Here's an opportunity to learn more about the people who bring you the news every day on News On 6. Taylor Newcomb is on the scene, on the story every weekday as a News On 6 MMJ, or multimedia journalist. That means she usually shoots, writes and edits her own stories.
1. What was your first job in television news?
My first job in television was in Wichita Falls, TX. I was the weekend anchor and producer, and I reported during the week. When I was in school, I never saw myself doing news. I always thought I'd be a sports girl! But, when I was looking for jobs, I already had a couple friends working at (what would become) my first station. So, I took a chance, tried it, and ended up loving it! Wichita Falls not only gave me the opportunity to learn how to do three jobs, I made wonderful friends, got a dog, and ate some AWESOME food. Shoutout to Opa's Schnitzel House and Pho Cafe!
2. You have 15 minutes of free time, what do you do?
There are equal chances I will try to sneak in a nap (naps are life), turn a few pages in whatever book I'm reading at the time, or find a coffee shop to fuel my never-ending addiction to caffeine. If my dog, Poppy, is around, I'll probably try to convince her to cuddle with me and she'll probably have zero interest.
3. What’s in the console of your car?
Pretty sure I have some old "burned" CDs from high school which no doubt contain a weird mix of songs like "Party in the USA" and "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles. I went through an intense Beatles phase which may or may not still be happening. I'd also bet there's an abandoned tube of lip gloss or two and a pair of forgotten sunglasses. My console is not a place I travel to often.
4. What’s your hidden talent?
I'm a baller at getting items off of high shelves. At 6'2", there aren't many shelves TOO tall for Tall Taylor. I also sang "You're So Vain" at a karaoke night once and I'm pretty sure I killed it.
5. What was your high school mascot?
Jenks Trojan here! I moved to Jenks my sophomore year of high school and was a proud member of the Lady Trojans basketball team. Even moving to Jenks later in my high school career, I somehow still found a way to hate Union (no offense, Union people...it's all in good fun!) and finish my senior year with an ungodly amount of maroon clothing.
6. How would you describe Tulsa to someone who’s never been here?
I find that when a friend from out of town visits, they always say, "Wow, I had no idea Tulsa was this cool!" or "Tulsa has so much more to offer than I expected!" So, that's basically what I tell people. Tulsa is an ever-evolving, artsy, gorgeous city with delicious food, a unique mix of people, and plenty of fun stuff to do. Tulsa is COOL, y'all! Help spread the word.