Hey, have you noticed we have a new reporter? He is Ty Brennan and I want you to get to know him.
My first impressions: He is always smiling and he's extremely polite. Ty, you can drop the "yes ma'am" next time we talk on air, but I think you're mom would be very proud of you!
Anyway, here's a Q and A with Ty, who has been at KTVB for three weeks now.
I'm extremely grateful for the amazing photographers and editors at KTVB. At my last station we were what we call "one man band reporters." That means I would shoot all my own video, conduct all the interviews and then I'd have to write and edit it. I've learned a ton from our awesome staff in the short time that I've been here.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love to run -- I know that doesn't sound like fun to some, but for me it's a great way to relax. My goal is to run a marathon. I've got some catching up to do in my family, because my sister's already run one marathon and two half marathons. I also love to travel. My dad was an airline pilot, so I think I caught the travel bug from him.
What do you want to explore next time you have a day off?
Time off? What's that? Kidding-for the past couple of weeks I've been moving, so I haven't gotten a chance to explore my new city, but I'm looking forward to exploring downtown and also running along the greenbelt.
Tell us about your family?
I've got an awesome family! I have an older sister (13 years difference between us) she has two boys, 9-year-old Paxton and 8-year-old Pierson. My mom retired after running a successful clothing manufacturing company and my dad is a private pilot.
Why did you decide to become a journalist?
I get bored easily. Being a TV journalist means you come into work everyday not knowing where you're going, who you're meeting or what the day may bring. That's the part I love the most, not one day is exactly like the other.
Where was your last market and what do you most remember about that job?
I came from KPVI, the NBC affiliate in Pocatello, Idaho. I did everything there-- from producing, anchoring and even morning weather! The best part of the job there were my awesome co-workers and friends that I met in those two years.
Tell us something about you that we wouldn't know if we hadn't done this interview?
At the age of 17 I got my private pilot license. I don't get to use it as much as I'd like, but I am hoping to get some time to explore Southwest Idaho from the skies!
Another interesting fact about Ty, he is bilingual. Ty studied abroad in Spain and Mexico. If you'd like to ask Ty some more questions, just email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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