News, like politics, is local. While the high-paid network anchors parachute into townships and cities only for times of tragedy and strife, local newspeople are more than reporters. They are citizens of the communities that they cover. And in appreciation of their noble endeavor, I’d like to recognize periodically a local reporter.
This week's local newsperson is KFXK anchor Rachel Rollar.
Rollar is dedicated to bringing a fun and upbeat approach to the news. She makes people smile. She makes people smile whether she's anchoring or not. Here she is in the line of fire.
On her website, Rollar says she didn't pay much attention to news growing up because mom said the news was "too depressing" and "too negative." Life looks much happier here. That's mom on the left.
Rollar decided to pursue journalism during her senior year at Florida State when she realized that reporting on television can make a positive difference in people's lives. She does her job well.
Also, she’s into yoga.
Despite the Obama economy, Rollar somehow was able to land a job on camera not too after she graduated from college. She must have had one heck of a college transcript.
As you can see from the photo below, she's willing to go undercover in pursuit of a hot story.
Rachel, just FYI, but yes, the Free Beacon is hiring. Hit me up.