I ALWAYS KNEW I HAD A FACE FOR RADIO! 😜
Who says ladies only have talent when you can see us, or that we cannot discuss serious topics? Well I just stomped all over that misconception as I had the HONOR of visiting and RECORDING MY VERY OWN NEWSCAST AT CBS RADIO’S AWARD-WINNING 1010 WINS THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL NEWS RADIO STATION IN THE COUNTRY! As the world famous slogan heard before every newscast states, “All news radio, all the time… you give us 22 minutes- we give you the world.” I GREW UP listening to 1010 WINS as I have fond memories of listening to the news during morning drives to school with my father, and it was always a wonderful way to start my day.
My day started at 6am, as I arrived at the famous CBS Radio offices to record the news at 1010 WINS. 1010 WINS is the first and most prestigious all-news radio station in the United States, in a #1 major market with an audience of over 2.5 MILLION LISTENERS! I was coached by none other than the one of the most beloved radio personalities of all time, and the golden voice of 1010 WINS, the lovely Brigitte Quinn. Brigitte Quinn has worked in broadcasting for more than thirty years, and was a television anchor at the Fox News Channel, MSNBC and NBC. She continues to be an in-demand voice delivering the fast-paced informational style of news radio while still managing to be soothing to the ears for her countless listeners at even the earliest hours of the morning. Much like a cup of hot coffee, Brigitte Quinn and the 1010 WINS “Morning Drive” are part of the morning ritual for millions, as they depend on it for their news. To record at such an icon of broadcast and learn precious gems from a legend like the morning voice of 1010 WINS herself Brigitte Quinn, was simply a DREAM COME TRUE!
I began my incredible day as a major market newscaster admittedly anxiously, as this is the “big leagues” a #1 market station and the most respected radio station in America, but the amazing team at 1010 WINS was so wonderful to me. It was stressful to say the least but I’m SO PROUD OF MYSELF for learning so much and for an awesome newscast! We can do anything we set our minds to as ladies, and this proves that we DON’T need to rely on our looks- after all, there’s no pretty face to hide behind in news radio! I have always dreamt big, and this was no different so I went for the top- I sincerely hope you all love it. Thank you to everyone at 1010 WINS, CBS RADIO, Ivan Lee, Brigitte Quinn, David Plotkin and all who were part of my extra special day at 1010 WINS. I DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE! THANK YOU 1010 WINS for this incredible opportunity to learn from the best and show off another talent of mine, which is serious hard-hitting news journalism! THANK YOU 1010 WINS, YOU’RE THE CREAM OF THE CROP IN RADIO AND IT WAS MAGNANIMOUS TO LEARN FROM THE TOP!
CLICK TO LISTEN, IT’S FAFA THE REPORTER! A special treat, a clip of my VERY OWN NEWSCAST from “The Morning Drive” at 1010 WINS NEWS RADIO! LIVE AND DONE ALL IN ONE TAKE, NO BREAKS AND COLD READ! I recited from a TelePrompTer and I was not given any rehearsal time, EVERYTHING HAPPENED IN REAL TIME! 1010 WINS is the first and most prestigious all-news radio station in the United States, in a #1 major market with an audience of over 2.5 MILLION LISTENERS! Thank you to everyone at 1010 WINS, CBS RADIO, Ivan Lee, Brigitte Quinn, David Plotkin and everyone who was part of my extra special day at 1010 WINS. **PLEASE NOTE: ALL RECORDINGS ARE COPYRIGHT OF CBS NETWORKS AND CBS NEWS RADIO*****