On this episode of the future award-winning Moran-Alytics Podcast, Patrick Moran has an interview with Rebecca Thornburg of WKBW-TV Buffalo spanning her life and career.
Born and raised not far from Boston in Milbury, Rebecca discusses growing up a diehard hard fan of all Boston sports teams, especially the Patriots and Red Sox. Admittedly spoiled by all her hometown sports success, Rebecca discusses the heartbreak she felt when she found out—on her birthday that Tom Brady was leaving the Patriots after 20 years for Tampa.
From a very young age Rebecca knew she wanted a career in television/media and that was evident even as a 10-year old when she created her own little show called “The Rebecca Show,” filmed by her twin sister.
Rebecca provides insight as to why she went to Syracuse University for college and some of the things she did there as well as the internships that helped her hone her craft.
It ultimately led to Rebecca getting her first “real” job in the news media at WKBW-TV. She discusses how that opportunity came about and the process she went through with it.
They also spend time talking work adjustments that’ve taken place due to the Coronavirus outbreak, her takes on social media, why she started her own blog, thoughts in living in Buffalo for nearly two years now and then Rebecca comes STRONG with a few wing takes—takes that clearly wins Patrick over.
Of course, they conclude with the traditional Mini-Lightning Round and we learn plenty of fun facts about Rebecca, including her first celebrity crush, what new tune she wants to make her signature karaoke song, what she may be doing were she in another line of work and three guests she’d love to have over for dinner and drinks in a non-Coronavirus world.
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