October 31st, 2011 at 2:11 pm by under Uncategorized

To introduce D’Buzz to everyone, Janine and I went out around the circle to meet with fellow Hoosiers to see if they could say it. We met some very nice people along the way that were so nice to be a part of this. The most memorable would have to be those guys from Japan! They were such good sports about the whole thing and even liked my Facebook page afterwords! Good thing I was familiar about Facebook because it was all in Japanese. All in all, it was such a great experience, not only great weather, but having the opportunity to introduce myself to the public face-to-face!


The Zone

September 22nd, 2011 at 12:31 pm by under Face of MyINDY-TV

 

Everyone keeps asking me, “What is The Zone?” To answer your question, The Zone is high school sports! Since Fall is upon us, that means football!! MyINDY-TV 23 along with WISH-TV 8 find the exciting game of the week and visit that school! There have been three Friday night games so far, two Horseshoe Classics at Lucas Oil Stadium and they have been a blast! The school spirit that the fans show has blown my mind! The Zone wraps up every Friday night at 11PM on WISH-TV with highlights and scores from around central Indiana. So if you just happen to be at your high school, past or present, and see The Zone crew come say hi! You could score a Zone t-shirt if you do! See you guys on the field!

 


My First Show

September 7th, 2011 at 3:18 pm by under Uncategorized

So this is my very first blog!! Big thanks to Jason for showing me how to do this – hopefully I will make him proud!

I wanted to share with you my first co-hosting experience on Indy Style! After a whirlwind night of our live show to announce the next Face of MyINDY-TV, it was right to work the next morning! Still in shock from winning, I arrived bright and early to start my new job! What should I wear? What do I say? How do I interact with all the guests? These questions were plaguing my mind all morning! As soon as I walked on set I was greeted by Chef Jim from the Mucky Duck and Peggy the producer. Chef is a character making you laugh at anything and everything and Peggy was so nice to put me right at ease. What an amazing show to be part of! Everyone makes you feel right at home and have to give props to Andi Hauser! She made it seem like we were the best of friends just talking on a Friday night about what’s going on! Was there a camera even there? :) I want to truly thank everyone at Indy Style for making my first day one I will never forget!

 


My First Emmy!

June 23rd, 2011 at 1:21 pm by under Face of MyINDY-TV

Last weekend was amazing! Not only was I blessed enough to experience my first Emmy nomination this year for my work as the Face of MyINDY-TV… I won! The regional Emmys awards ceremony took place in Cleveland on June 11th. I took home the Emmy in the “Outstanding Talent – Host” category and I’m still in shock… the ceremony was a new experience for me and it was inspirational to be around so many talented media professionals. I also had the pleasure of meeting legendary meteorologist Dick Goddard. MyINDY-TV took home trophies in all three categories we were nominated in… I love working for such a great station!

 


COLOR The Runway!

February 17th, 2011 at 11:09 am by under Face of MyINDY-TV

Sooooo… I’m super excited because a really cool event is happening in Indy this Sunday!

Students from all over the city are coming together, partnered with industry professionals, for a cultural explosion of music, dance, fashion and art.

The event is going to showcase our community’s cultural diversity and the talents of area young people as they pursue their dreams against all odds.

Fight the Wackness and the COLORS program are putting on the event and I will definitely be in the house!

If you’d like to buy tickets to support and hang out, here’s some info:

COLOR THE RUNWAY
SUN, FEB 20
IUPUI CAMPUS CENTER ROOM 450
317-401-9225


IT’S 2011: Woohoo!!

January 3rd, 2011 at 1:24 pm by under Uncategorized

Happy new year y’all! I’m so excited to kick off 2011… 2010 flew by and was full of blessings for me–including landing my gig as the new Face of MyINDY-TV. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store. :-)

As far as resolutions… I have a ton (don’t we all?) but I’ll let you in on one that everyone will get to follow along with as I (if all goes as planned!) progress: GUITAR!

I started lessons with Fishers Guitar this past autumn and love it. I can be a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to practicing (anything, lol) but I’ll keep you updated and maybe even get some behind-the-scenes footage of my lessons… practice sessions… and dare I say, performance? I’ll have to work my way up to that one! (Way up…)

Well, anyhoo, hope your new year celebration was as awesome as mine–can’t wait to mix and mingle with even more of Indy in 2011!

Over and out!
Z


A Quick (Unexpected) Lesson on Love!

December 16th, 2010 at 12:59 pm by under Face of MyINDY-TV

WOW. I volunteered at the Salvation Army’s Toy Shop today… I helped those less fortunate shop for free gifts to give to their children on Christmas day. In addition to the awesome feeling of giving to others I learned a little (unexpected) lesson on love!

While I was there, I came across an older gentleman who was also volunteering. The man, who looked to be in his 60s smiled brightly & said, “There goes my bride!” pointing to an older woman.

I said, “Newlyweds? Congrats!”

The man replied, “Nope–been married 15 years!”

“Geez, that gives me hope for a quintessential love.”, I responded.

“It exists! As long as there’s life, there’s hope..”, he said.

I can’t wait to have a husband who looks at me after years of marriage and still sees the bride he stood before on his wedding day. ♥

-Z


Santa Slam 2010!

December 10th, 2010 at 1:40 pm by under Face of MyINDY-TV

Last Thursday was the 10th annual Santa Slam concert put on by Radio Now 100.9–they were kind enough to hook me up with a backstage pass!

Carly, an intern, and I hung out backstage to watch the show and got some really cool interviews with 5-time Grammy nominee B.o.B. (aka Bobby Ray) (“Nothin’ On You”, “Airplanes”, “Don’t Let Me Fall”), Mike Posner (“Cooler Than Me”), Marianas Trench and teen heartthrob Cody Simpson!

Check out some of our pics from the concert, and be sure to check out the actual interviews here: Santa Slam 2010.


Purchase Tickets to See ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ on the Big Screen!

November 29th, 2010 at 3:36 pm by under Uncategorized

Nothing says the holidays like Jimmy Stewart in the 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life! Bring your friends and family Downtown to view this classic movie on the big screen. In the spirit of giving, you’ll definitely earn your “angel wings” Dec. 2! All proceeds will benefit Downtown Beautification, helping to keep your city clean, green and vibrant!

United Artists Circle Centre 9 Theatre presents “It’s A Wonderful Life”
Benefiting Indianapolis Downtown Beautification!

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010

5 – 6:30 p.m. – silent auction & free appetizers
6:30 p.m. – It’s a Wonderful Life screening

$5 – includes movie ticket & all festivities
United Artists Theatre – Circle Centre – 49 W. Maryland St.
Purchase tickets at the theatre or online at www.fandango.com.

Grab some great deals and holiday gifts at the silent auction. Items include gift certificates to some of Downtown’s best restaurants, hotels, attractions and more! And know your contributions are going to a great cause: Indianapolis Downtown Beautification. We’ll see you there Dec. 2!


Tailgating at DUNAWAY’S!!

November 2nd, 2010 at 12:02 pm by under Uncategorized

OMG! Had an awesome time last night at Dunaway’s… it’s an amazing restaurant in downtown Indy on S. East St. They have a real cool rooftop area for eating in warm weather and their tailgating food was amazing… tiny little burgers fresh off the grill, topped with a Parmesan garlic butter spread were my faves of the night!

I held a paper-football-flicking contest and the winner walked away with a one-of-a-kind Colts prize pack that included an autographed football, $50 gift certificate to Dunaway’s, and official Colts’ and MyINDY-TV gear!!

Executive Chef Jason Alexander showed us an awesome time and we’ll definitely be back soon! Be sure to “Like” my Facebook fan page for your chance to win in the future and follow me at Twitter.com/FaceofMyINDY! ;-)