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Breaking news: Delicate balance amid adrenaline rush

A woman died in an Avondale apartment fire early Wednesday. (FOX19 NOW/Jessica Brown) A woman died in an Avondale apartment fire early Wednesday. (FOX19 NOW/Jessica Brown)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

There's something about breaking news that really gets my blood flowing.

It's become a little watered down over the years, but there's still something about a good story that gets me going at 3 a.m.

I'll admit when I first got into the news business 16 years ago, I really wasn't "into" the news.

I wanted to be the next Bob Costas and do play-by-play for the four major sports. 

Well, that just wasn't in the cards because I wasn't any good at it. A lack of skills is kind of a problem.

So I became a news writer, which eventually morphed into producer and I almost instantly took a liking to it.

Writing stories is what I really like to do, then figuring out what order to put them in just adds to it. It's like putting a puzzle together.

I was in the control room the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and that's about the most stressful this job has ever been.

But it's also the most exciting this job has ever been.

Everybody pulled together to give our viewers the most up to date information possible and it's still that way 16 years later.

Just this morning, there was an apartment fire in Avondale and a couple other breaking stories overnight.

Those stories pales in comparison to 9/11, but getting new information, sending our crews out the door and guiding our producers through coverage really
gets my heart pumping.

There's even debate over "is this a story we should be reporting?" It's one of the reasons why I've stayed in the news business so long.

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