Twitterview #153 – With Kelly Jordan (@Kelly_Jordan)

@JoelECarlson – Hello everybody and welcome to the Monday Twitterview with local guest @Kelly_Jordan of Twin Cities Live.

@Kelly_Jordan – Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of this Twitterview. I am excited!

Q – #1    So @Kelly_Jordan, where did you grow up and what were some of the life/work step you’ve taken to get you where you are today?

A:    I grew up everywhere.I was born in California, moved to Minneapolis, & Everett, WA (near Seattle) and ended up at SCSU

Q – #2    Okay, so you were born in CA, move to MN & WA and then college at SCSU. What did you major in college?

A:    Mass Communications with an emphasis on Broadcast Journalism.

Q – #3    I see. So after school, what kinds of jobs did you have, and how did you end up working with @KSTP?

A:    funny enough while I was at SCSU I interned at @KSTP then I worked at KSAX in Alexandria as a morning anchor, reporter.

I worked as a reporter in TX, & NE during my time in those 2 states I took a PT job in a hospital. I like the diversity

Q – #4    Alright. Now I see on your Twitter BIO that you are involved with radio now too. How did that happen?

A:    I had the opportunity to host a show on myTALK 107.1 and I jumped at it. I host “Minnesota Wealth” Sundays at 3pm

I was involved in Radio ages ago & I wanted to get back in. I also host a show @1500ESPN on Saturday AMs on Mens health

I have learned to never turn down an opportunity. It is amazing that I get to host I missed it too much to say NO.

I am very interested in health related topics, so the show on Saturday AMs on @1500ESPN is a great fit

Q – #5    @kelly_jordan Is that show more of a guest-based show or more of a call-in show? #jectv  re: @1500ESPN

A:    Each week we have a different topic, & the doctor and I come up with an outline. People call in, we answer emails etc.

We have a expert guest come on each week. The show is Saturdays at 7am. You should listen !!

my FULL-TIME job is w/ @twincities_live I’m a segment Producer & I couldn’t have asked for a better gig

I work alongside very talented people, and enjoy the work I do. Everyday is a different challenge.

Q – #6    I’ll check it out!  Changing topics, how has your Social Media experience been? When did you join Twitter?

A:    Social Media has completely changed the way I do my job. I reach out to people via twitter

I was kinda behind the curve on the twitter thing. I joined a little over a two years ago…

I can see trends in the market, follow my favorite celebrities, twitter has revolutionized media and my role in TV

I have had only positive interactions with folks on twitter. I hope my followers are happy following me. #

Q – #7    Twitter is VERY helpful in a number of areas! Who are some people that you feel you benefit from following?

A:    Wow. That depends. I love sports. So @PMac21 @1500ESPN @TomPelissero are my go-to’s I have a few others.

@NatalieWires @kristingast @beautybets and @bbrozak

@forkNroadtruck @jessicarfancy @DeRushaJ b/c they are smart people & I enjoy learning from them.

I am forgetting a lot of people but I gravitate to people who can teach me something naturally. People w/ different interests

Q – #8    I see. Now for some of your FAVS: Favorite – restaurant, store, National News ancor/reporter and summer activity.

A:    @Target. True Thai is up there, Ghandi Mahal. Pepitos, I can’t pick just one. I don’t discrimate when it comes to food.

I am pretty active in Happy Hours, Twins Games, and checking out the lakes in Mpls.

I have been a fan of @andersoncooper since his days on Channel One.

Q – #9    @AndersonCooper is quite good! So to end today, what advice or mantra would you like to share with people today?

LOVE LIFE, ENGAGE IN IT, GIVE IT ALL YOU’VE GOT. LOVE IT WITH A PASSION (cont.)

/C LIFE TRULY DOES GIVE BACK, MANY TIMES OVER, WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT -Maya Angelou

@Kelly_Jordan – Thanks Joel. I enjoyed it.

@JoelECarlson – Good point. Nice to have you spend some time sharing your life & thoughts today on Twitterview-#jectv. Enjoy your afternoon!

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