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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Morning news team

Posted August 12, 2010 10:13 a.m. EDT

I thought I would share with you a slightly goofy photograph of the WRAL Morning News Team. Photographer Jeff Reeves took this picture yesterday. WRAL Graphics guru Bill Burch printed a copy for the winner of the Goofy Joke Contest. We will sign it and mail it as promised in the contest.

I would just like to take a moment and say how fortunate I am to work with such great people as Kelcey, Elizabeth and Brian. Each is a true professional at what they do but also are dear personal friends. We tackle a lot of serious news during the course of four hours each morning. But we also have lighter moments and this is an example of one of them. Brian makes us laugh every morning with some whimsical take on a news story. Kelcey’s dry humor sneaks up on you and triggers frequent belly laughs. Elizabeth always has an interesting family story that keeps us chuckling.

I would also like to say thank you to our ace morning field reporter Stacy Davis. What a fabulous journalist and genuinely great person!

I just wanted to thank all of these people for making it fun to come to work every day. I’m truly a lucky guy.