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!