TVinteract is Hogan’s creation for iPads that allows TV personalities the ability to pick their favorite fan tweets, and air them live on TV. How it works is a TV personality can look at their @mentions on the left side of the app screen, and drag the tweets they like over to the right and hit live. This automatically flags the tweet to the show’s director, who can then bring the tweet live to air through airplay or HDMI cable.
Lost Remote spoke with Hogan, who told us her love for social TV drove her to leave her traffic anchoring job in Seattle. “I made the decision my heart was with social media and social TV,” Hogan said. “I feel like I have this army on the rise supporting me.”
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Hogan posted the news to her blog, jennihogan.com under the heading, “2013 Let’s Make Dreams Happen!”
“It’s time for me to listen to my own advice,” Hogan said on her blog. “I’m going for it and it’s important to me that I share this news with all of you and bring you along for the ride. Friday, December 28th will be my last day on KIRO-TV and I’m excited about the future.” Read more
With more than 35,000 Twitter followers, KIRO traffic anchor Jenni Hogan is known in Seattle for both her presence on-air and her presence online. Hogan talks with Lost Remote about Internet etiquette and the first time she thought about integrating her online presence into her work:
I remember the exact moment seven years ago. I was a few weeks into my first on-air job in Lewiston, Idaho. I was at a Starbucks and a viewer walked up to me and started talking to me. This viewer knew everything about me, and I had nothing to add to the conversation about their life. This moment changed me forever. I didn’t like the fact that being on TV was a one-way relationship. I was determined to make my job a two-way relationship. Read more