Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Pitch Questionnaire with KMBC reporter Stephanie Ramos

The KMBC reporter talks about her favorite spots in KC.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 6:51 AM

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Name: Stephanie Ramos

Occupation: News reporter for KMBC Channel 9, U.S. Army reserve captain

Hometown: New York, New York

Current neighborhood: Kansas City, Missouri

Who or what is your sidekick? My son and husband and iPhone!

What career would you choose in an alternate reality? Pop star. Yep! That’s right.

What was the last local restaurant you patronized? Cheesecake Factory

Where do you drink? Don’t really drink but when I do, a glass of wine at home with the hubster.

What’s your favorite charity? American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of KC and Topeka, Harvesters, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Salvation Army, USO

Favorite place to spend your paycheck: J.Crew, Toys R Us, T.J.Maxx

Where do you like to take out-of-town guests? Country Club Plaza. I’m still relatively new to the area, so I need suggestions.

Finish this sentence: “Other than the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City got it right when ... ” All the shops were brought to the Country Club Plaza area.

“People might be surprised to know that I ... ” Spent a year roughin’ it in Baghdad, Iraq.

“On my day off, I like to ... ” Shop, finish up chores and play with my little boy.

“In five years, I’ll be ... ” Hopefully a mom of two and loving my job as I do now.

What TV show do you make sure you watch? VH1’s Basketball Wives, both World News With Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams, Entertainment Tonight

____ take(s) up a lot of space in my iTunes:
’90s music

What movie do you watch at least once a year? The Notebook

Celebrity you’d like to ride the Mamba with at Worlds of Fun: Eva Longoria

Favorite person or thing to follow on Twitter: Huffington Post and Survive TV News Jobs

Person or thing you find really irritating at this moment: When someone has a beef with you and you have no clue what it’s about!

What subscription — print, digital, etc. — do you value most? The New York Times

Last book you read: Audition, Barbara Walters’ memoir

Favorite day trip: Other than shopping, Great Wolf Lodge, meeting up with family

What is your most embarrassing dating moment? On my very first date, the guy says at the end, “We’re going Dutch, is that cool?” I had no idea what that meant. I said, “What?” He explained. (Embarrassing part) I then said, “Oh, no, we're not!”

Describe a recent triumph: Landing this job at KMBC 9 News. I work with an amazing group of people who have already taught me so much. I’m blessed with a beautiful family and a job that I love.

Follow Stephanie Ramos, @Stephanie_Ramos, on Twitter.

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