ERIN OFF CAMERA: People We Know Are Famous!

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I love seeing local people and places do well.

It’s been a thrill watching Chris Hassel on ESPN.  I keep talking to the TV when I see him.  “Yay!  Way to go!  I know that guy!”

Now I’ll get to do it when I watch ABC.  My friend Jeff Zeleny is joining the network as a Senior Washington Correspondent.  We used to spend a significant amount of time together in the field when we were both on the “cops and courts” beat (Jeff for The Register, me for Channel 5 and Channel 8).  Jeff is an amazing reporter and it will be fun to follow his TV career.  Plus – he’s a Nebraska boy!

Tonight you can see all sorts of Iowa people and places on The Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods”.  I’ve eaten at several of these places (or eaten their products) and they are delicious!  I don’t know if I’d call them “bizarre” but maybe they are to some people.  Regardless – it’s fun to see locals featured on national television.

Don’t forget about seeing Dan and his wife Shannon on HGTV this Thursday night.  You will be amazed by the bedroom remodel done by the crew from West End Salvage.

Happy watching!