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Leaving Local News: Is The Grass Greener?

One year ago, I made the biggest decisions of my life. I left local news. It wasn’t a long nagging feeling I debated in agony as some of you are experiencing. There were frustrations, yes. It was always a higher calling for me. I wanted to make a community better, smarter, safer, and engaged. It…

The Two-Faced Television Anchor and How She Can Help You

“I always had two faces,” she tells me as we banter about her new side hustle. Elizabeth Schrack, or Elizabeth Watts, as I knew her back in the day when we worked at FOX5 in Las Vegas together, always shined with natural beauty. Her personality was anything but two-faced. News reporters, anchors, meteorologist, and sports…

Mega Millions Mayhem: Do You Really Want to Win?

I’ll admit, I’ve never been one to chase a lottery jackpot. Sure, I’m not above buying a ticket if the jackpot was high and I happened to be in a convenience store. Perhaps it’s a life of anxiety and GenX traits that make me less likely and much more cynical about a winning ticket. Let’s…

Ignorance or Insult and Does It Matter?

I’ve got a thick skin and I’ve learned to stop saying “I’ve seen it all” because I’ve seen too much in my years working in local news. For a large part, I’m unhealthily immune to shocking stuff and while I experience all the normal emotions I have a coping mechanism that allows me to push…


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Hi, I’m always Jennifer and never Jen or Jenny. I’m a journalist, writer, communicator, leader, social media producer, analytical producer, investigator, customer service provider, digital content producer, and all-around innovative individual for decades in the past and to come.

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