Morgan Fogarty, who rejoined WCCB last week just three weeks after the launch of Al Jazeera America, talks to the Charlotte Observer about what led to her quick decision to return to local television:
“I think for a lot of television people, there’s always that itch you want to scratch about life beyond local TV. And I scratched it,” Fogarty says. “I really missed Charlotte. My husband really missed Charlotte. We adored it here. That feeling really hit home when we weren’t here. You don’t realize what you don’t have until you don’t have it any more.”
It wasn’t long after getting to New York and seeing what the lifestyle and commute would be like, Fogarty says, she realized it just wasn’t for her. Al Jazeera was a remarkable place to work and its staff was excellent, she says, but she and her husband wanted to come back.
[...] Fogarty, 32, says she learned from all this. “It’s been a short experience, but full of lessons. You have to go with your gut even if it’s scary, even it doesn’t make sense at the time. Family comes first.”