My name is Daniel, and
I promise this will be the only serious page on this
site. You've probably arrived here because (1) you work
with me at WFLA-TV, have seen me carrying this huge red
jug around, and realize how mentally unstable I really
am, or (2) you were just surfing and are now really,
really lost. Either way, welcome!
For those of you
who fall into the second category, a little explanation
is probably necessary. I have carried the big red mug
with me to work ever since I started at this job, back
in spring, 2000. Its ridiculous size and bright color
quickly drew a number of questions, and after patiently
answering them over and over again, I eventually
realized I must accept, even embrace, the attention my
mug brings. So, late one night I came up with the idea
of a website devoted to my mug, and the idea quickly
spread. Now, here we are.
Now more about me
(after all, that IS why everyone is here, right?). I'm
a news producer at wfla, regularly assisting on our
weekday 5, 5:30, 6, and 11 shows, and producing our
weekend 6 and 11 newscasts.
What does a
producer do? I spend a lot of time writing (all those
stories you hear anchors reading, you didn't think they
actually wrote them, did you?) I help to organize the
shows and develop story ideas, and also do a lot of the
smaller jobs, like run a teleprompter or order
custom-made graphics. When playing the role of a
producer, I "booth" the shows, which means I sit in on
the show as it is being aired, time everything, and make
sure all the important stories make it to air before
Leno or Brokaw start.
information: I'm a Y2K graduate of the University of
Tampa, an excellent and terribly overpriced school
located just across the street from our station. I've
lived in Tampa since 1997, in the Town 'N Country area.
If you need to know more about me, you better just ask.
and that's a really unflattering picture of me above.
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out my photography? Click Here.