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.