Month: September 2015

“A Departure”

The day has come. With two years underneath my belt with Time Warner Cable News, my departure note has officially been sent out. I have mixed emotions over the entire situation. I’ve begun to go through my belongings, some of which have been accruing for the last twenty-four years. My last day will be October 11th at TWC News, October 6th at the Courtyard by Marriott. I’ve worked at both jobs for the past two years. I got my job with Marriott immediately after college while I was trying to get my foot into the door of broadcasting. After getting the offer to be YNN’s (TWC News now) overnight assignment editor I left Marriott for about seven months, only to return working part time. I will miss my coworkers from both jobs so much!



Shannon’s Moving to Florida

Good morning, you beautiful people!

I am excited (yet nervous!) to announce that I have accepted a job at FOX-35 Orlando. My job role with FOX 35 – WOFL will be the same title that I have now: assignment editor. I will be responsible for gathering story information from various news sources and determine the newsworthiness. I will also write, edit and post stories on the station’s website and social media platforms. My first day is scheduled for October 26th, cue the anxiety. I’ve got a lot to do before moving down – like finding a place to live and figuring out how to get the bunnies down…

This was not a simple decision to make. I love my job at Time Warner Cable (TWC) News, absolutely love it. It is just time to take the next step in my career. I have been with TWC News for the past two years (TWO YEARS TOMORROW 9/27!) and it is with them that I have learned the trait of being an assignment editor. I want to thank TWC News for taking a chance on me and giving me a wonderful start to my career in broadcasting.

I’ve never done a move before, like ever. I guess you could count me moving to college as a “move,” but my college was closer to me than my high school (a whopping 3 miles away from my house). So this is all new to me. Feel free to follow my journey as I make the trek from Albany, NY to Orlando, FL. I can’t promise everything will run smoothly, hell I know times will be the worst. But I can promise you that an adventure will be had.

And to all my New Yorkers — feel free to come and visit me when winter hits. My door will always be open for you.

Project Semicolon

People around the world are getting semicolon tattoos to show support for those who struggle with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. It represents the choice to continue life, because a semicolon is used when an author could have ended their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life. 

Project Semicolon was born from a social media movement in 2013. The project exists to to encourage, love and inspire.