Grab the Coffee! I’m an AM Newser!

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Hello there! It’s time for another update in my news journey. You’re looking at a recently minted #amnewser. This perpetual night-owl (seriously, I’ve been a night owl my entire life) has now joined the ranks of morning television. When I first started working at my station, I started on our night shows. My work day began at 2:30 p.m. and finished at 11:30 p.m. (give or take breaking news). I was lucky I was such a night person because adjusting to that schedule took no time at all. I had a blast working on our night shows, primarily because I was working with a fantastic group of people. Not only did I love our evening broadcasts, but my co-workers were great people. My nightside and weekend warriors definitely made every day something new and interesting.

Recently, I was given the opportunity to move to our morning shows, and I jumped at that chance. Now I’m working with a totally new (but equally fantastic) group of people. As an assignment editor, my job is made exponentially easier when I’m working with top-notch crews, and I refer to both my nightside and morning co-workers as “The A Team.”

So, I’ve joined the ranks of AM Newsers, and set my alarm for 3:00 a.m. Not much about my job has changed except for the fact that I make a pot of coffee at four in the morning before I leave for work. Working early mornings and days provides a new set of challenges and experiences, but as I said before I’m still working with the A Team — different people, same fantastic caliber of work.

Perhaps one of the funniest aspects of moving to mornings has been discovering the good-natured humor of AM Newsers. There’s so many unique challenges to morning news that searching #amnewsers on Twitter is an exercise in hilarity and an ode to the wonders of coffee. It’s so early when we start our days, we have to laugh about it, right?

I’m only a few weeks in, so there’s so much more to learn, but I’m so excited for all the new experiences and challenges that come my way (the least of which is finding quick, healthy and on-the-go breakfast foods)! But here’s to my next chapter of news!