So…I parted ways with the title “Anchor Mom.” The blog is still here…it’s still the same…but I felt like it was necessary that I change the title.
I got several emails from people asking me why…one woman said, “it’s who you are!”
Well — that’s just the thing. I’ve never been one for labels…and that is exactly what I did to myself…I made myself “Anchor Mom.” I am more than an anchor. I am more than a mom.
I think that label pigeon-holed me. I was often hit with a lot of assumptions that I didn’t have the “chops” to cover politics. I remember when I was at the Iowa Caucus, I got an email that said: “I was surprised to see you doing that story.” I’ve received a lot of those emails over the years. There has always been an underlying tone from people that I should cover the “mommy” stuff…the light-hearted fluff news…the luncheons and breakfast meetings.
Yes I am a woman. Yes I am a mom. But I’m also a journalist with a college degree…many years of experience from the trenches on up…and a couple of Emmys.
Luckily I work for a company who knows that I have the “chops” to cover ALL news.
So a little tweak was necessary for my soul. Because let’s be honest…my blogs aren’t always light and fluffy 😉
So goodbye to “AnchorMom”…
It’s time to go Off Script…