1. What do you do at “Anderson Live”?
I am the Production Assistant for the Field Department here. Our department is responsible for everything that is filmed outside of the studio. I am the only PA for the department so I have a hand in a little bit of everything. My responsibilities range from research, pulling visual elements, setting up and breaking down equipment, gathering archival affiliate footage, coordinating shoot logistics, and much more.
2. What has been your favorite “Anderson Live” Season 2 moment?
When Jake Gyllenhaal came! I just absolutely adore him. He’s so sweet and I’ve been obsessed with him since I first saw him in Donnie Darko.
3. Three people, one dinner: who do you invite?
President Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, and Bryan Cranston. The President for obvious reasons, but I’m sure he’s a little too busy for dinner these days. Ellen is just hilarious and makes me laugh every single day on her daytime show. And I’m totally obsessed with “Breaking Bad.” I would actually feel bad for President Obama and Ellen because I would probably spend the whole time talking Bryan Cranston’s ear off about what’s going to happen next season!
4. If you could take Anderson to any spot in NYC, where would it be and why?
I’m a Jersey girl and NYC is his territory. So I think if I could take him anywhere I would take him to New Jersey and bring him to Long Beach Island. After Hurricane Sandy, it’s in poor shape, which makes me very sad. But I don’t want him to see the devastation. I want him to see how beautiful and what a great place it is to be. He works so much I’m sure he could use some time to relax!
5. What book are you currently reading?
I’m reading “Life After Death” by Damien Echols. I find the West Memphis Three case absolutely fascinating and Damien’s a very good writer. Just hearing about his life on death row is very saddening and eye opening as to how life really is in prison.
6. What are three items you can’t live without?
Definitely my iPhone, chap stick, and a hair tie. They’re my essentials. If I’m without any one of them, my whole day is off.
7. What was the last concert you went to?
The last concert I went to was actually a jazz night at The Maison on Frenchman Street in New Orleans. The culture in that city is so rich — the art, the music, everything in that city just has great vibes.
8. What would Human Lie Detector Janine Driver say about your body language?
Actually, I have been on a couple shoots with Janine Driver! She gave me the greatest tip one time. I cross my arms a lot when I’m talking to people — and that’s sends signals that you’re shutting someone out. However, if you cross your arms and put one of your hands on your chin, that says ‘I’m listening’! So simple but makes such a difference!
9. Who has been your favorite co-host?
I love it when Andy Cohen co-hosts. You can really tell that him and Anderson are great friends. It’s so natural to see their banter up there- it strikes me as very intimate for the viewer because it just feels like we are sitting right there with them.
10. What reality TV are you obsessed with right now?
It’s actually not airing right this moment. But I am OBSESSED with “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” on TLC. Their outfits are absolutely insane and there’s so much drama. I could watch that show all day long.
11. What’s the weird food you like — that you think Anderson should try?
I actually really enjoy raw clams on a half shell. I think Anderson would find it really repulsive but they’re actually very delicious. He just would need to get over that he’s eating a slimy raw clam.
12. What is the best thing about your job at “Anderson Live”?
I love when I get to go on Field Shoots. My producers are great and always teaching me new things and I get to go to cool places. Just this season, I’ve been to the United Nations, Times Square, Big Ang’s Bar in Staten Island, and even a maximum security prison!