Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The John Lynch Show

Have any of you have seen the Qwest John Lynch Live show at Old Chicago in Littleton? Tonight was my first time attending the show and I had a blast! Every week John Lynch and CBS4’s Vic Lombardi put on a show with Broncos highlights and guest speakers. They select one cheerleader per week to introduce the show as well as introduce the guest speaker. Tonight’s guest was tight end, long snapper, and the emergency QB, Mike Leach.

This was my first taste of broadcast journalism. I was a math major in college so I didn’t spend a lot of time in front of a camera. However, I’ve have had to get used to being in front of a camera since becoming a Broncos Cheerleader. You never know when a camera might come your way at a game or if there’s going to be a speaking opportunity at a promotion or charity. This keeps me on my toes!

Great newscasters like Vic Lombardi make taking in front of a camera look easy! Sure talking is easy, but add multiple cameras, lights, a loud crowd, and nerves and it ends up being a bit more difficult than one would think! Hopefully I hid my nerves, but I definitely have a lot more respect for the people who do this for a living.

The staff at CBS4 was wonderful — they set me up with a headset and helped me practice my lines before going live. They made me feel very comfortable and I am thankful for all their help. And the fans in the audience were great — very enthusiastic and eager to chat. I was happy to have met some of Denver’s longest and most avid Broncos fans. This was definitely a fun experience!

- Laura (11/5/07)