Today I’m launching a new feature on 100 Eyes called “People I Know.” This will be primarily a Monday feature unless breaking or bigger news pushes it off. I talked to people all the time and think, “hey, you should be on my show sometime.”
But there’s usually not a driving news reason to have that person on immediately. This gives me a reason to do that. I was making a mental list in my head this weekend and came up with a pretty good start. Now, that doesn’t mean they’ll all agree but I like the idea just the same.
So today it’s Brian Allen, the anchor at KSFY-TV here in the Best Little City in America.
Now, I know you’re probably saying, “What? A TV guy?” I know, I know. I’m hard on my friends in the broadcast arts. I don’t watch much local TV — really I don’t, who has time when you have Netflix — but when I do, I watch KSFY.
And Brian and I go way back. We first met as young reporters back in Sioux City about 20 years ago and we’ve crossed paths several times since. I always tell people that the Brian you see on TV is basically Brian. He’s a sincere guy who likes chasing news and it shows. He’s often on the road tracking down a story in person, not just sitting behind a desk.
We’ll try and hit a variety of news topics today, as well as pertinent questions about the TV biz, such as “Are you wearing pants?”