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American University Visit

One of my favorite things to do outside of work is to visit schools and talk to students about pursuing your passion and sacrificing whatever it takes. When Professor Steve Piacente asked me to speak to his class I said yes knowing it would be a diverse crowd.

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What I love is that it’s a real mix of students from various places and totally different majors.They had some great questions including how I knew that changing my major in college was the right thing to do. Thank AU for having me. I always walk away from campus.. feeling a little more inspired.

Resolutions by Popular Washingtonians

From an infectiously funny editor-in-chief to a City Shop Girl and some newsmakers and tastemakers thrown in for good measure Laura Carlson at the Washington Examiner has a handful of individuals with some serious resolve for 2011. Check them out here or click the slide show below.

We get 'Wimpy'

Jeff Kinney, author of the best-selling children’s series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, visited with hundreds of elated fans in Northern Virginia. In 2009, Time Magazine named Kinney one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and he sat down with WUSA 9’s Leigh Macdonald to talk about his best-selling books, his full-time job, his family, the movie sequel, and even his next book. More coverage at wusa9.com

Pssst… Look Who's On 'I Am Modern' Magazine

I couldn’t believe it when I saw a sneak peak of the cover! It was an OMG + OMB moment all  in one. Loved being interviewed by Leigh Macdonald for the holiday issue of I Am Modern magazine on stands next month. Photographer Michael Vonal made me feel so comfortable during the shoot for the article. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

PS- Hey IAM I AM ready to party preggers and all… Happy Anniversary to YOU!

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WUSA's Bruce Johnson at Ben's Chili Bowl

There’s an great excuse to pop by Ben’s Chili Bowl tomorrow– there’s the good food of course but also a chance to do something good for your heart. 

WUSA9 anchor and heart attack survivor Bruce Johnson will be at the U street restaurant from 630 to 830 PM signing copies of his book “Heart to Heart“. The book tells his story along with that of 11 diverse people who survived sudden heart attacks.  Oh, and don’t worry there’s no conflict here, Ben’s serves up a mean turkey half smoke with vege chili.

‘Heart to Heart’ Book Signing
Thurs, July 17 6:30-8:30PM
Ben’s Chili Bowl, 1213 U St. NW DC

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'DC Cupcakes' Premier, Creator Talks Pitchin' Your Biz

 From representing Georgetown Cupcake to landing it it’s own show…  4-time Emmy Award winning producer Terence Noonan wows Washington with insider secrets to getting your biz media buzz.

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For 2 hours he captivated a sold-out crowd from the National Association of Catering Executives giving them the skinny to selling their brand and getting media exposure.

In addition to working on special projects Terence is currently the  Supervising Producer of The Dr. Oz Show. Below, we asked my boy ‘T’ to share some of his top tips with OMG. You’ll want to print this out.

In other news, look for the launch of his new show ‘DC Cupcakes’  will air Friday July 16th!

Terence’s Top 3 Tips to Getting Your Biz on TV:

Tip #1: In three sentences or less, write out who you are and what you have to offer that is unique from what is already out there.

Tip #2:  Spend one week watching local and national TV– like from WUSA9 to The Today Show to Ellen. Educate yourself . Make a youtube video of yourself showing your expertise in action- let the power of the internet work for you. Insider Secret: Dr. Oz staff scours the internet when looking for potential guests for The Dr. Oz Show. 

Tip #3: Write up 3 pitches. Make sure they have a hook and think visual.  It’s all about the tease.. so fill in the blank when thinking of your pitch: “When we come back ___________” 

BONUS:  Come up with 3 stories form your life that you can use for interviews. Being a ‘relatable’ guest will make you more appealing to producers and the people booking the shows.

Follow Terence on Twitter @TVTerence

Charlie Adler: 'I Drink On The Job' Author Cooks with Wine

My good pal Charlie Adler joined me in the WUSA9 kitchen today to show us a litte more about wine pairings and something called ‘bridging’. If you read his awesome and cleverly titled book ‘I Drink on the Job’ you’d know what I’m talking about. Watch how easy it is to cook with your favorite wine or perhaps one you despise! See the full story here.

White House Pet Correspondents Benefit

My gal pal Wendy and Lucky Diamond of Animal Fair Magazine and CBS’ ‘Best in Show’ fame is coming down from NYC to host the official White  House Pet Correspondents Benefit for the Washington Animal Rescue League. Please join myself along with other party’s hosts and their pets including DWTS and astronaut Buzz Aldrin and wife, John McLaughlin, Tucker Carlson and more.

The party celebrates the release of Wendy and Lucky’s book, “It’s a Dog’s World”, a culmination of a decade of her experience in the pet business and promoting HOPE that one day there will be no more homeless animals.

Tickets—$50. Proceeds benefit Washington Animal League. For Tickets please log onto www.animalfair.com  or call (212) 629-0392 x204

Date: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Helix Hotel – A Kimpton Hotel
1430 Rhode Island Avenue
Washington, DC

Kerry Reichs Writes Again + BIG Kicker

Her mother Kathy’s novels inspired the hit TV showBones so it’s no suprise that Kerry Reichs has some great writing  genes. We caught up with the novelist as she signed copies of her latest book called ‘Leaving Unknown‘ at Gazuza Lounge in NW.

Watch WUSA: Reich’s Book Launch at Gazuza Lounge

The author who spent the summer in China says parts of  her own life can be seen in the book about a girl finding her true self after gettin’ stuck in the middle of nowhere. (insert self here: Kerry you must’ve known I spent two years as a roving reporter lost in I-OH-WA)

[Upper Right: Kerry signs a copy for Steve Baker]

In line:  Charlie I Drink On the Job” Adler and Victoria Michael of VM Public Relations.

‘Leaving Unknown’ is novel #2. The Best Day Of Someone Else’s Life was Reich’s first.

By the bar: Matthew Christian Davis & Tina Cruikshank

The night’s kicker: 2 books down make room for baby. Reichs reveals she’s expecting a boy this summer.

Critters Critters!

Critters for a Cure

What are you doing Thursday! Join me, WUSA’s Anita Brikman, NBC4’s Eun Yang, ABC7’s Pamela Brown, Blonde Charity Mafia’s Krista Johnson and more for Critters for the Cure. Join OMG, WUSA’s Anita Brikman, NBC4’s Eun Yang, ABC7’s Pamela Brown, Blonde Charity Mafia’s Krista Johnson Enjoy champagne, lite bites, a luxury silent auction and a fabulous gift bag filled with goodies, while beautiful women cancer survivors (and their furry friends) strut their stuff on the ‘cat’walk .  Get your ticket today!Buckley's Story by Ingrid King

READ THIS: Buckley’s Story 

A while back I profiled Ingrid King, a local feline master teacher who did Reiki on my dear Atticus. I was so excited to see King’s new book because it’s something that as one reviewer described should be ‘A “must” for everyone who has ever loved a pet’. The story of her beautiful cat Buckley leads us through how our pets teach us to open our hearts to the world.  It reveals lessons learned through the life and eventual death of a beloved friend.

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