The Power of Role Models

By Margo Myers, Margo Myers Communications Have you ever considered the power of role models? People whom you may, or may not know personally, who have the ability to influence your actions? Role models are different than mentors. A mentor is someone who is an experienced adviser and supporter who advises and guides a younger, less experienced person. There's often an ongoing relationship between the two. A role model, meanwhile, can be any Continue Reading

A ‘Shout Out’ to KOMO TV and Bryan Johnson

A 'shout out' to Bryan Johnson of KOMO TV in Seattle, who is retiring after 53 years at the same TV station! Bryan started out in radio at a station in Centralia in 1955, and then joined KOMO in 1959. That's where he has spent the last 53 years, tormenting both politicians and his bosses alike, and reporting day in and day out on the issues and stories that matter to us here in the Pacific Northwest. At a retirement celebration in Studio B on Continue Reading

Remembering Kathi Goertzen

Remembering Kathi Goertzen.... I was so saddened to get the news of Kathi's passing this afternoon during a phone call from my sister while we visited an elderly friend in Yakima. We were on our way home from celebrating my mom's birthday! I worked with Kathi at KOMO for nearly 12 years, and have called her my friend for nearly 20 years. Not only were we colleagues at KOMO, but we were both WSU Cougars, and shared a passion for our alma mater, Continue Reading

New Name – LifeWire – for Eastside Domestic Violence Program

As much as we don't like to think of it in our neighborhoods, domestic violence can happen anywhere and does. I've been working with the Eastside Domestic Violence Program as they change their name to LifeWire!! They just had an awesome auction and gala (KOMO's Molly Shen was the emcee and was great), where they announced the new name! Please help spread the word so people know where to go for help! Here's the news release: Eastside Domestic Continue Reading

Ending the Silence, one supporter at a time

UPDATE:  Good news. I just learned from Mary Ellen that the breakfast raised $307,000!! Organizers had what they called 'an audacious goal' of $330k, so there's still some money to go.  Gifts are still coming in, but if you want to help --- please do by donating at the KCSARC website --- Kids Are Our Business Breakfast. No one ever used to talk about sexual assault. But today, nearly 850 people joined to stand together against Continue Reading