Sally Showman, Koin 6 Meteorologist is a native north-westerner, growing up in Seattle and getting her start in Idaho Falls, Spokane and now at our CBS affiliate. Sally graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in journalism. In 2012 she completed Mississippi State's Meteorology Certificate program. I call her the "Spark" of Koin News because she has such personality on the screen without it being forced or some consultant coaching her how to pull it off. This young lady has it and Koin is lucky to have her. Here's my ten questions for Sally Showman.
1: Favorite Restaurant?
Caffé Mingo. Best Italian food I’ve tasted in Portland. Favorite dish? Sugo pasta. The braised beef melts in your mouth.
2: Last book read?
The Puppy Survival Book. I’m getting a baby Golden Retriever at the end of August! His name is Tucker and he’s adorable. I am a little biased, though.
3: Dream Car?
That’s tough. If there was a Range Rover that wasn’t a gas guzzler I’d be a big fan. I love sitting up higher in a car.
4: Last great movie?
Favorite of all time: Love Actually. I was studying abroad in London when it came out. I love the storyline and I love seeing London on the big screen.
5: What radio station is currently set on your car radio?
98.7 The Bull. Love country music. Huge Zac Brown fan. By the way…did you know he and his wife gave birth to a 11.7 lb baby earlier this year. WOW.
6: Favorite Getaway?
7: Does Sally have a hobby or collect?
I love running. I’m always training for my next half marathon
8: Pet Peeve?
Slow walkers. I like to walk at a good clip.
9: Favorite place to shop?
Nordstrom. Their customer service is awesome
10: A secret that we don't know about you?
I’m a night owl. If I wasn’t working the morning show, I’d be going to sleep at 1:45am instead of waking up.
Catch Sally on Koin's new weekday morning show. She will give you a great start for the day. The new crew of the morning show is a great improvement to the station.
Norman Leyden led the Symphony in Portland for 34 years. His daughter, Connie said he wanted to go. His greatest joy was playing music and he could not do that anymore. A true gentleman and great musical leader.