5 Things You Need to Know About...Katie Blum '07
Describe a day in your life at Dateline.
I am on the Day of Air team at Dateline. So on a typical day I am in the edit room with my team putting together the shows for the week. We take all the elements of the show and “build” them together and deliver it to the network. We are the last “eyes” before it goes to air. On certain days I go on location with our anchor Lester Holt to tape his portions of each show.
Favorite spot to hang out in New York?
Oh this is a hard one; there are so many great places in New York to hang out. I love my local park, Madison Square Park. It is great for people and dog watching. One of my other favorite places is the McKittrick hotel. It is like a three in one place of entertainment. They have the interactive play “Sleep No More”, a restaurant/bar with a band and you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. And lastly a rooftop bar. It literally has everything.
You’d never guess this about Lester Holt!
Well I am sure you can see he’s one of the kindest men around. Lester is actually a very good bass player. He got to sit in with the Roots on Jimmy Fallon one time.
Place on campus you miss the most?
Is it cliché to say Memorial Field? I have so many memories watching OU Football. Another place I miss a lot is the Kappa Kappa Gamma house. I had such a good time living there and hanging out with all my friends.
What super power would you like to have?
Teleportation! It would make coming back to Oklahoma to visit family and friends so much easier.