THE PENTHOUSE

Something special happened the other night. We fell asleep looking at this view. 

In October we won an Uber giveaway for a "staycation" at a luxury hotel through MrandMrsSmith.com. Our staycation was booked at The New York Edition hotel. We expected to get the smallest room in this gorgeous hotel, but that's not what happened. 

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THE GLORY OF SNOW

The glory of snow!

I love when it’s falling. I love the romance of it. I imagine it’s swirling around me, tickling my senses. It makes me want to make hot chocolate.

I find mystery in the snow — and with that mystery comes chance and fantastic adventures.

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WOMAN ON THE TRAIN

A woman sits apart from the rest of the people on the train in a seat at the end of the car. It’s 1 AM. Her wiry grey hair escapes from a knitted hat. She wears pants that look more like capris, but outside it’s fall and getting colder. She tucks a bag under her seat and lays her head on a bag she holds to her lap. She is homeless. This is her shelter at least for tonight.

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EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

Sitting in Bryant Park I see the sterling spire of the Empire State Building rise above the skyscrapers. She stands tall in form and spirit. She is a centurion guarding the skyline. Her blazing spear pierces the blue sky, cutting through the haze. The sun strikes the tip of her blade, igniting a small glint of light like a star guiding the city below.

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CITY HARVEST DESERVES YOUR SUPPORT

I’ve volunteered at City Harvest for many years. It’s one of the few places where individuals, instead of groups, can sign up and work events. It’s also one of the most rewarding things I do. Volunteering last week reminded me of why I love City Harvest, and why you should, too!

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EMMY NOMINATION

Our show, Today in New York, on WNBC-TV, was nominated for a New York Emmy Award for our work covering the snow storm in January of 2015. I remember that was a crazy day. Glad our work was recognized!

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MAYBE NEXT YEAR...

I won't lie, I wanted to win. We didn't. We lost against the World News Tonight special, "Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed The World." It was a special, I'm sure, they had months to prepare. After all, the civil rights icon had been ill for a long time.

The CBS News Correspondent in Johannesburg had been feeding back information for weeks before he actually passed. By contrast, our team, at CBS This Morning, Saturday, had just five hours to put together a live broadcast. I call it "the grind." 

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Look What Came In The Mail

I'm incredibly grateful and excited to be nominated for a third time for a Writers Guild Award.

The Competition is stiff. Our entry is up against a report on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, and a 50th anniversary report on J.F.K.

More information about Writers Guild Awards can be found here

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Third Nomination!

I'm very honored to be nominated for a third Writers Guild Award. It's my first time being recognized for my work on TV.

Chip Sorrentino, Bruce Meyer, Bill Crowley, and I were nominated for a two-hour broadcast of CBS This Morning, Saturday.

I'm humbled by the very impressive competition. Of course, I'm grateful to be nominated.

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