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Elizabeth Ries of “Twin Cities Live”

Posted by on Monday, 23 April, 2012

Good morning everyone! Are you ready to follow the Twitterview of @elizabethries? Lets see how she’s doing today!

Elizabeth:    Hi @JoelECarlson and everyone! Thanks for taking the time to check out my Twitterview!

Good morning @elizabethries! :) How’s the morning going for you so far? Working on prep for today’s show?

Elizabeth:    Morning is great so far…taking my dog Henry on a shoot today for @twincities_live. @JoelECarlson

Sounds like fun! I’m guessing you’ve brought dog treats just in case? :) To start off then, where did you grow up?

Elizabeth:    haha, always have a stash. I grew up in Apple Valley. Go Eagles! :)

So you know MN well. :) When did the desire to do TV hit you, and how did you progress to get to @TwinCities_Live?

Elizabeth:    I knew I wanted to work in TV from a young age..about 13. I went through a mentorship program at AVHS. My mentor was…

Amelia Santaniello at @WCCOBreaking. She was a great teacher & influence! Went to UW-Madison and did internships.

I had anchor/reporter jobs in Duluth, Green Bay and Minneapolis before getting the job at @TwinCities_Live.

Mentors are so helpful in life! You also do “Dirt Alerts” for @MyTalk1071. Had you done radio work before?

Elizabeth:    I filled in on mornings at an oldies radio station in Green Bay for a while, but that’s all. Radio is a blast!

Beyond video vs audio, how do you see TV and radio work being different from each other? Why do you enjoy radio?

Elizabeth:    Radio is more free-flowing and laid back…and on @mytalk1071 there’s lots of time to chat! plus, no makeup needed! :)

I’m lucky to get to do both for locally owned stations

A nice balance of fun! How long have you been on @TwinCities_Live, and do you miss reporting on hard news much?

Elizabeth:    I’ve been on @TwinCities_Live almost 3 years. I don’t miss hard news…although I appreciate what I learned thru it.

Besides working together, do you and @EmilyEngberg and @Johntcl of @TwinCities_Live do much after-hours together?

Elizabeth:    Definitely! @EmilyEngberg and @Johntcl are my great friends. We love going to see Em’s husband @Dustin_Lee perform.

That’s great! When you have down time, what kinds of things do you enjoy doing? Do you explore Mpls/St.Paul much?

Elizabeth:    Absolutely! Mostly through food. Then I work out :) And @twincities_live is the best way to find out what’s happening!

When viewers tell me they did something they saw on @twincities_live it’s the most rewarding thing.

So are you more of a baker or a cook? What’s on your menu for this week?

Elizabeth:    Love both! The @twincities_live ate brownies I made yesterday. I’m obsessed with poaching eggs right now…

My sister @JennyMRies makes quinoa, veggies and tops with a poached egg all the time. I need to make that this week!

Joel:    Great idea! I’ve had quinoa, but not like that. :) Thanks for your time today Elizabeth, and have a great show!

Elizabeth:    Thanks @JoelECarlson! It was great to Tweet with you! And for the record…I’m fully Pinterest obsessed now!


Twitterview (2.0) with Elizabeth Ries

Posted by on Friday, 8 October, 2010

@JoelECarlsonHello everyone, and welcome to the Twitterview of @ElizabethRies. We’re doing our part to save her voice for TV and radio!

@ElizabethRiesHey @JoelECarlson!

Q – #1    To begin, @ElizabethRies was Twitterview #45, so it’s great to Tweet with her again. To start, how was your summer, any traveling?

A: Nice to be back with you! Summer was great! Lots of traveling to cabins up north, NYC and Vegas over Labor Day.

Q – #2    So kind of all over. What kind of traveler are you? Sit and relax by the pool/lake or the sightseer/explorer?

A: Both! But my favorite thing to do while traveling is try great restaurants. I plan around meals! Then I work out :)

Q – #3    Understood! Are there certain kinds or restaurants that you look for? What was one of the fancier restaurants?

A: I’m a big fan of Asian retaurants. In Vegas we went to Tao in the Venetian and everything was incredible!

Q – #4    Yum! Lets switch gears to your work. You’re at @TwinCities_Live & @MyTalk1071. Does scheduling get tricky 4 U?

A: Sometimes, yes! I’m usually running through the building 90 secs before I have to be on air. But that’s the fun of it!

Q – #5    :D  Now the @MyTalk1071 Dirt Alert gig is new since we last Twitterviewed. How has that experience been going for you?

A: I love it. It’s celeb news and gossip at 8:20, 1:20 and 5:20 weekdays. I love interacting with the @mytalk1071 hosts!

Radio is a fun change of pace from TV and it’s great to get to do both.

Q – #6    I heard today that you’re going to be doing some “fill-in” work on @MyTalk1071 next week. What’s the time slot?

A: That’s true! Mon-Wed next week I’m filling for Ian and Margery from 6-10 am.

Q – #7    Fun! Now you no doubt enjoy exploring MN as well. Any neat events, boutiques or restaurants you’ve seen recently?

A: of course! I bought a house in Mpls so I’ve been checking out spots in my new area. Birchwood cafe, Longfellow grill…

and I’ve been stopping by a little boutique called corazon on lake street and w river pkwy. Cute everything there!

Q – #8    It’s fun to explore and find new/interesting places in the TC’s! Looking ahead, any goals/plans for the next yr?

A: first priority: get a garbage disposal installed in my old house! My main work goal is to keep pushing myself…

I’m just trying to get better at what I do every day and appreciate the ride!

Q – #9    That sounds like a very good/balanced view! To end with, any tip or mantra you’d like to share with everyone?

A: probably similar to my last twitterview…instead of constantly looking for the next thing in life…

focus on making now the best it can be. I really believe that’s when the next great opportunity will find you!

I’ve worked on that a lot since I started at kstp and I’ve never been happier.

@JoelECarlson – Very good! It’s been a pleasure to Tweet w/you again @elizabethries. Enjoy the great weather and have a great weekend!

@ElizabethRies – thanks so much, it was great fun!