Warning: this post has no redeemable value, other than how it points to my potential for being a cyberstalker. And, it amuses me.
So anyway, one of the fun things about living in Central Oregon is watching the Z21 news (or NewsChannel 21, or whatever the hell they’re calling it these days) and, well, making fun of the on-air talent, especially the ones that are just starting out.
See, our little local station here is pretty much bottom of the rung, as I understand it, for journalists who want to have a career on television. They typically get hired right out of college and Z21 becomes the training ground within which they learn the trade and work like dogs so that they can move up the ladder. And when a Z21 reporter gets their wings, they leave Z21 and pop up somewhere else, like Eugene.
Maybe you see where I’m going with this. At any rate, Libby Beaubien, one of said newscasters, recently disappeared from the news and I figured she’d moved on. Yep. She surfaced on KESQ News Channel 3 in Palm Springs, California, under the name Elizabeth Beaubien. Seems like it’s a good move, though I wonder if the name “Libby” was too colloquial for the station. Anyway, the part of this that amuses me the most is comparing the KESQ highly-staged, over-colored photo with this much more down-to-earth candid one:
Hey, it’s all good. Just remember though, folks, the internet sees and remembers all.