Posts Tagged ‘nbc washington’

Filming at Paradise Springs Winery

We couldn’t have asked for a better day to head to Paradise Springs Winery. The weather was magnificent! I met my producer Jason Gittlen and intern Hillary on the grounds where we geared up to shoot a 30 minute Nonstop Scene DC Show. We walked the viewer through everything from the history of the place (It was built in the late 1700′s!) to the vineyard to production.
Extra sweet– a visit from my co-anchor Richard and weekend producer Charlitta! It was indeed a great day filled with fine wine and good friends. Tune in to our first show Monday November 19th at 10PM. Watch NBC Washington NonStop on Comcast 208,VZ FIOS 460 or COX 803.

At the entrance of Yates Ford Road in Clifton with owner Kirk Wiles.

Producer Jason in Action!

Three amigos!

The tanks where whites are fermented

The vineyard– the grapes have been harvested– but will be back in April!

BackPack 4 Kids: Supplies for students in need

It’s August which means the start of the school year is right around the corner and it’s time for BackPack 4 Kids! NBC4 is collecting backpacks full of supplies and other donations for students in need. You can help a local boy or girl get off to the right start this year with your generous donation.

JOIN ME AUGUST 21st:
I will be LIVE all morning collecting donations on August 21st at the Apple Federal Credit Union in Alexandria Virginia. It’s the Kingstowne branch located at 6831 Sir Viceroy Drive, Alexandria, VA 22315 (between Kohl’s and Walmart). Please stop by and say hi between 5AM-Noon. I would love to meet you!

If you’d like to donate before then please send goods by Monday, August 20th.
For drop off instructions, please contact:
Aisha Karimah at aisha.karimah@nbcuni.com

We are collecting backpacks, supplies and credit card or check donations

  • Donate a new backpack stuffed with school supplies
  • Donate school supplies
  • Donate securely online at razoo.com/story/Backpacks-4-Kids with a debit or credit card
  • Send a check made out to Backpacks 4 Kids to:

Backpacks 4 Kids
NBC4 Washington
4001 Nebraska Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016

Learning how to crack crabs

It’s a shame.

I call this place home and I still don’t know how to crack a Maryland crab. In fact, it’s why I won’t order them or lobster.. unless they are pre-cracked. It’s not because I’m lazy… it’s because it’s intimidating.

Fear no more… Chef John Shields of PBS Food’s Coastal Cooking give me a lesson in Crab cracking 101 at Wildfire Restaurant!

RECIPE: Maryland Crabcakes

For recipes check out John’s website. If you have a good one or any tips to the tricky business of cracking crabs.. please feel free to share!

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

You’re only weekend morning news

We got our own promo for the weekend morning show. Very simple.. to the point. What do you think?

Spider attacks anchors on set

Far from itsy bitsy… this spider surprised me and Aaron Gilchrist during this morning’s newscast.

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

 

Hope in 2012

I often joke about what “hope” is ever since I heard a funny radio jock say it’s just the “postponement of disappointment”. Think about it. We “hope” to win the lottery. We “hope” for a good pay raise. We “hope” the Redskins win… the list goes on.

But I still find it great that so many Americans are hopeful for 2012. We reported that a new AP-GfK poll shows that 62% of people said they were optimistic about what the New Year will bring the nation. 78% said they’re upbeat about how 2012 will impact their family.

Almost 40% said they think the next year will be better financially for them.

How do you feel about saying goodbye to 2011. How do you plan to make this upcoming year better than the past. Resolutions? I’m not big on them but I am going to try to do better with my spending. Balancing my own personal budget will be a big task but I’m up for it.

SEE YOU SATURDAY AND SUNDAY?

By the way if you’re not going out on NYE’s don’t forget to join us on NBC for a big New Year’s Eve celebration. I’ll be anchoring the 6 & 11pm newscasts too. Then on Sunday, January 1st don’t miss our 9AM show.  I’ll have the next thing closest to a modern day Greek God.. personal trainer Laurent in studio. He’s going to show us some upbeat Yala moves that we can do quickly and in our own home to whip ourselves back into shape!

News4 Today 9AM on Sunday… better than aspirin, I promise.
Happy New Year all!

 

Presidents, Proposals, Past at Martin’s

Need a lift me? Here’s a charming piece on one of Washington’s most famous restaurants.. Martin’s Tavern.

Presidents loved to dine there and JFK even reportedly popped the big question in one booth. Arlene Borenstein goes back in time with the fourth-generation owner of Martin’s Tavern.You’ll be glued!

Watch the story below

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

Report: Occupy Wall Street gets $300K

$300,000 in cash donations have poured into Occupy Wall Street from around the world. Now, the group based in Manhattan has a storage room, a warehouse chok full of supplies. Everything from blankets and food to swimming goggles. My morning report below:

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Potty paranoia

If you follow me on twitter you notice I put a rather disturbing story up that almost everyone can relate to. Coffee drinker or not you have likely stepped foot into a Starbucks. Well now a lawsuit has surfaced where a man alleges the Starbucks on 7th and Pennsylvania (one I visit often!) had a spy camera pointed at the toilet. He claims his daughter spotted it, he noticed it was on and called the manager and eventually the police came.

MORE: Suit Alleges Spy Cam at Starbucks

True or not… that’s yet to be determined but it makes me think about how easy this would be to do. With the tiny lipstick cameras available to anyone these days this is a big possibility virtually anywhere.

Anyone else out there feeling a little potty paranoia this morning?

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Sundays can be fun days. Check out our breakfast potluck at NBC4 this morning. There’s nothing better to get you going early on a weekend morning then some egg sausage casserole and cinnamon rolls. Enjoy the rest of your weekend everybody!

Elaine Reyes and John Schriffen show how they roll

Charlitta’s winning casserole

Getting gub with John and producer Andy

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