On today’s show, I have Erica Mandy who is the Founder & Host of theNewsWorthy podcast.
If you aren’t familiar, theNewsWorthy podcast is a daily news show that provides “fast, fair, and fun” daily news updates in less than 10 minutes, Monday-Friday. Erica is passionate about providing a credible, unbiased and fun option for those who wish to stay informed but are short on time and find traditional media too depressing.
We chat about her background in broadcast journalism and how she left her job to start theNewsWorthy, advice she’d give to anyone who wants to work in broadcast journalism or the podcasting industry, how she selects the news topics she shares and where she gets her sources from, struggles and proud moments of her career, and so much more!
Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!
Erica Mandy | Founder & Host of theNewsWorthy Podcast
In today’s episode, you’ll find out:
- Why she decided to start theNewsWorthy podcast and how she left her reporter job.
- How she’s grown the podcast and tips for fellow podcasters on how to get started.
- How she decides what news is top priority to share on the podcast.
- The one thing she struggles with most being the founder of theNewsWorthy.
- One of her most proudest moments from her career.
- The sources she uses to pull the headlines she shares on theNewsWorthy.
- Her one piece of advice to anyone who wants to work in broadcast journalism.
Award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter Erica Mandy is founder and host of theNewsWorthy. She combines more than a decade of journalism experience with her own voice and style to provide “fast, fair, and fun” daily news updates in less than 10 minutes, Monday-Friday.
As a TV news reporter, Erica was live on the scene during terrorist attacks, wildfires and federal court rulings, to name a few. She’s interviewed politicians, CEOs, experts, and everyday people doing extraordinary things.
Erica left her job at CBS Los Angeles to launch her daily news show because she is passionate about providing a credible, unbiased and fun option for those who wish to stay informed but are short on time and find traditional media too depressing. theNewsWorthy has since been featured on iTunes “New & Noteworthy” and Salon.com’s “12 Essential Current Events Podcasts.”
Key takeaways from this episode“I came up with this idea to give you the news and everything you need to know but in a convenient, on the go way.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet
“I’m really conscious about giving you all sides of the story.” – Erica Mandy“I don't want news to just be all the depressing, shocking, alarmist content.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet
“I got so passionate and excited about researching it that going to work became the nuisance in my day.” – Erica Mandy“I looked around and realized that tv news and the way that people are consuming news is changing.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet “I definitely needed the experience that I had in traditional media. I needed that credibility, training, and experience to be able to do this.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet
“If it doesn’t work after a year, I can find a back up plan.” – Erica Mandy
“It’s very scary but at the same time it’s trusting yourself that you’ll be able to handle it.” – Erica Mandy“I want people to walk away feeling well rounded.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet “There are definitely days I'm like, ‘Why isn't this working? Why isn't this growing faster?’”- @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet
“I have to take very specific action to get a very specific result.” – Erica Mandy
“What worked for me was putting myself out there.” – Erica Mandy“I did leave behind a lucrative career.” - @theNWpodcast Click To Tweet
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