAL Creative. After 27 years at WRAL, the CBS affiliate in Raleigh, NC, I bleed PMS 279 blue. I grew up watching this station in the Charlie Gaddy era. I know its soul and am … Continue reading

Life Lessons from a Pit Bull

Pit bulls are the poster children for discrimination. They’re mean. They’ll rip your face off. They’re fighters.  Two months ago, we adopted Lola, an American Staffordshire Bull Terrior, otherwise known as a Blue Staffy Bull. Judgment started when we started telling our family and friends we were considering adopting a “pit bull.” What? Why in the … Continue reading

10 Favorite Gluten Free Products

A “bad stomach” was one of the most memorable things in my childhood. I’ve been tested for celiac and while I don’t have it, I so obviously feel better when I don’t eat it. Changing my diet changed my life. It’s not as hard as it used to be to go gluten free. Here are 10 … Continue reading