Christine Connolly left Memphis a few months ago and is now a working video journalist at KRON in San Francisco. I spoke to her a few days ago while she was on an assignment and she seems as cheerful as ever.
Most Memphis tv news viewers remember Christine as a dependable, consistently solid reporter for the station DOTR. I remember when she first walked through the doors and took the weekend reporter spot when I was anchoring weekends.
Christine and I got to be pretty good friends and I’ve spoken to her several times since I left the station. She even popped by for a couple of days here in Nashville last spring.
Christine and Bevan are engaged now planning their wedding for late this summer. Judging from the photo on Bevan’s website, the left coast agrees with them both.
Working as a one-man-band/video journalist isn’t for everyone and I honestly wondered whether Christine would be up to the challenge of lugging a camera around, driving herself to her stories, writing, then editing the stories without anyone else lifting a finger. Of course, I wondered the same thing about myself this time last year.
But Christine has the moxy and the self-start mentality to get ‘r done and do quite well. She was never a member of the “Brotherhood of Whiners”, seen and heard griping about every little thing and every little decision handed down by powers that be. Even on the dopiest stories she was assigned, she looked for the best way to tell the story in the little time she was given.
She’s enjoying her new role and I know as she gets more comfortable telling the stories in the vj style, she’ll love it as much as I do. I hope so. She’s also working with another former DOTR friend of mine, April Cummings who’s an anchor for KRON.
According to Bevan’s website, he’s been working for KPIX recently, whether that’s a full-time gig or not I don’t know. But he’s still working to do more films and San Fran is a fine place for that creativity.
I’d love to get out there this summer for the wedding and while I won’t rule it out now, getting the Tucker family all the way out to the west coast won’t be easy, or inexpensive.
That reminds me too, I still need to purchase my copy of “Divine Manipulation of the Threads”.