My day begins at 9 a.m. sharp with the morning editorial meeting.
Reporters, producers and assignment editors update everyone on the day's news and toss around story ideas.
I've been assigned a story on a fatal road rage case. More on that in a moment....
I begin taking notes immediately before making the calls to set up my story.
Before every story, I fill the photographer in on what the story is about and what elements we need to shoot.
Interviews with the key players of an incident are the most critical element.
Today's assignment takes me north to West Palm Beach
I am speaking to the wife of a man who opened fire on a motorist following a road rage incident.
Lunchtime! Today's choice? Chick-Fil-A
Back to work--- this is the road rage crime scene in Pompano Beach.
Friends & family of the victim have left flowers to remember their loved one.
As we're shooting, friends show up to the crime scene for one last look.
Logging our interviews and writing the story is another crucial part of the day.
While on location, all of our editing is done inside of our Local 10 live truck.
Photographer Bob Palombo rolls the cable for the perfect shot before he edits the story.
Once the story is edited, it is beamed back to our Local 10 headquarters with the help of the large antenna on top of the truck.
It's almost 6 p.m. and time for the show.
Bob Palombo and I wait for our cue to deliver the story we've been working on all day.
I can hear the show and the producers through a wire that I place in my right ear.
And almost like magic, it all comes together smoothly.
Live television can be thrilling, yet fun.
Now it's back to the truck to load up all of the equipment.
Fighting the evening rush hour is a nightly battle.
After 10 hours of deadlines, writing and talking -- my day is officially done.
Sometimes the sun has already set by the time I arrive home.
My dog Roscoe is usually excited to see me walk through the door.
But I'm sure it's only because he realizes it's feeding time.
These days, a quick walk with Roscoe around the neighborhood usually doubles as my exercise.
I'm getting hungry.
I'm no chef but tasty and quick meals are often on tap.
Time to eat.
Tonight's creation? Salmon, broccoli & mashed potatoes.
After dinner, I usually check to see which of my favorite shows are on TV.
Then I realize I have to prepare for the next day. Here, I'm matching shirt/tie combinations.
I set my alarm clock and brush my teeth before I forget.
Quick conversations with family members is how I end most of my nights until I fall asleep.
South Beach is expecting a record crowd by most estimates over the holiday weekend, and it seems the measures in place to keep the party in check have paid off.
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