Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Interview on News Channel 8 WROC

I am so grateful to have had the chance to speak about my experiences as Miss Greater Rochester 2010 on the midday newscast last week on News Channel 8 WROC.

It has been my mission since the Miss New York pageant this past summer to focus on building the organization that has given me so much and have been actively searching for ways to promote MGR in an effort of reaching new contestants and sponsors. I reached out to the various media in Rochester and was thrilled to hear a response from sunrise and noon newscast reporter, Katrina Irwin, almost immediately!

Katrina welcomed me to News Channel 8 WROC with open arms. She gave me a forum to speak about my experiences as Miss Greater Rochester 2010 and about the search for my successor. I talked about how wonderful the Miss America Organization is with its emphasis on service and scholarship and how my time in the organization has allowed me to become the woman I am today. I am so thankful for the opportunity to reach out to the Greater Rochester Area and would like to thank Katrina for asking such intelligent, provoking, and positive questions. She absolutely allowed and encouraged me to shine in the best of light!

It was a great feeling to leave the news station and see my efforts already paying off-we had an inquiry email about the upcoming pageant from a viewer before we were even out of the parking lot! Power of the media, folks!