February 28, 2011– the day when I rediscovered my calling.
It has been five years since I have taken that big leap into the unfamiliar. You see, I never really pictured myself as a hard-core journalist. Although I took up journalism in college, it was never my plan to make a career out of it. But as they say, sometimes life gives you a nudge into the right direction. And so I found myself working for GMA News, a few months after graduation.
Eight years later, I would again find myself at a crossroad. I was offered a job to produce a news program. Admittedly, I was anxious since I had little experience in TV production. But mostly, I felt excited to try something different, something new. Little did I know that I would take the greatest challenge of my career. I was to produce a news program anchored by Miss Jessica Soho. If the name alone doesn’t intimidate you, then the huge expectation for the show surely would. During our numerous brainstorming, meetings and technical dry-runs, I think I lost 10 pounds or more (which of course I have gained back and more ☺).