Archive for August, 2008

Moving Day

August 25, 2008

Well, I write this blog from NY. My wife and I are packing up this weekend and the movers load the truck as we get ready to head south. (Our apartment is at 79th and Amesterdam Ave, Manhattan.)

Moving makes my stomach kinda queezy. But honestly, it must be much worse for my wife. I move from job to job and fortunately she has come along for the ride.

This will be, let me count, I think our eighth move since we’ve been married. Let me count it up.

Dayton to Charlotte

Charlotte to Tampa

Tampa to Philly

Philly to Portland, Maine

Portland to Hartford

Hartford to St. Petersburg

St. Pete to NYC

NYC to Atlanta.

I’m lucky. Very lucky. We’ve been married 31 years and we have two boys.

One’s off the payroll and working in Burbank, Ca. (he’s sorta in the business.)

The youngest is at NYU. He’s doing college in 3 years and major in bio chemistry with plans for a PHd.

We’ve downsized over the past few years. But it’s still sobering to watch your posessions go into boxes and head to a truck.

In future blogs I’ll write about our plans for WGCL, daily news making decisions and how we’re part of an industry in transition.

Feel free to email me your questions:

steve.schwaid@cbs46.com

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Welcome to Atlanta

August 16, 2008

You might say I’m the new guy in town. My wife and I are moving here from New York. I’ve spent the last 10 years working for NBCU in New York. There was something great about working at 30 Rock when I started. But after a few years it kind of wears on you.

Mind you I grew up in NY. But it’s one of those cities where you’re always on. Sometimes you just want to kick back, relax and chill. That can be a little tough in NY. True, it’s the city that never sleeps and you can always find a store open to sell you milk, ice cream, gourmet foods or anthing else you want.

However, I’m fiinding Atlanta has a tremendous amount to offer and I’m really looking forward to it. We’re renting an apartment in the midtown area. It’s just the two of us know. Our oldest son is “off the payroll” and the other one is graduating college this year and will be heading off to grad school. (Je’s going to study Bio Organic Chemistry. He DIDN’T get it from me. My wife has the brains. I work in TV where we often joke “this isn’t brain surgery.)

Many of you may not be familiar with CBS46 TV. My hope and goal is where going to change that.

I hope through this blog to be able to talk about how we select and cover stories. I’ll write about our strategies and the challenges we face as journalists.

This is also your chance to ask me questions, offer suggestions and comment on what we’re doing.

I’ll post the appropriate questions here along with my answers and opions.

So feel free to check in a couple of times a week and provide feedback.

I’m looking forward to it.

 

Steve Schwaid

Director of News and Digital Content

CBS46 News and CBS46.com

Steve.Schwaid@CBS46.Com.