Posts Tagged ‘2013’

Merry Christmas 2013 Family Photos

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! (Photos by Gayle Tiller )

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Reston Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

I am so excited to be part of one of my favorite holiday events of the season. On Black Friday November 29th at the Reston Town Center the wonderful Holiday Parade kicks off at 11AM. Macy’s-style balloons, musicians and marching bands, dancers, antique cars, community groups, and more make up this one-of-a-kind, one-hour procession welcoming the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus for the season. This year’s theme is “Destination: Reston“.

Then at 6PM is the annual Christmas Tree lighting. Santa and Mrs. Claus roll in to light to tree. I’m honored to emcee this years lighting. My colleague Doug Kammerer will be on site doing his weather reports live for NBC Washington too!

Bundle up and join us for an unforgettable way to start off this holiday season! If you’re out there.. say hi!

Wonderful floats!

Walk for the Animals!

Here’s a wonderful effort to support! The Washington Humane Society is behind the DC Walk for the Animals & Pet-A-Palooza. 100% of the proceeds stay in the DC area to help fund Washington Humane Society programs and services such as: local adoption programs, spay/neuter, Humane Law Enforcement, Humane Education, and behavior and training classes.

My friend Sumita has been a loyal supporter! You can donate by visiting this page!


AAJA 2013

It’s the time of year I look forward to always– AAJA or the Asian American Journalist Association conference. This year it was in the Big Apple. A quick train up to the city and I was reunited with some of my great friends in the industry! I also had the chance to attend some very informative panels. It’s a great place to network and learn new ways to make your work better.

With Betty NguyenPanel on covering Asian American issues and immigration- standing room!

Richard Lui and Ko Im

Hong Qu! Yes … the coding ace that designed the user interface for Youtube #rockstarI love NY


What a bash!

The 5th annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer was a huge hit! More than 250 people partied at a pinkified Hamilton DC! The gals and handsome Newsmen in Pink donated more than 10,000 to the Howard Hospital Cancer Center! WUSA9’s JC Hayward.. who is a breast cancer survivor was a riot and brought the house down by bringing the humor to her very serious situation! Thanks again for sporting your pink and supporting such a great cause!
NBC4’s Danella Sealock is surrounded by the crew from Howard University Cancer Center Dayleen Deriggs, Alicia Meredith, Alice Mahan, Desta Golden, and Kim Hayes. Photo by TheSceneBisnow

WUSA’s JC Hayward hit it out of the park!

The bash is BACK!

Don’t miss the 5th Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. It’s Thursday June 27th at The Hamilton in DC.The Newsmen in Pink are back again this year too. Attire for ladies and gents.. anything pink! This year’s event benefits Howard Hospital’s Cancer Center. Get your tickets today!

DC’s Asian American Celebratiion

Mayor Gray’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration In partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and Kollaboration DC
When: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7pm (Doors Open at 6pm)
Where: Lincoln Theatre 1215 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Cost: Free
RSVP for FREE via EventBrite
The evening will feature performances by Kollaboration DC alum and friends – a winners showcase!

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Throughout May, OAPIA will be hosting many events to commemorate the significant achievements of AAPIs in American history. For a complete listing of events, please visit

FAMILY Magazine mom profile

The May FAMILY Magazine issue is out and we had so much fun being a part of it.  Adora was a little crazy at the shoot.. but she’s just 2 after all. Special thanks to photographer Cyndy Porter and Cornwell Styling’s James and Carla. The team was phenomenal and SO patient! Being interviewed by veteran writer Charlene Giannetti was a great experience too. You can find the magazine pretty much everywhere across town.. but you can also check out the digital copy.  We’ve got behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot too.

Some photos from the shoot..

The team!

Click the magazine below to read the article!

Gold Cup with Becky’s Fund

So excited to see this event coming up once again this year.  On May 4th.. get ready for an outdoor event with beautiful dresses, outfits and people. Watch horse and dog races, meet gorgeous people in our area and all for a great cause.

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If you missed the last 3 Gold Cup events with Becky’s Fund, you not only missed out on a lot of SPRING fun and networking, but you missed an opportunity to contribute to the great efforts and contributions by Becky’s Fund to ending Domestic and Dating violence in our city. Support Becky’s Fund by attending this event and share this event on your blogs and social networks. See photos here and get tickets and LIVE conversations about this event.

Fashion for Paws 2013

Nearly $700,000 was raised at a night filled with furry friends dressed to the nines! It was Fashion for Paws 2013, an show stopping production that included many familiar faces of DC and their pooches. I had a great time walking the runway with little Inko. I would’ve brought Atticus again but these days he’s so strong and being me so pregnant I was afraid I’d have a tough time wrangling him on stage.
I was thrilled to be part of the Lilly Pulitzer part of the show. The evening featured fashions from shops you’d find at Tysons Galleria. E! News’ Ashlan Gorse and Pamela Sorensen did an outstanding job as the night’s emcee and Mistress of Ceremonies. Special thanks to Richard and his friends for coming out to show the support! We were really tired for the show this morning.. but the great cause was worth the no sleep! Photos by Rich Kessler Photography and Travis Vaughn

Top fundraising models Susan Ostrowski, Melinda Griffith and Dr. Ashley Gallagher. Susan Ostrowski raised $37,000, followed by Melinda Griffith at $24,000 and Dr. Ashley Gallagher at $17,900.

With Inko!

Philippe Cousteau and Ashlan Gorse

Richard and Renee

F4P Shout Out on NBC4


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