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Twitterview with Elizabeth Ries, @elizabethries

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Twitterview with Elizabeth Ries, @elizabethries

Good morning everyone! Are you ready to follow the Twitterview of @elizabethries? Lets see how she's doing today!

Elizabeth: Hi @JoelECarlson and everyone! Thanks for taking the time to check out my Twitterview!

Good morning @elizabethries! :) How's the morning going for you so far? Working on prep for today's show?

Elizabeth: Morning is great so far...taking my dog Henry on a shoot today for @twincities_live. @JoelECarlson

Sounds like fun! I'm guessing you've brought dog treats just in case? :) To start off then, where did you grow up?

Elizabeth: haha, always have a stash. I grew up in Apple Valley. Go Eagles! :)

So you know MN well. :) When did the desire to do TV hit you, and how did you progress to get to @twincities_live?

Elizabeth: I knew I wanted to work in TV from a young age..about 13. I went through a mentorship program at AVHS. My mentor was...

Amelia Santaniello at @WCCOBreaking. She was a great teacher & influence! Went to UW-Madison and did internships.

I had anchor/reporter jobs in Duluth, Green Bay and Minneapolis before getting the job at @twincities_live.

Mentors are so helpful in life! You also do "Dirt Alerts" for @mytalk1071. Had you done radio work before?

Elizabeth: I filled in on mornings at an oldies radio station in Green Bay for a while, but that's all. Radio is a blast!

Beyond video vs audio, how do you see TV and radio work being different from each other? Why do you enjoy radio?

Elizabeth: Radio is more free-flowing and laid back...and on @mytalk1071 there's lots of time to chat! plus, no makeup needed! :)

I'm lucky to get to do both for locally owned stations

A nice balance of fun! How long have you been on @twincities_live, and do you miss reporting on hard news much?

Elizabeth: I've been on @twincities_live almost 3 years. I don't miss hard news...although I appreciate what I learned thru it.

Besides working together, do you and @EmilyEngberg and @Johntcl of @twincities_live do much after-hours together?

Elizabeth: Definitely! @EmilyEngberg and @Johntcl are my great friends. We love going to see Em's husband @Dustin_Lee perform.

That's great! When you have down time, what kinds of things do you enjoy doing? Do you explore Mpls/St.Paul much?

Elizabeth: Absolutely! Mostly through food. Then I work out :) And @twincities_live is the best way to find out what's happening!

When viewers tell me they did something they saw on @twincities_live it's the most rewarding thing.

So are you more of a baker or a cook? What's on your menu for this week?

Elizabeth: Love both! The @twincities_live ate brownies I made yesterday. I'm obsessed with poaching eggs right now...

My sister @JennyMRies makes quinoa, veggies and tops with a poached egg all the time. I need to make that this week!

Great idea! I've had quinoa, but not like that. :) Thanks for your time today Elizabeth, and have a great show!

Elizabeth: Thanks @JoelECarlson! It was great to Tweet with you! And for the record...I'm fully Pinterest obsessed now!

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in Permalink


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Joel E. CarlsonMNMO Twitterviews are led by @JoelECarlson of Sociability, a social media consulting services and community management company in Minnesota. He is very active in the social media community and has conducted over 300 Twitterviews with people like Elizabeth Ries and John Hanson of Twin Cities Live, Frank Vascellaro of WCCO-TV, Genevieve Gorder of HGTV, and Rebecca Jarvis of CBS' The Early Show. He truly enjoys connecting with new people and places and sharing their story with others.


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