Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Jami Turner - back in action!

Much love to Jami Turner upon returning to her post as main co-anchor at WCTI in New Bern, N.C. According to ENC DTV, 'Jami is back from a thirteen week maternity leave. Her new son recently had a portion of his kidney removed after a brief illness, but is now doing much better.'

Back before Jami moved Down East, she was a familiar face on my station's morning news. When I first arrived here, Jami and her husband Alan were among the few to welcome me with open arms. Jami and I worked together for six months on the punishing early morning shifts. Together, we faced blazing heat, crippling cold and endless bouts of sleep deprivation, all in the name of perky morning live shots. That very shift marked my return to news after a three year descent into promotions hell and there was no one better to run me through crack-of-dawn ENG exercises than the capable Ms. Turner. upon further investigation, I found her hubby Alan - a rock-solid photog and lighting master to be a great guy to hang out with. He taught me alot about medium market news gathering, soft boxes and live trucks. He even turned me onto mountain biking on the side. Not bad for a cat from Eugene, Oregon.

Now Jami and Alan are thriving Down East in the very news market where I got my start. I've yet to see the new baby, but if he's anywhere near as cute as their daughter, they sign that kid up for a cereal commercial. The last time I did see them, Hurricane Isabel was bearing down on the coast and I was delirious from a four day diet of granola bars and lukewarm Sprite. Ahh - the glamour of television! Congrats on everything Jami and Alan, we miss you...

3 comments:

tapeguy said...

Stew...glad you're back, even though I haven't gotten to see you yet. Alan/Jami were just about the best we've had here in quite some time. Jami, I have always thought, was simply one of the best LIVE reporters we've had here. I'll never forget the work you guys did on the apartment fire at UNCG. Alan is definitely an original...I really was suprised to see her on the air down east while at the beach last year. Nice post, nice folks.

tapeguy said...

Stew...glad you're back, even though I haven't gotten to see you yet. Alan/Jami were just about the best we've had here in quite some time. Jami, I have always thought, was simply one of the best LIVE reporters we've had here. I'll never forget the work you guys did on the apartment fire at UNCG. Alan is definitely an original...I really was suprised to see her on the air down east while at the beach last year. Nice post, nice folks.

Anonymous said...

Jami and Cindy...2 of the perkiest pretties on morning tele. Ahh...memories...I remember flipping between Jami & Cindy and Kim Jenkins. She's gone too...Now Rosemary is my a.m. girl.