And the Emmy Goes to…[VIDEO!]

by Jenn (eating bender) on February 7, 2009

This afternoon I was on the phone with my mom when I got a beep for another call. It was an unrecognized number, which typically excites me because I think “OMG, MAYBE IT’S A JOB!!” even though it usually isn’t :( But getting back to the real story here, I clicked over and the conversation went something like this.

Me: Hello?

Caller: Hello, is this Jennifer —?

Me: Yes…

Caller: Hi Jennifer, this is N from the College Television Awards. I’m calling to congratulate you because your show was chosen for an Emmy.

Me: Really? Oh wow, thank you so much!

Caller: Congratulations!


You can see where this is going…I was basically in a state of delirium and kept screaming “THANK YOU!” into the phone as she gave me more details.

After 5 months of intense dedication, stress, sweat and tears, my work and that of my roommate, Kathleen, has paid off. Our newscasts are Emmy award-winning. I still am in shock when I type out that sentence.

There is no way we could have done this without each other. The support we received from our reporters and tech crew was, of course, much needed and appreciated, but no one person or thing could have brought us to this point if we hadn’t taken the plunge together. Kathleen, if you’re reading this, I love you like a sister and am so proud of you.

Winning this award means three very incredible things:

1) Kathleen and I will be flying out to Los Angeles in March to find out where we placed. There is a cash prize for first, second and third place. Wherever we place, we are technically “Emmy winners.” I’ve never been to LA before…I am pumped!!

2) We have left our mark here on campus. I can now say that I am officially ready to graduate and feel confident about the direction I’m going in.

3) We celebrated in a big way tonight…by going out for dessert at an incredible restaurant, Jilly’s Cafe. I got the key lime pie. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera, but it was the most amazing key lime pie I have ever had. It made the day perfect.

And now, a preview…

I know that many of you have asked whether I can post the show on the blog. I will definitely try to figure out how to do that soon. For now, here is the 45-second promo for the show which was submitted with our application.** I hope you enjoy it – now you all know who my roomie is and why she’s so amazing! Let’s give her some love, no?

**Note: If you’re in Google reader, the video won’t show up unless you click over to the blog. I’m biased, but I think it’s worth it!

“See” you soon, blog world! :)

1 Anna February 7, 2009 at 12:48 am

OMG CONGRATS! You definitely deserve a kick-ass celebration!

2 hjartas February 7, 2009 at 1:01 am

whoa, awesome! that was better than regular tv news. also, vanna white?!?!

3 Sharon February 7, 2009 at 1:03 am

Vana White? SOOO COOLLL!!!! AWesome!! and Congratulations!!

4 Marianne February 7, 2009 at 1:14 am

Congrats! Have a great time in LA, regardless of where you placed 😀

5 Liz February 7, 2009 at 1:17 am

Congradulations! A trip to LA? How exciting!

6 sarahannmatheny February 7, 2009 at 1:27 am

Wow Jenn, congrats!!! I thought the promo was really well edited and I know that takes a TON of work! You girlies should be super proud!

7 Meghan February 7, 2009 at 1:27 am

wow that really is AMAZING!! CONGRATS…you totallyyy deservee it

8 carolinebee February 7, 2009 at 1:37 am

Shut the freakin helllll UP!!!!!!!! OMG congrats sooooooo so much you guys deserve this!! AND guess who lives in LA LA land that is gonna hang out with you when you come out :D!!! YAYYA, have a great weekend omg stoked!

9 wholefoodswholeme February 7, 2009 at 2:28 am

WOW!! HUGE conratulatiobs hun!!!!! the video is amazing. it wouldn’t look out of place coming out of any household TV. what an achievement!!!!!

10 coco February 7, 2009 at 4:10 am

wooooooo……. you’re such a genius!!! congratulations!!!! so happy for you 😀

11 Jen February 7, 2009 at 4:52 am

WOW, AMAZING!!!!!!! Congrats girl!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :)

12 Lara (Thinspired) February 7, 2009 at 5:13 am

OMG! Jenn, CONGRATULATIONS! This is an amazing lifetime achievement. I feel so special just to “know” you. Congrats to you both. I hope you have some amazing celebrations!

13 Erica February 7, 2009 at 5:25 am

Yayyyyyyyyyyyy! Congrats! That is so very exciting. Very fun that you get to go to LA. LOVED watching the video clip- thank you :)

14 MizFit February 7, 2009 at 5:29 am


15 Nicole February 7, 2009 at 6:13 am

Congrats!!!! That is incredible!!!!!!! I watched the video, wow!! It looks so professional!

16 Lauren February 7, 2009 at 6:34 am

That’s awesome! Congrats :) I enjoyed the video clip – thanks for including it!

17 gina (fitnessista) February 7, 2009 at 6:51 am

AMAZING! the video is so professional.
congratulations <3 you deserve it big time — live it up!!! 😀

18 Sarah February 7, 2009 at 7:10 am

OH MY GOSH! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO RIDICULOUSLY HAPPY FOR YOU AND KATHLEEN! Really Jenn, this video was amazing and you should be so proud of yourself for all the hard work and time you’ve put into it.

Keep on celebrating this weekend you definitely deserve it!

19 VeggieGirl February 7, 2009 at 7:16 am


20 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) February 7, 2009 at 7:24 am

CONGRATULATIONS JENN!!!! Yayyy so excited for you, and SO cool that you get to go out to LA!! :) :) Enjoy your weekend!!!

21 girlrunningaround February 7, 2009 at 7:29 am

Great job!

22 Allison February 7, 2009 at 7:37 am

JENN!!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! WOOOOHOOO! Congratulations – you should be so damn proud of yourself! And LA?? How cool!

23 Melissa S. February 7, 2009 at 7:38 am

congrats!!!!! that’s sooooo exciting and you get to go to LA too!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You and Kathleen totally deserve this award!!! you two have been working sooooooo hard!


24 Andrea (Off Her Cork) February 7, 2009 at 7:41 am

YaY!!! ZOMG that’s amazing news! Good job you guys! 😀

25 *Andrea* February 7, 2009 at 7:45 am

you are soooo talented!!!!!!!!!! yayyyyyyyyyyy congrats

26 Eliza February 7, 2009 at 7:51 am

OMG congratulations! that is so exciting. you totally deserved it. it looks awesome!

27 ksgoodeats February 7, 2009 at 7:59 am

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!!! I am SO happy for your, Jenn!! You deserve it!

28 Mel February 7, 2009 at 8:00 am

Oh my gosh, Congrats! That is so exciting for you two! The promo is awesome, I can only imagine the whole thing is even better!! 😀

29 Marisa (trim the fat) February 7, 2009 at 8:03 am

Jenn, That’s Terrific!!!! Wow! You should be so proud!

30 Kiersten February 7, 2009 at 8:19 am

That’s so great! Congrats!!

31 chandra February 7, 2009 at 8:33 am

Congrats!! I can’t imagine how excited you were/are!! Amazing!! I can’t wait to hear about the trip!

32 Karla February 7, 2009 at 8:38 am

WOW!!!! That is such GREAT news Jenn! Congratualtions, and pass my congrats on to Kathleen. You guys are Emmy winners? That is nuts, and absolutely fabulous! I’m so glad that all of your hard work paid off.

33 bobbi February 7, 2009 at 8:46 am

wow how amazing! when your in LA hit me up;)

34 Shelby February 7, 2009 at 9:03 am


35 Sarah February 7, 2009 at 9:06 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!! the video clip is awesome — you guys are so proefessional :-)

36 Lindsay February 7, 2009 at 9:15 am

OH MY! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO amazing!!!! You deserve it – that is so exciting :) Yay!!

37 Bec February 7, 2009 at 9:22 am

Congratulations, that’s so exciting!

38 marafaye February 7, 2009 at 9:23 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!! I’m sure you’ll keep us posted :)

39 jenngirl February 7, 2009 at 9:45 am

Congrats Jenn, that’s wonderful!! I’m so excited for you!

40 Gracefully February 7, 2009 at 10:09 am

i’ve been reading your blog but i don’t think i’ve commented before. Congrats on LA! there are so many wonderful eateries here!

41 lilveggiepatch February 7, 2009 at 10:27 am

Congratulations Jenn! This is AMAZING! I can’t believe you get to go to LA… have so much fun!

42 Sara February 7, 2009 at 10:28 am

Congratulations!! How exciting. You’re going to have so much fun in LA…it’s a great city. :)

43 Beadie February 7, 2009 at 10:45 am


Great video!

44 brandi February 7, 2009 at 10:51 am

Congrats!!! that is awesome!!! and LA?!? How fun!

45 krista February 7, 2009 at 11:48 am


46 Betsy in Pittsburgh February 7, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Wow I had no idea… I need to read your blog more. Congratulations!! So awesome!

47 sweetandnatural February 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm

AMAZING!!! So many congratulations on the accomplishment! :-)

48 Katie February 7, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Congrats Jenn! That is soooo exciting!!! I can’t wait to hear about your trip to LA. And thanks for sharing the video clip, it was great!

49 Erin February 7, 2009 at 1:49 pm

That is AMAZING! You and your roomie are such a team! I’m so proud of you both!

50 Kelly Turner February 7, 2009 at 2:08 pm

what!? i dont even know what to say- thats awesome! congrats!

Kelly Turner

51 HangryPants February 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Congratulations! Kathleen is amazing. 😀

52 glidingcalm February 7, 2009 at 3:53 pm

She is so good on the air! Tell Kathleen I give her my props!!

And congrats! I know how excited and anxious you were about this, so I was so happy to hear the news!!!

Yay Jenn! I’m so proud of you!!!

53 Heather Eats Almond Butter February 7, 2009 at 7:38 pm

So very excited for you…I know you and Kathleen put so much work and effort into your submission.

I think this will open so many doors for you…I see big things in your future my friend…huge!!

And LA? How exciting. I’ve only been through town on my to Sydney, but I’d love to go back. Can’t wait to hear all about the trip.

Last but not least, key lime pie. One of my favorites!

54 Meg February 7, 2009 at 9:25 pm

AWESOME! AWESOME! CONGRATS! I am so excited for you!

55 ttfn300 February 7, 2009 at 10:24 pm

holy cow, CONGRATS!!! very well-deserved, if you ask me :) great things in store, fo sure!

56 hjartas February 7, 2009 at 10:52 pm

um, also, how did you get vanna white to do a promo for you?

57 hjartas February 7, 2009 at 10:55 pm

AND kathleen is a total natural!

58 snackface February 8, 2009 at 12:58 am

Holy crap! Frickin awesome job! Congratulations!!! Big stunna fo sho

59 The voracious Vegan February 8, 2009 at 1:41 am

OH MY GOD!!! WOW! That is absolutely AMAZING! I am so happy for you! CONGRATULATIONS!

60 seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) February 8, 2009 at 7:11 am

hey eb! that is such a cute opening story. congratulations with everything & “THANK YOU SO MUCH” for sharing it with us!

i feel like i know a celeb!


61 monsappetit February 8, 2009 at 9:47 am

Congrats Jenn!! That is such wonderful and exciting news!! I know you worked really hard for it so you deserve it! I’m so happy for you!!

62 eatingbirdfood February 8, 2009 at 9:58 am

Jenn- Congratulations. I am so thrilled that all the hard work paid off and you and your roomie are now considered Emmy winners!! Enjoy the trip to LA!!!

63 Mariposa February 8, 2009 at 12:22 pm

HOLY!!!!! congrats!!!!! so amazing!!!!!!

64 eatingbender February 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Dear Sweet Readers,

Thank you all so much for your kind and thoughtful words about our Emmy award. You’ve made this entire experience even more of a blessing and I can’t thank you enough. I’m sending blog hugs your way!

Eating Bender

65 Jess February 9, 2009 at 12:22 pm

That is sooo cool. Congratulations!

66 Danetta February 9, 2009 at 6:24 pm

I enjoy reading your blog and won’t do much in the way of commenting but I did want to say Congratulations to you and your partner on the Emmy!

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