6 Things You Didn't Know About News On 6 Anchor Meagan Farley
TULSA, Oklahoma -
We think you'd like to get to know the members of the News On 6 team a little better. That's why we've started this feature NewsOn6.com as a way to share more information about the people who bring you the news every day. Next up is anchor Meagan Farley. Meagan anchors the weekend newscasts for News On 6 and she works as a reporter during the week.
1. What was your first job in television news?
My first job in television news was with ABC News in NYC. I worked as a desk assistant for the early morning broadcast World News Now. I met my mentor, Ron Corning (now morning anchor at WFAA in Dallas), at ABC and he convinced me to take a producer position in Topeka, Kansas in order to get my “on air” career off the ground. I accepted the producer position in Topeka. After four years, I had moved up to primary anchor with KSNT. I haven't looked back since! I love the people in this part of the country.
2. You have 15 minutes of free time, what do you do?
I take my dog child, Frankie, for a walk around downtown Tulsa. She is almost 6 years old and moved with me to four different states in the last 5 years. She was born in Kansas and I like to think she enjoys being closer to “home”. I can't get enough of the architecture in downtown Tulsa so I take advantage of any opportunity to get out and take in the sights.
3. What's in the console of your car?
Chapstick – original flavor.
Yankee Candle scented sticks you can put in you're AC vents (Pink Sands scent).
A few random boy band CDs ( see below).
4. What's your hidden talent?
This might only be hidden to folks who haven't known me for long. I know every word to every Backstreet Boys song ever produced. I also went on a Backstreet Boys cruise a few years back. I have no shame in my undying love for AJ, Nick, Howie, Kevin and Brian. I cry like a child at the concerts (of which I've been to many) and I don't turn down the volume as I sing along at red lights.
5. What was your high school mascot?
I went to an all girls Catholic High School in Baltimore. We didn't have a mascot. Our sports teams went by the NDP Blazers. We were good at field hockey and lacrosse and I didn't participate in either one. The only sports I ever attempted were badminton and rugby, but those didn't last long and rugby horrified me. I was more of a theater and newspaper girl.
6. How would you describe Tulsa to someone who's never been here?
This is the greatest city I've ever lived in. I can say that having experienced 7 cities since moving from NJ in 9th grade. There is something about this place that makes it so special and I can't put my finger on anything specific. The people here are friendly and gracious. The city is booming and the music and arts scene is so diverse. Honestly, I wasn't sure what to think about moving back to this area but as soon as I came out for my interview, I was sold. I've never been happier with my new community and my new co-workers. I feel truly blessed every day. Now, my life goal is to get my baby sister to move here from NYC. She says it's too hot…
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