Andrea Jaeger’s Silver Lining

Andrea Jaeger is a former tennis great turned nun who heard a higher calling. She now runs the Silver Lining Foundation which helps terminally ill children. One of the highlights of the experience has been camp for kids battling cancer which has been held during summer and winter months in Aspen, Colorado. She is now trying to sell her ranch to Chabad. The organization will … Continue reading Andrea Jaeger’s Silver Lining

Relaxing in New York City

If you’re looking to chill in New York City head to Times Square.  Times Square?  Are you kidding?  One of the busiest, most chaotic places on Earth.  Trust me.  We were just there and everyone was relaxing.  Mike Leonard of NBC’s Today Show has the story.  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/32082122#32082122 For more information on Vicky Collins visit http://teletrendstv.com. Continue reading Relaxing in New York City

Hurricane Season

William Gray, Phillip Klotzbach and their forecasters at Colorado State University have come out with their predictions for the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30.  It’s expected to be active with three hurricanes becoming major Category 3 storms.  In the press release they remark, “NOAA’s National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center says there is a 70 percent chance of having nine … Continue reading Hurricane Season

BeadforLife on NBC’s Today Show

Thanks so much to my friend, Kerry Sanders, who recognized a good story when he saw one and featured BeadforLife on NBC’s Today Show.  Thanks also to Maryann Zoellner, Jim Bell, DeeDee Thomas and Meredith Vieira for their support.  Phones are ringing off the hook in Boulder today as more women join the bead circle and get involved in the fight against global poverty in Africa.  The women in … Continue reading BeadforLife on NBC’s Today Show

Do The Right Thing

My friend, sportscaster Len Berman, got the news this past week that he was being let go from WNBC.  Len is one of the most talented personalities I know.  He’s been a fixture in New York sports for decades.  He is witty and well respected.  I actually stop what I’m doing when his “Spanning the World” segment comes on during the Today Show.  Len is another casualty in broadcasting’s … Continue reading Do The Right Thing

Grateful Traveler

I recently got to know a fabulous freelance writer named Jamie Simons who writes the Grateful Traveler article for Peter Greenberg’s blog. Peter Greenberg is the travel expert who is a frequent guest on NBC’s Today Show. I met him a couple years ago when I was producing for him at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. If you haven’t read his blog you should … Continue reading Grateful Traveler

Economy Sucks Journal #1 12.17.08

I’m so glad we decided not to take that cruise over the holidays.  I came back from Beijing feeling a bit flush after 90 straight days of producing at the Olympics.  A Caribbean vacation sounded like a great way to spend winter break but my teenage son didn’t want to do anything that didn’t include his friends so we decided to celebrate at home.  As I … Continue reading Economy Sucks Journal #1 12.17.08

The New Face(book) of News

I first learned the layoffs had begun on Wednesday morning when I woke up.  A friend posted a desperate cry that she was trying to stay sane after half of NBC’s network bureau was let go  in Dallas.  It was deja vu for me.  I was downsized 10 years ago and I watched Facebook all day as people started changing their status and talking about getting their resumes together.  One colleague is … Continue reading The New Face(book) of News

For the love of Panda Bears

Sunday in Beijing and I feel the city is mine.  The sky is a beautiful blue (yes, it does happen) and the sun is out.  In two and a half weeks I have found a French bakery for cappuccinos, a restaurant I love called Hutong Pizza and I rode the subway.  I’m making my way through the city with confidence.  Today I decide to visit … Continue reading For the love of Panda Bears