When you’ve been in the tv business as long as I have, you work with hundreds of people. I was thinking about some of the folks I’ve worked with in Florence, Anniston, Huntsville and Memphis. Some moved on to big time network gigs. Some got out of the business all together. Some are working where they worked 15 years ago.
One name that didn’t come to mind was mentioned by Joe Larkins this morning. “Do you remember Giovanna Drpic?” he asked.
I do remember Giovanna. We met first when she was working at WHNT in Huntsville and I was at WREG. We were both covering an incident involving a Greyhound bus in the days or weeks following 9/11. We talked on the scene about her applying for a job in Memphis.
She got the job and worked at 3 for a year or two before moving on to Orlando. I found out tonight she is working in New York at WWOR.
Now, here is what happens when you leave medium market tv for the big time. I’m not sure if the first photo comes from WREG or Orlando,but the second photo is from Giovanna’s bio from NY.
By the way, Giovanna, if you happen to find this post through Google: Congratulations on the big market gig. You look fantastic.