Member since May 26, 2009

Stand up to cancer. Hell, kick its ass - I did ;D And wrote a book "Cancer for Christmas" to tell that tale. Growing up in a Navy family, I learned early how to talk my way past a playground beating and into the hearts and minds of kids (and nuns) on both coasts, and Europe too ;) Moved to NY to be an actress, promptly became a bartender - which is the usual show-biz career track. Got lucky when NBC needed to start hiring grrl production techs to avoid getting sued by the gender police, and wound up covering stories across the globe from what I call the front row to the first draft of history: the news business. I had a two-decade career in broadcast news and sports, covering stories for Dateline and Today, presidential campaigns, wars, presidential campaigns that turned into wars, NFL Playoff games, Stanley Cup hockey, and the NBA. The pinnacle of my theater and improv work came when I talked my way out of police custody in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield in 1991. I talked my way out of jail, and then got to stay in Saudi for four months – I'm still not sure that was really a win, but it’s a great story. The only member of my family not to kiss the Blarney Stone (for fear of breaking the space/time continuum), I honed my in-the-moment skills doing stand-up comedy, performing at Caroline’s, Gotham Comedy Club, Catch A Rising Star, and the New York Comedy Club. After facing drunken hecklers, corporate audiences are a walk in the park. Literate, loud, opinionated iconoclast with a warm heart and a truth-telling tongue. My motto? Truth, justice, and irony. And "Whoopee! Cancer!"


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