Q: Being a woman, was it difficult for you to get to where you are now?

A: It's interesting because ... just now is when I really started to think of myself as a woman in this role because everyone is asking me that question.

I've always been so focused, and I forge ahead, and I'm always looking at what's right in front of me. I'm not looking at myself as a representative of (women), or a representative of this age group or this ethnicity.

The one thing I could really say about Fox, and the reason why I love this company, is that (the moves) I have managed to make have been earned. I've always been asked the tough questions, and if I didn't have the answers, I was as accountable as the next guy.

Q: What inspires you?

A: That's an easy one. When I came here I moved here from New York, I didn't have any family here and I wasn't necessarily thinking I'd be here for as many years as I've now been. When I first came to work at this television station, I made it a personal goal to make this be the place that I wanted to go to every day. Not many people have that feeling of fulfillment.

Q: How much time do you spend watching TV?

A: I can't commit myself for more than two hours. Most of my viewing is all done in the morning news shows and late news shows and maybe a total hour and a half at night of prime time, and that's scattered.

Q: How many TV sets do you have at home?

A: Two. One in my bedroom and one in my living room.

Q: For the past year KTTV has won the 10 p.m. news ratings. How did you do that?

A: We've become a more well-rounded newscast. We're not just telling you the news, we're part of it. We're very hard hitting in terms of our investigative unit and I think that's helped our newscast in many ways.

I do want to give credit to our news director Jose Rios. He's been instrumental in putting the current team together and he's great at his job.

Q: Some of your rival stations have said that it's the lead-in shows that attracts your news audience.

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