Posts Tagged ‘Ed Flynn’
We often talk about the darnedest things while on our way to cover stories. For some reason, cameraman Sean Gibbons and I started talking about pandas. I think it’s because we passed a Panda Express before we got to our location. Sean asked why pandas on loan from China always have double names like “Tian Tian” at the National Zoo in Washington D.C.
We didn’t spend much time discussing why. We decided to assign panda names to some of our co-workers.
Me = “Loo Loo”, Sean Gibbons = “Sean Sean”, Sondra Solarte = “Sol Sol”, Ed Flynn = “Flynn Flynn”, Matt Butterfield = “Butt Butt” and Patrick Elwood = “Pat Pat”.
Then, there’s cameraman Stewart Orlin. He’s incredibly witty, intelligent and somewhat shy. He’s also got an extremely wry sense of humor. After conferring with Sean and Ed, we decided that Stewart’s panda name just couldn’t conform with the others. He’s “Tom”. What’s your panda name?
For the past few years, I’ve organized the annual “Good Day Chicago” Secret Santa gift exchange at Fox Chicago. For awhile, we jokingly said “SANTA” should stand for: Secret and Non-denominational Transfer of Assets. It’s politically correct, ‘eh? Whatever. It’s our annual opportunity to thank every hardworking member of our staff for all they do all year. It takes quite a team to put on a newscast and most work behind-the-scenes. So I want to share and show off some of these beautiful people.
Sorry for all the blurry pictures – technically difficulties with my digital camera. (I think Santa is bringing a new one!)
Also, thanks to my pal Mike Pirozzoli of Wing Stop on N. Milwaukee for providing all the yummy food.