The Hampton Roads Show

Tomorrow will be my first day on air as a (new) Host of The Hampton Roads Show at WAVY TV 10 in the Portsmouth/Norfolk/Virginia Beach market! Yep, I have moved on from Miami. This is truly a unique and awesome opportunity to host a dynamic daily lifestyle and entertainment show! I’m really excited to be part of something like this and although moving and transitions can be tough, sometime we just have to change it up and push ourselves on to the “next.”


Think Today Show/Live with Kelly and Michael…hot topics, makeovers, giveaways, cooking, comedians, live bands/artists, local interviews, etc… I do have a co-host in Chris Reckling, so it’s not completely my own show, but pretty close. I am excited for the opportunity because these kind of hosts jobs don’t happen everyday! Plus, it’s kind of like something I’ve always dreamed of doing, and I told myself I would only go back to TV full time to host my own show…dreams do come true!


The hour-long show airs everyday at 11am on the NBC affiliate in the Hampton Roads market, so if you’re in the area tune in…otherwise you can visit the website and see clips from the show…


Ariane Aramburo is the outgoing host, as she returns to her home state of Alaska, to take a Morning Anchor position there. I wish her the best of luck!!! Above is a little snapshot of us as she “passes the torch,” from one AA to another… 😉

OTF Segment: SURF’S UP!

Yesterday I did a satellite interview with action sports personality Sal Masekela for On The Flipside, to get a preview of the 2012 Nike US Open of Surfing going down in Huntington Beach, CA. This year marks its first ever national broadcast and will air on NBC.

First held in 1959, the US Open of Surfing held in Huntington Beach, CA has become the biggest stage in competitive professional surfing, attracting the most elite male and female athletes in the sport from around the globe to a week long battle for the coveted US Open of Surfing title, and is a pivotal point toward the Association of Surfing Professional World Tour.

For more segments and episodes of On The Flipside, visit

Hilton Head

FABULOUS!!! I was so excited to take a quick trip to Hilton Head for “business.” I have always heard such wonderful things about this island and it did not disappoint! I was rollin’ solo on this trip and just to unwind, relax and sit along the beach for an afternoon was all I needed.


I stayed in an Oceanfront Suite at the Hilton Resort…check out the “lounge” scene on my balcony!


The walk-up to the beach is so picturesque!


My favorite though, was being on the beach, along the warm Atlantic Ocean…


During the afternoon it’s low tide, so the “beach” stretches pretty far before you get to the water and all the sand is super soft, with a touch of moisture, but packed tightly so people can bike along the shore >> LOVE THAT!


This was my “set up” …it felt private, no one within 20/30 yards + …first I was laying out right on the edge where my toes were in the water, but as you can see (my trail), I dragged it back when the tide started to come back in.


Spotted this cutie crab walking in the sand…photo is zoomed in was maybe 2-3 inches wide at most.


Life’s a beach! South Carolina…I WILL be back!


These days if you’re gonna lounge at a swank hotel’ve gotta have a cabana…so I checked out a couple cabana hot spots in MIA…at the Fontainebleau and Cabana One!
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However, my personal favorite cabanas are in the Bahamas at Cain (Cove Atlantis)…see pictures above..they’re more like little cottages with a front and back “yard,” plus loungers, bathroom, shower, etc…  One side opens up to the beach and the other to the ultra pool! I guess that’s why they call it paradise.