Is it odd to have a favorite local news reporter? I don’t know. All I know is that I love Deborah Horne of the Seattle station KIRO 7. I watch the 11 p.m. news on channel 7, as a matter of fact, because I love Deborah Horne.
So, that sounds a little like I’m a crazed stalker, but I’m not. At all. I’m just a fan. (Also, while I’m at it, can I just say how much I loathe standing newscasters? Or newscaster men who don’t wear a tie? Hate it. Please, sit down to report the news! Don’t stand. Don’t stroll. JUST SIT BEHIND A DESK. Unless, of course, you’re reporting live from the scene.)
That is the backstory. Here is the story.
Friday night my husband drove up to Seattle to sit in the audience of a debate held at our church, Mars Hill. Pastor Mark Driscoll and Annie Lobert were debating Deepak Chopra and Carlton Pearson–and it was filmed for “Nightline.” (The debate will air on March 26.) (Topic: Does Satan exist?)
He (my husband, not Satan) was standing outside the church, waiting for the doors to open, when who should appear? (Not Santa and his tiny eight reindeer.) Yes, it was my favorite reporter! Deborah Horne, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News! She interviewed him for the 111 p.m. news–and he actually appeared on the newscast.
But when she approached him, he was shocked and said, “MY WIFE LOVES YOU!” And after the interview, she posed for a picture with him. (I would post it, but my blog is supremely uncooperative when it comes to photos!)
I don’t know if Deborah Horne KIRO 7 Eyewitness News has a fan club, but she should. She totally rocks.
5 thoughts on “Deborah Horne, KIRO 7, Eyewitness News”
Did he invite her for dinner? Did he give her a card with your blog url on it? Is she going to be your new BFF?
When you put in parenthesis that it was (my husband, not Satan) standing outside the church, I cracked up. Thank you for making that distinction.
I like her too. She always seems so down to earth. I read about that panel in the paper, and I would have enjoyed seeing it. What did your husband think of it?
I remember KIRO and KING and KOMO from my childhood days. My Dad and brother appeared on a local show taped back in the early 60s about Foster Children…how weird to see them on TV years ago! And my Dear Hubby appeared on the local news back in the 80s when a reporter approached him as he waited in the car for our kids after school. I think it had something to do with the little girl who was abducted from their middle school, then taken to a rather ‘adult’ motel across the street and raped. What an outrage!!!! Anyway…I digress. I hate ‘folksy’ newscasts where the reporters feel like they have to prove they’re all having fun and are likable. The news is the news. I don’t care if Tom, Dick, and Nancy are best buddies or arch enemies off camera. Just give me the news and do it in a professional manner!!!!
I like Joyce Taylor on King 5 News. I sip coffee and watch Joyce and Brad Goode every weekday morning between 6:00 – 7:00 am. I like that she *kind* of editorializes her reporting with subtle facial changes when she doesn’t agree with something, especially if the news is anti-Christian. I think she could border on the Church Lady from SNL a little 🙂
OOH! Thanks for the heads up– I will be watching that tonight!