Monday, October 15, 2012

KHOU's Lily Jang talks morning drama & chemistry

I’m teaming up with TXU Energy to help get the word out about the upcoming TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services. The race takes place at Dillard’s near the Galleria on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012.

That means I'm also promoting the Houston media turkey calling contest (The contest will be 10am, Saturday, November 10th at the Houston Zoo - Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo). KHOU 11 morning anchor Lily Jang is one of the participants. Gobble, gobble.

Lily and I emailed about how her new anchor gig is going since joining the Houston Belo station last February.

Mike McGuff: Most Houston morning shows are pretty stable anchor wise. What is it like to be the semi-newly staffed show on the block?

Lily Jang: I've only been back in Houston 7 months so I'm the newest kid on the block. I think my bosses had to work the pieces of the puzzle to get the chemistry juuuuuuust right and I love what they've done. People always ask me if it's a big cat fight with 3 ladies (Katherine Whaley, Chita Johnson and Mia Gradney)in the mornings. Oh my gosh, not at all! We're each other's biggest supporters. There are no egos and no divas. We really are friends and we hang out after work and on weekends and I think you can see that chemistry on TV. People were hoping for some drama. Sorry! Haha

What changes have you all brought to the show? Anything on the horizon?

No more anchor changes that I know of. I'm truly a morning person so I have that natural annoying morning pep! I think the fact that we are all so close, the crosstalk and the energy is just natural and you get the "real us". You can't force chemistry. We're a little family. For viewers, I hope it's like having breakfast with four friends.

Do the ladies on the show keep Ron Trevino in line?

Awwwwwww...we love Ron!!!!!! We're always so chatty and giggly that he can't get a word in edgewise. We've been called everything from "Ron's Angels" to "Ron and the Ronnettes". I think he secretly loves it though........ *wink*.

How cool is it being an anchor in your hometown?

I am so blessed. I've had people from 1st grade come out of the wood works and we've reconnected! It's crazy! Most of the time, it just feels like I never left. I'll be on KHOU mornings til they run me out of this town!!!

Anything else you wanna add?

Yes - I love social media because with TV, I get to be a part of YOUR life. With facebook and twitter, you get to be part of MINE :). I write back to everyone who posts on fb and twitter. Come say hi --> www.facebook.com/KHOULilyJang https://twitter.com/KHOULily

Get all the details for the race and Sheltering Arms Senior Services at http://turkeytrot.shelteringarms.org/.

(This post has been sponsored by TXU Energy. Learn more about the company at txu.com.)


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