Posts Tagged ‘news’

School apps that work

Parents and students take note! During this stressful time of year know that there is help available at your fingertips. I connected with some local moms to find out the best apps that have helped with everything from signing up kids for extra activities to getting an online tutor.

Make sure you tune in for my report Monday September 29th on News4 at 4pm.


The Nationals have clinched the NL East title and to show solidarity with the team… our guys at #NBC4 are growing out their playoff beards. What? You expect me to sit back, relax and let them have all the fun. No way! Go #NATS!

Chuck this weekend let it go:

Richard has some catching up to.

Handly and Kammerer happy to grow:

Meet the Media Sept 28th!

Hey guys! I’m excited about an upcoming panel I’m on. The Fairfax Chamber is hosting a “Meet the Media” event. Details are below… really hope you can join us! The majority of the session will be reserved for questions from the audience.
Doug Fruehling, Editor, Washington Business Journal
Angie Goff, Anchor, NBC4 Washington
Brynn Koeppen, Editor, WashingtonExec
Uriah Kiser, Publisher,
Moderator: Jonathan Arehart, Founder & CEO, Cavendo

Who Should Attend?
Communications & marketing professionals
Executives interested in dialoguing with journalists
Representatives from businesses that may not have a full-time communications or marketing team, but still want to have a voice in the press

Beyond Facebook and Twitter

Sitting on my panel and staring out in the crowd and seeing people standing.. sitting on the floor.. that’s an awesome sight. It tells me that journalists are eager to find ways to connect with their viewers and readers in news ways. I loved sharing the stage with Yahoo’s social media director Angela Kim and NPR’s Elise Hu. We stayed away from sharing theories about social media and really tried to focus on some great tools to use or experiement with when reporting. Here you go:
Some tools we use:
Social Cam App– it’s free and allows you to share video and even add filters, chyrons and music. Think instagram for video. I use this when in the field reporting.. and on the desk during commercial break. I took this right before our panel started.
Public News Service– great way to find interesting story ideas from the people
VYou– let the people ask you question and you respond via video
Every Block– Free app with city documents, rentals, hyper local news, crime blotter
Jing– great app for capturing screen shots
reeldirector App- it’s final cut pro on your iPhone or iPad. I love this.
Pinterest– find a way to get your station/paper using this. The power of the repine has already been big!
To all who came out and asked great questions.. thank you!

The Tigger is Coming!

I’m so excited about having Big Tigger join us in studio ever y Monday on our 4PM show.


We’re gonna talk about all the buzz surrounding the The Voice for that week… THEN we’ll co-host a LIVE chat at 8PM at We hope you’ll join us every Monday night… it’s so much fun. Then look for a recap of what we all discuss on News4 at 11 that night! Here’s February’s chat schedule is 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?

Shore is nice

More than 500 people showed up for the opening reception of Chef Jeff Black’s Pearl Dive Oyster Palace. The group raised more than $25,000 which will go towards making a special teaching kitchen. The kitchen will be at the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s Medical Center. The new restaurant dishes out an average of 4,200 oysters a night! PS… did I mention they have a bocce court in the seafood house.  More photos by Andrew Lightman.

Facebook: Your stalker list

Imagine the horror: A list of all the people you stalk on facebook revealed. If it happened would you be embarrassed?  It wouldn’t be so bad to know as long as no one else can see it. Well now you can.

MORE: Facebook launches Smart Lists

VOTE: National Zoo’s Panda Name

According to you can drag the  Facebook Friends link to your browser’s bookmark bar. Then log on to Facebook and click the bookmarklet and BAM your “most stalked” are revealed. I did this in 5 minutes.

I was gonna post my screen save of it but then I realized some of my friends may think I’m a freak considering their ranking on my list.

PS: Hurry up, who knows when Facebook discovers this capability and yanks it.


VIDEO: Redskins Cheerleaders Calendar Party

It’s out!

We know who’ll be the QB come Sunday but you never know the creative way these ladies will heat up the sidelines! Get a preview– coverage from the Redskins Cheerleaders Calendar party. Video by L.I.A.M Productions. Check out more of NFL Cheerleaders Kick Off Edition!

I’m having Splashbacks

America’s favorite mermaid gets arrested at the White House. Daryl Hannah was protesting an oil pipeline expansion. As I watched her be cuffed and whisked away a couple random thoughts came to mind.

  • My childhood visit Aquarena Springs in San Marcos TX- where you could see pigs dive and an underwater mermaid show
  • “Madison” use to be an uncommon name
  • This time she wasn’t arrested for indecent exposure but can’t help but think she looks awesome at 50
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