🎬 Feeling madd inspired by the 9 dope and diverse filmmaking teams from last night's NBC Universal Short Film Festival. Pouring your passion into telling an honest story can be intimidating, but these shorts showed how rewarding and powerful the result can be! To see some of the flicks, head to nbcushortsfest.com!
Starting this Saturday morning on CBS, I'll be the newest correspondent exploring science & technology on Innovation Nation! 💡While you & your family are waking up for the weekend, Mo Rocca, Alie Ward, Adam Yamaguchi, & I will be introducing you to visionaries who are creating inventions that help solve real world needs. I'm looking forward to joining you in your living room! Visit cbsdreamteam.com/schedule to see what time we're airing in your town!
Thanks to the Television Academy, I returned to co-host Backstage Live! at this year's Emmys! I was positioned directly to the side of the stage, where show presenters and winners step off after they've just spoken to the live television audience on the mainstage!
Here are a few of my favorite interviews from the evening - including candid moments with Oprah, Dolly Parton, and Dave Chappelle!
After seeing the hero in the movie Jumper teleport to the top of a pyramid, I booked a ticket to Cairo, Egypt to peep the Great Pyramids up close! Climbing inside of one was a more daring experience than what I'd expected - the passageway was narrow, steep, and sweaty. But, whoa. Stepping into that ancient global treasure, shrouded in mystery was straight-up magic.
In the Sahara Desert, when offered the chance to ride a camel, you say, 'Totally'! This well-hydrated buddy gave me a smooth ride and a chance to meet his rad Egyptian guide who was rocking an LA Dodgers hat!
Shared some of the joys of journalism with a super-responsive 5th grade class at O'Melveny Elementary for their Career Day! They didn't hesitate to raise their hands during Q&A time - energizing enthusiasm!
Watching Hidden Figures has me dreaming about space travel! The performances are all out of this world + share a tremendous part of African American/American/NASA technology history and that I'd never heard about before.
Reporting from the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiere! The huge X-Wing in the background was used in the movie and travelled here from the UK!
Representing as a Stormtrooper at today's Spark of Love toy drive in Ontario on ABC7! Thanks to the 501st Legion for letting me suit up! ABC7.com/sparkoflove has info for how to help bring joy to Southern California youth this holiday season.
Discussed #ForceforChange Star Wars shirts on the 3p News today!
The one I'm wearing was designed by Steve Aoki. $5 from each shirt purchased goes toward UNICEF when you buy yours at Target!
Raindrops are fallin', but music is callin'!
Reporting from the American Music Awards for On the Red Carpet tonight on ABC7!
My 6th year at Comic-Con. The costumes, the interviews, the pop culture tributes - I still get a rush out of witnessing and joining in on the festivities! This year, I hosted/produced 3 segments for ABC7 Eyewitness News - including a piece with stars from the Marvel film universe like Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, and Michael B. Jordan.
This week at work, to celebrate National Puppy Day, the ABC7 Morning Show helped find homes for 33 sheltered puppies! Puppy power!
I was incredibly thankful to host segments for ABC's On the Red Carpet at the Oscars show - both on-air and (for the first time) in virtual reality. Being on a team that values entertainment and technology inspires me to experiment with fun/funky modes of storytelling.
On TV: On the broadcast, I took viewers on a tour of the official Oscars green room - which was mega-plush and sponsored by Rolex. Each inch of the space was crafted to make guests feel comfortable and relaxed, a haven away from the main theatre. It worked. I wanted to move in.
Virtual Reality: Additionally, I hosted the virtual reality component of the show. With the STRIVR Labs team, using a 360 degree camera, we filmed segments on the carpet, on top of Jimmy Kimmel's talk show building, and inside the Governors Ball preview event. Through our interactive video, viewers explored exclusive spaces with us from every angle. I'm itching to work on more projects in the VR realm again!
I'm narrating a series of videos that celebrates career journeys that Hollywood performers have taken to arrive at this year's Oscars - ranging from Sylvester Stallone to Rachel McAdams to Chris Rock. The #RedCarpetRedefined collection comes from ABC's On the Red Carpet and Lexus and let's me lend my voice to sharing some inspirational narratives!
You can watch a few episodes here:
When I visited my friend in Chicago for a couple days, we took full advantage of the city's photogenic sites. The architecture commands your attention, but the strong winds reminded you to layer up and put a hat on!
I hosted a live-stream video series at Odysseo by Cavalia for ABC7 in Irvine, CA. Witnessing 65 horses perform epic choreography with human performers during the show was straight-up captivating. Meeting some of the four-legged stars and walking onstage afterwards made the experience even wilder!
Suited up for a day at the beach with my camera-conquering compadre Taren. We wanted to take a series of photos that were both dapper and playful - so I ended up in a suit on the beach!
Side note: When Taren tells you to jump in a random sand hole, you do it. And you trust that she's got a dope vision in mind. Because she does.