It’s time to say goodbye-Tier Wootson

This past semester has blinked before my eyes. I have learned so much at WLTZ that I will apply to my life and career, throughout this year.

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Through my classes at school, I have been able to not only apply but expand my knowledge of what I already knew, or be told the truth about the business. I want to stay with WLTZ and see if I can be moved to a different area and be apart of another show. I love the morning show and everyone on it, but I’m ready for something new.

Ironically I have been approached about possible doing radio, which will be something very new to me but something that I have been thinking about for awhile, a lot of tv personalities started off in radio and worked their way up to tv, so I don’t know what I am going to do, but I’m excited for the future.

One thing that I have learned and cherished throughout this process is you have to love your job more than you love the money. I have said this throughout my life and throughout this past I have been tested for my love of television because I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly.

I am excited for what’s to come , but you know what they always say, as one door closes another one opens.

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Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza-Tier Wootson

Easter is here and it’s time to go hunting!

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Adam Pugh from the Rock Ranch, came all the way down to talk to Dj Chip about their annual Easter egg hunt. This year they hid a whopping 40,000 eggs, across the enormous field that they have. Mr.Pugh said that they would be expecting over 4,000 kids plus their family members. He said they will have zip lining along with many other different activities that the kids and families can do, along with plenty of food to eat.

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He went on to say that every kid in Muscogee County went home with a free ticket for the Rock Ranch which could be used all the way up until July. It’s crazy to think that Easter is already here, which means school is almost over. Mr.Pugh was one of my first guest I booked for Dj Chip so it’s always a blessing and privilege to have him come onto the show.

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STOP BACK UP-Tier Wootson

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Premier Martial Arts came on the show to show Dj Chip and the lovely people at home different ways they can protect themselves. What I enjoy about my internship is that I’m constantly learning something other than TV stuff. Charlton, grey shirt, was telling Dj Chip that 80% of attacks are from someone you know, and that most of them are domestic. When they said that I was very surprised because I knew that some attacks came from people that we know but not that many. When I watch the news, I hardly hear that the victim new their attacker. I’m not saying it doesn’t happen, just saying I was surprised and hardly hear about it, so it was nice to learn something new.

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Zach, black shirt, then showed Dj Chip some maneuvers that are simple yet effective to stop an attacker. It’s hard to describe the move but one thing I can describe is his yelling. They said if you ever get attacked to yell and say, “STOP, BACK UP” because 9/10, the attacker is scared to and doesn’t want attention on them and by yelling, hopefully you will capture someone’s attention.

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They proceeded to do another example, stressing to always yell, and that in May they are doing a free seminar for self defense on the 3rd. They said if this is the only martial arts class you ever take to still come and learn some basic moves, that could save your life.

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Center Stage-Tier Wootson

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For the first time while being here at WLTZ, I’ve met a potential guest who has stage fright. They ended up rescheduling to gain more courage to face the camera. No matter how nervous I am before I get on camera, as soon as action in called my nerves goes away.

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I’ve been here for 8 months now and I’ve never seen Kirsten, Miller, or Dj Chip get nervous while on camera. Since our guest re-scheduled, Dj Chip ended up helping Miller out with the weather and having some fun. I think that’s the key to ending stage fright. When you have fun with what you do, you don’t think about the logistics, you just concentrate on having fun and slowly but surely the fear or nerves start to go away.

I think about whenever that time comes for me to take the stage, how will it be. All I know is when you love what you do and you have passion for it, all your fears and never will go away. Whenever our guest gains the courage to face center-stage, I will tell them to have fun and be themselves, after all in show-biz that’s all you can be!

Act Like A Lady- Think Like A Boss-Tier Wootson

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As I was shooting “Chip’s World”, I was thinking to myself, how is being behind the camera really going to help me get in front of the camera? But then I remembered everything works for a purpose. I have learned a lot about the media world at WLTZ, and over the last couple of weeks it has further more made me realize I am exactly where I need to be in the moment and time in my life.

I have learned that patience is not a virtue. This has taught me that I want to be the one being asked what time can you do an interview on Friday. I want to be the one that says, ” Tier Wootson how may I help you.” There is a lot of power when one is the boss, but everything must work together as one. Considering I am going to have my own production company one day, I know what my future employees will go through, and I have to encourage them that their time will come for them to shine but in the meantime, work hard, pay your dues, keep the faith, and everything will work out. So while I wait, I’m going to Act Like A Lady but Think Like A Boss.

Uptown Columbus Jam Fest -Tier Wootson

For “Chip’ World” we had Elizabeth Hurst from Uptown Columbus come on to the show and discuss what was going on in Uptown Columbus. She spoke about the Market days on Broadway and how they go all the way until November. So if you really into organic and fresh foods this is the place where you need to be. She also taught about the Uptown Concert series and how every Friday for the next two months you can go downtown and see your local favorite band play for free!!!!

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Now we couldn’t start off the week without having some mishaps. Everyone has heard of the Monday blues but we had a Tuesday blues. There were a lot of things going on that day particular when employees may oversleep on accident. Now we have all had that day where we didn’t here our alarm, but in show-biz it is quite interesting because when you call to see where they are, it’s like they are in a dream and forgot what day it was. Everything worked out and he made it to the show. So remember if you want to get your party on Friday go downtown and enjoy some free entertainment and on Saturday wake up and check out the great items at the Market.

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California Dream-Spring Break 2k14 – Tier Wootson

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As many of you all know I want to become an E! News corespondent, and last week I got a glimpse of what my future will be. For spring break, I went to LA, and ironically the Oscars were happening while I was there. So my roommate and I went to the Oscars and got to see all my favorite starts from Kerry Washington, Zac Efron, Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Lupita, and of course Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. To top everything off I was spotted on the red carpet through E!’s live stream on eonline.com.

I have never seen so many cops/security in one area before. There had to be a least 200-300 officers/body guards. As I was waiting for the red carpet to start I saw local news cast trying to make there way in, but security wouldn’t let them because they had to go through proper security searches. Due to the fact that I want this to be my life, I witness the set up of the Oscars and how they get the red carpet ready for the stars. It was easily the best experience I have had with the Entertainment Business thus far.

I also did a lot of site seeing hoping I would meet celebrities, but it seems that everyone left Hollywood after the Oscars. In the above photos are me at the Oscars, the infamous Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Hollywood Wax Museum, and me placing my hand on the handprint of the one and only, Michael Jackson. This was easily the best spring break ever and I have learned that there are many people out there trying to do the same thing I am, so I have to work 10x as hard to make sure I accomplish my dreams. It was surreal coming back to regular life, school, internship, and work. I can’t wait to become a California girl-living her California dream!

California King Snake: Conquering Fears-Tier Wootson-WLTZ

This week we had Mrs. Jan Kent from our very own CSU Oxbow Meadows. She brought some friends with her. She brought a shell of a tortoise and a California King Snake. If you want to go see the tortoises, you need to hurry up. They will only be here for a limited time. As she was on air she said the California King eats other snakes, particularly venomous. If you all didn’t know, I am highly scared of snakes, especially after watching movies like Anaconda and Snakes On a Plane. California King Snakes have teeth, but only bite when they feel threaten.20140226-145802.jpg

After the show, I wanted to semi-conquer my fear of snakes, so I decided to hold him.  DJ Chip was taking a video, which I didn’t know, of me conquering my fear. I felt so proud of myself to conquer my fear, especially in an atmosphere that is geared towards news and not wild life. I have experienced and learned a lot here, but I am most proud of this moment because it was a personal victory that I can check off my bucket list.20140226-145754.jpg

If you all would like to go to Oxbow Meadows to see some wild life, they are located at 3535 South Lumpkin. RD. They are open Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm. Admission is free.

WLTZ – Wild Game Dinner – Tier Wootson

We had Pastor Keenan Franklin from First Baptist Church come onto Chip’s World, to talk about their annual Wild Game Dinner. At first I thought Mr.Keenan was going to miss the first segment of the show because his GPS took him everywhere around the world to get to us. I’m glad he did make it because we had nothing prepared for backup. The Wild Game Dinner is an opportunity for the community to come together and fellowship, while eating deer and quail. Mr.Keenan said, “this is good eating.” There will be a local artist there to perform and put on show for everyone in attendance. For those who don’t eat wild game, have no fear, there will be chicken fingers and other food for you to eat. The Wild Game dinner is March 6th and it starts at 6pm.

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Mr.Keenan was a joy to have, but as I was talking to him, he mentioned how this is a cool and wonderful experience for me to have. I sat back and took the picture above of our producer and time keeper. Seeing them work every morning to make sure the show runs smoothly and how to the handle unexpected turn of events is admirable. As the months have past, I forgotten how much this experience has taught me and the doors this will open for my future career. As a college student life can become very hectic, but you always have to slow down and be thankful for the blessing The Lord has given you. So I am very thankful to be an intern for WLTZ. They have taught/continue to teach me knew things, each and everyday.

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Black History Month-Tier Wootson

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As we all know it is Black History Month. For our morning show, WLTZ First News Today, our anchor Kirsten, wanted to do a quote of the day. She put me in charge of it. I was very excited to be able to put my creative side to use. Even though it is a simple task, it means a lot to me personally. Because I am African American, I take pride in my culture’s history and all that we have accomplished. Like some of the examples above, people from Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Thurgood Marshall have played significant
roles in the African American History and creating opportunities that were not available in the past.

I wanted to do something new and different and not just concentrate on well known civil rights activists but also the people that most people don’t even know about. I haven’t done this person yet, but Hattie Mcdaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940, for her role of Mammy in Gone With The Wind. I want the daily quotes to inspire the people reading them. I like to choose photos that tell a story by itself. I love Rosa Parks picture because it stands by itself. When choosing colors to contrast with the picture, I can’t just think about how it looks in front of me but also on the TV screen. When I first started making these they were not sending through correctly, so I had to make sure the format was correct.

As I stated early it means a lot to me to have this opportunity to do this and continue to educate our audience on Black History.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman