When I was growing up in Lynn I wanted to be one of three things:
- a pitcher for the Red Sox;
- lead guitarist for a major late '70's rock band (except Rush, I never liked them);
-or, a wise-cracking guy on a morning radio show.
As with most childhood career dreams, things didn't really work out with the Sox or the rock star thing. However, after getting a Master's Degree and working as a clinical social worker for 15-years, it was time for a change and my lovely (and extremely tolerant) wife Jean said I ought to go for the radio thing. So off to Broadcasting School, an internship, and a job that paid little but got me in the door. Now three years and a couple of newsguy jobs later...here I am.
Jean and I have been married for 25 years and have two great kids Sam (19) and Jake (17). When they're not watching me sleep in my chair in front of the TV, they play baseball and hockey all while making great grades in school (must be due to their mom).
We're also the proud people of Frank the Wonderdog.
He's a mutt we picked up at the Sterling Shelter http://www.sterlingshelter.org/. He's a great dog who happens to think he's human. I don't really mind though except when he smokes in the house, or drinks my beer without replacing it.
And now we have Otis, the Boston Terrier who thinks he's a bull mastiff.
He's a great little guy who spends most of his time antagonizing Frank, eating, and sleeping. Sometimes he forgets himself and he allows Frank to share his sunbeam.
I am a product of the 80’s, love music from the 90’s, and when I Googled the day I was born I found out nothing happened!
I’m the oldest of 5 and come from a big loud Italian family. I was born and raised in New England, where I spent the first half of my life in Vermont and later moved to New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Florida.
I have always been interested in media and the arts and since sleep is overrated, I perused morning radio and have been working mornings since 1996 in different parts of the country. In 2008, I married my 8th grade crush David, who I reconnected with after 20 years and we fell in love!
I’m obsessed with everything entertainment and social media (if Miley’s twerking I’m telling you about it!) I’m a sucker for Lifetime Movies, (which makes my husband nervous) any practical jokes show, cooking show, 90210 rerun or a Rocky movie marathon. I also enjoy cooking; decorating, entertaining, spending time with my crazy nephews who nicknamed me “Chewy” and I’ll never turn down a day at the spa!
I’m thrilled to be part of the WSRS morning show and look forward to spending our mornings together.
One of the most annoying songs of 2013 is featured in a cool Christmas light display -
Check It Out HERE!
Check Out These Funny Pics Of A Dog Balancing "Stuff" On His Head!
'Tis the season for getting together with your coworkers and trying to avoid awkward situations. Here are some tips to help you have fun AND keep your job.
DO GO to the Christmas party if you can, most bosses do a mental check of who did and who didn’t attend.
DO BE inclusive of those who may not be good in social situations – use it as a time to get to know people you do not know very well.
DO KEEP the drinks to a minimum because colleges have LONG memories. Don’t twerk on the dance floor, half in the wrapper!
DON’T USE the office party as an excuse to list a backlog complaints and keep the business talk to a minimum – it’s a party after all!
DON’T POST a zillion pics of the office party on your social media accounts – people may not want their picture everywhere.
DON’T BE the last to leave, no matter how good a time you are having – it’s better to leave before the night gets to crazy.
You have to give them credit, the Kardashians know how to get attention. Their Christmas card is, um, unusual? Check it out.
Folks in Bismark ND got a treat last week when Ron Burgandy stopped by their local news station and co-anchored the evening news. Click here to watch him keep it classy.