Mix 94.1’s “Little Known Facts” about Daybreak’s Meredith Keller
If you're an early riser, then you have probably watched Meredith Keller on ProNews 7's 'Daybreak.' Meredith has known that she has wanted to be in journalism since the age of 15. Not only does she host 'Daybreak' Monday through Friday from 5:30am-7pm, but also the noon news and is currently in college to get her Master's Degree. We caught up with Meredith to find out some "Little Known Facts."
"When I was in High School, I was in an all-girl punk rock band, called 'SMAK.' It stood for Suzanne, Meredith, Alissa and Kala. Those were the names of the girls in the band."
"Learn all the facets of the business. Learn to write, produce, etc. Become a 'one-man band.' By doing this you will appreciate the process more. There is no such thing as a 'superstar in the newsroom' anymore, so learn to be humble."
"Meeting all the people on the show (Daybreak) and going out to places and meeting and talking with people. I like that people feel comfortable enough with me to approach me and tell me about there events and through television I can help them. Doing Daybreak I have the luxury to show more of my personality and I think it connects with the viewers."
"During my first year, I did a report on the 'CMN Pirates in the Canyon event.' I am terrified of heights, but to make the story more compelling, I went up in a hot air balloon to get the story. So, I had to get over my fear of heights."
In College for Campus Speech. I received a News Reporting award from the National Broadcasting Society. Also, in High School I was the MVP in Tennis."
"My Mom is an art professor, so I enjoy painting, it's very relaxing. I love photography and photo editing. Learning to enjoy cooking and although it's not a hobby, but more of an addiction, I love shopping.
"He has been deployed five times with two tours in Afghanistan, Kuwait, South America and Iraq. As a matter of fact, next Wednesday he is going to Virginia for his graduation from 'Master's of War,' which is a war college. Currently he is a Colonel and is working towards General. My dad is a big Boy Scout."
"People may be surprised to know that, if I need to, I can get ready in the morning in fifteen minutes. That includes hair and makeup. I learn to do that so I can maximize my sleep."
"A Swiss army (pocket) knife, a butane lighter and MRE (Meals Ready to Eat)."
"People have asked me to sign articles of clothing, like hats and shirts. I am always asked what time do I get up in the morning for Daybreak (3am) and when I speak at functions and ask the audience for questions, usually the first one is if I am single and would I like to date their grandson."
"I would love to have been a fashion designer, because I enjoy being creative. The downside is I would have to learn to sew. I am awful at sewing."