Archive for December, 2007

Traffic is a common factor…
December 23, 2007

…for Houston and Los Angeles. My trip to LA, of course, included plenty of it. So, I thought I would share some photos with you. I was snapping away at a few “good drivers” and a few “not-so-safe drivers.” I know that many of us have busy lives and need to get a lot done, but at the end of the day I think we all agree that driving with a cell phone in our hand is not smart. Please make the choice to use a hands-free device. In addition, I met up with some friends that you may recognize from the tv and music biz. You can check out Gnarls Barkley’s song here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbfhXyfbIfo&feature=related

Questions ?????????
December 20, 2007

I get so many questions via email from you guys that I thought I would answer a few here. Top five frequently asked questions and my responses:

What time do you get up for work? 2:48 am

Do you sign autographed headshots?  Yes.

Who responds to viewer email, you or someone writing for you? Although it may take a while, I personally reply to them.

Do you have a myspace page? No.

Lunch? Thank you, but they are respectfully declined.

Shorter emails get faster replies, too. I love hearing from you! So , keep the emails coming.

Christmas Spirit
December 19, 2007

Here is our morning show Director, Rusty, who we sometimes refer to on-air. He’s definitely in the Christmas spirit! I’m not sure who is more huggable.

KPRC’s Holiday Party 2007
December 11, 2007

So, you are probably dropping by to hear about the Holiday Party details. It all began last year when Anthony and I sat at the same round table with about 8 of our co-workers. We were talking about how nice the centerpieces were. Anthony noticed that from my point-of-view all I could see was the back side of the decor. So, he kindly proceeded to turn the cookie bouquet which was filled with tissue paper, as you can see in the first picture of the slideshow. You might have also noticed the candles surrounding the centerpiece. So, when Anthony turned the bouquet around, wwwhhufff; the tissue paper caught fire. We all jumped up and started pouring our drinks on a small fire that was about to get out-of-control. Luckily it didnt grow any larger or our sprinkler system might have turned on. Needless to say, this year’s holiday party included fire jokes. Anthony and I were banned from sitting together at the same table and tissue paper was nowhere to be found.
Way to cause a scene – YANEZ! 🙂

Now this is Edgar who seems to recall that I started the fire…well, he’s just picking on me.

Season 2 Give 2007
December 7, 2007

This holiday season, Finger Furniture teamed up with KPRC Local 2 for “Season 2 Give.” In addition, many of you came by our Channel 2 Studios, to drop a gift off as well. We sincerely thank you for your contribution and help. Our aim is to give back to the community, by providing children with toys or gifts to brighten up their holiday season.

December 9th, at Minute Maid Park, KPRC employess (myself included) assisted Santa in handing these presents out to children in the Houston area who are living in homeless shelters, foster care and other local community centers. The children were very anxious to talk with Santa and were estatic to open their bag of goodies. All you could hear was….”Oh, cool!” “Neat!” “Superman!” “A gift card to Fry’s-awesome!” “Oh, this is what I wanted!” “Mom, look!” and on and on and on. Parents and chaperones thanked us as we wished them a happy holiday season. Here are just a few of the pictures taken at the event. More to come…

MDA Gala
December 6, 2007

Friday, December 7th, I emceed an event that KPRC and I are proud to be a part of, The Gift of Time Gala. This gala, Gone Wild, was a benefit to help the Muscular Dystrophy Associaton Research Program. It featured dinner, a silent auction and guests contributed donations to sponsor research.

There was a Wild Kingdom Theme (Gone Wild) for this year’s event. “Jen, you are emceeing…how fitting,” adds one of my colleagues. I guess I will take that as something to celebrate. I did and needless to say, the evening was a delight. I met so many nice people like Annie and Renee from MDA. Shorty, Traci and Chad – the auctioneers. Firemen – Dennis and Richard. Willis, who rides the Katy and watches us in the mornings. The couple from Ketel One. Curtis – the photographer. Angela – former Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2004 and teacher. Jacob – an inspiration. And many others!