Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve

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Mike InouyeAn indulgent piece of personal/professional info.

September is a significant month for both professional careers I currently have, live television news and live comedy.

The 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of the month are all landmark dates in my news career, indelibly marked in my memory because of the events of 9/11.

Listed chronologically:

09/10/01 — A Monday. The first full day at KNTV NewsChannel 11. I joined as an Internet Reporter for our website. We were an “independent” station, affiliated with no major network, and I was running the web site solo as my manager headed out of town to visit family for a long weekend. She was scheduled to fly back on Wednesday, as I recall. (That means I’ve just passed my sixth anniversary with the team here at the station.

09/11/01 — A Tuesday. My second day in news. The attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon.

09/09/05 — A Friday. My first on-air appearance, sneaking into the Bay Area Today at 10am broadcast with a report on a major traffic accident affecting the Bay Bridge.

09/12/05 — A Monday. My first official day on-air for KNTV NBC11 News as Traffic Anchor. That means I’ve just passed my second anniversary on the NBC11 Morning News Team.

On a much lighter note, though, this weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the improvisational comedy team with whom I’ve been performing for the past decade;

ComedySportz San Jose.

I’ll be performing there this Saturday night at 7PM. I’ll be rusty, but I’ll be there.

Two seemingly polar opposites sharing the same week in my mental calendar.

Now, if only I could remember my wedding anniversary…

Just kidding, honey!

Mike Inouye
NBC11 Traffic Anchor

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