20 years ago this month, I ditched the alarm clock and became a night owl. I was anchoring Eyewitness News Daybreak with Mika Brzezinski when I got the call to sit alongside Gayle King on Eyewitness News at 5:30, which thankfully had a PM after it. Mika and I had been friends since we were first hired at WFSB in 1992, but had only recently become co-anchors. Just a few months before, she’d been tapped to replace Virginia Cha as my early morning partner and we were just getting our groove when I was promoted.
I anchored with Gayle at 5:30 until 1999, when she left WFSB for O Magazine. We had some fun times together and thanks to the Channel 3 viewers, some great ratings, too. Working nights meant sleeping in, but that ended when Kara and I were blessed with our children. Now, I’m just a sleep-deprived night owl.