Happy Birthday, Ruth!

It’s hard to sum up 100 years of life, love, work, faith and service in just a simple story here, but I hope I’ve been able to capture and preserve a little bit of the life of a woman who has spent the last century preserving so much of her own history.

My latest venture in the reporting world was spent celebrating an amazing woman turning 100-years-old in Spokane Valley. Here is the story:

 

Google Maps Update Could Save You A Speeding Ticket

Been turning a couple of stories here and there. This is the latest one and I’m posting to show it off, but mostly as a way to archive it.

Google Maps released an update that will allow drivers to report police activity, such as speed traps. It’s nothing new, but how traveling has changed over the years, right?

Blue Ash Aphids Make Their Annual Return to Spokane To Look For Love

Much like smoke in the summertime or potholes in the… all the time, October is blue ash aphid season in Spokane.

I believe that means we are legally obligated to do a story on them and this year, I drew the aphid straw.

I was tasked with finding out what we can do about them and how long they will be around. The short answers: Nothing and a couple of weeks. But that would’ve only been like a 15-second story, so I stretched it out.

Enjoy!

TUTORIAL: How To Take Pictures (So They’ll Look Good On TV)

While putting together a Winter Weather Special forĀ  the station, one of our Executive Producers came up to me and asked if I’d do a piece on submitting the best pictures for TV and social media.

I don’t know? I’m no photography expert, but I do see A LOT of viewer pictures when the snow begins to fly (usually of patio furniture).

So I reluctantly forged ahead and put together this infomercial on how to take the best pictures for TV.

Enjoy.