Miami Adios

The time has come for me to make my next move… it’s been nearly 5 years now that I’ve called the Magic City home, and while I do love Miami life, I’m taking my talents from South Beach, home to the Bay.

As a TV broadcaster, there’s nothing more flattering than being able to “go home” and tell stories on the same streets you grew up on… and now I have that opportunity at KRON 4 in San Francisco. I can’t say I was always looking to make the move back to the left coast, but over the last year, I have been praying on what to do, and being closer to the majority of my family and friends, just seems like the right thing to do. So, this opportunity came along and I am so excited to be able to be back on the screens in the Bay (I previously had on-air stints on KNTV and KTVU in 2002 & 2003), inject some of the Miami style and bring my brand of TV to the Bay Area!

I am really looking forward to being around all the sights, sounds and people I grew up with..the whole Bay Area vibe that is so unique! It’ll be nice to eat sushi and teriyaki plates from actual Japanese restaurants, Chinese food that’s not P.F. Changs and Hawaiian BBQ joints, not the Thai, Sushi, Chinese fusions that they throw together in Florida – like it’s all “the same.” Ah and the authentic Mexican food…can I have a flauta and chimichanga please!?!? I pretty much just always wait til my west coast visits to indulge in those…

The great thing is, Miami isn’t going anywhere…and it’s just a plane ride away… But I will miss living on the 31st floor in a luxury building that sits on Biscayne Bay, with an awesome view ofΒ  Miami, a state of the art gym, huge swimming pool, steam room and sauna on the 10th Floor (that I didn’t use nearly enough); and being able to walk in my neighborhood at any time of day or night, because people here just never seem to sleep (or work)! And I can’t leave out the 3 mile drive across 395 to South Beach and the abundance of yummy Cuban food. Most importantly, I have gained a fabulous network of friends and contacts in South Florida, and I will miss them dearly, especially my (Miami) girls Dara, Cherisse, Kimi, Rene, Dana and my Deco Drive fam… Now I’m trading in the “Hola Mami” for the “hella this and hella that!”

12 Replies to “Miami Adios”

  1. Change is tough…but exciting! Enjoy your new adventure!!! Happy and safe travels my friend!

  2. Since the theme of your post is that you’re coming home, I thought we were going to hear some Coming Home by Dirty Money.

    Welcome back by the way. I remember the night out when you left.

  3. We’ll miss you here in Miami, but we’ll always welcome you back here anytime. I wish you all the good luck in your endeavors in Cali. we love you and keep doing what you do! πŸ™‚

  4. @robert SO sweet of you… I’ll be back for sure! πŸ˜‰
    @garrett are you talking about that “crazy” night at Temple in SJ before I left for PHX in 2003??

  5. You are so right about the food. I live in Orlando…actually just discovered you and the flip side today while surfing on facebook. I HATE asian fusion restaurants!! Keep them separate! lol I’m a Toronto native and thats my biggest pet peeve about living in Florida. Anyways…great content, i plan to keep following u and maybe we can have some hella delicious pf changs next time ur in florida lol

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