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HLN’s Kyra Phillips Talks About Striking a Balance Between Career and Family

Anchors and reporters starting out in the broadcast news business often have to choose between having a family or having a career.

HLN news anchor Kyra Phillips waited until she was established on the national stage before starting her family. So is she happy with the path she chose?

Phillips recently sat down with TVNewser managing editor Chris Ariens to talk about how she views her life now and shares one of the frustrations of being a role model for those who want to follow in her footsteps.

Also, be sure to check out our first interview with Phillips.

>Media Beat Part One: Kyra Phillips Talks About the Challenge of Holding on to Viewers After the Jodi Arias Trial is Over

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HLN’s Kyra Phillips Talks About Keeping Viewers After the Jodi Arias Trial Ends

Cable network HLN has seen its viewership increase during its coverage of the Jodi Arias murder trial, but what happens after the verdict is reached? Where will those viewers go?

In this episode of Media Beat, “Raising America” anchor Kyra Phillips tells TVNewser’s managing editor Chris Ariens about the opportunity and the challenge presented by the network’s coverage of the Arias trial. “I want to say to them, ‘OK, I get it. I understand you’re interested in this. OK, we can give you some of that. We can continue to give you that. But also give me a chance to show you another way that we do TV, another way that we do news.”

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‘Sir Bacon,’ AKA Benjie Kaze, On 30-Second Pitch

We mentioned earlier this week that unemployed blogger “Sir Bacon,” formerly an Emmy-award winning producer, landed a slot on CNN’s 30-Second Pitch; his video is now online.

For a guy used to being behind the scenes, we imagined it’d probably be pretty hair-raising to be in front of the camera. It was.

“I arrived at the studio 40 minutes before the live shot. CNN had requested 25. That gave me an extra 15 minutes to find a brown paper bag to breath into,” he wrote today.

The segment started: host Kyra Phillips razzed Kaze about how he should have been producing this segment (ugh; isn’t that like waving food in front of a starving man?), and then, irony of ironies:

“Out of nowhere, a man’s voice jumped into my earpiece:
“‘We need to do that again,’ the voice said.
“Now I’m pretty used to hearing voices in my head, but it’s never happened before WHILE I WAS DOING A LIVE SHOT ON CNN…”

He pressed on. Thank goodness, because the voice was aimed at someone else.

In 25 years of working in TV, I’ve definitely been on the other side of that, talking to the wrong person at the wrong time.
But this was REALLY the wrong time. This was no seasoned vet in the chair. This was me.
I don’t think anybody expected me to be polished on-air, but had I stopped and started all over, I would’ve been a youtube sensation.
Wait a minute…
I could’ve been a youtube sensation.
Damn!

Seven minutes after finishing the segment, Kaze had nine text messages, two voice mails and 40 e-mails.

You can watch the clip below!