The One Where I was Part of Katie’s Crew for the Katie Couric Show

I was contacted a few weeks ago to be part of the Katie Couric Show as a Katie’s Crew guest blogger. I was ecstatic because Katie is someone I’ve watched on TV for aaaages – I have memories of her hard hitting reporting and megawatt smile from the Today Show and Dateline. One of the first things I did was to call my mother, she’s a huge Katie fan and she was able to catch me up on some of the episodes I’d missed on Katie’s newest show on ABC.

I got to hang in the green room with some of the stars from the day's show

The second thing I did was panic about what to wear. I’ve only ever been to one other daytime talk show taping, and in that instance I wasn’t meeting the host, this time I would be meeting Katie Couric. The requisite for wardrobe was the same – wear bright clothes on top. Obviously it stands out better on TV. Bright clothes in late fall? Needless to say I was a real standout on the subway amongst drones of black and grey wearing New Yorkers.

After sitting back stage with the new cast of orphans from Annie the Broadway Musical and meeting up with my contact, I was escorted to a front row seat right in Katie’s eyeline – an interesting perspective. I was able to live tweet the whole segment and as a bonus, they were also taping a segment with Sharon Osborne. She’s often compared to Kris Kardashian – the family matriarch, but I’d have to say she seems to have more substance. I don’t know either women, so I’m not really at liberty to judge. But for the sake of argument, whenever I’ve seen Sharon speak she seems so honest. She had some insightful words to share about trying to have it all as a mother as well as her regret about areas of her life where she cut corners to get ahead.

I’ve written a post on KatieCouric.com on my love of musicals and how I wished I could be Annie. I’ll link up the post once it goes live on the website. You can catch the episode of “Annie” Back on Broadway on November 2 on ABC.

If you’d like to check out my behind the scenes pics from the Katie Couric Show, head on over to the Mama goes BAM Facebook page.

You can also enter to win tickets to Annie on Broadway from the Katie Couric website.

UPDATE: Read the post written by your truly, Why I can’t wait to see “Annie” on Broadway on the Katie Couric website.



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21 Responses to The One Where I was Part of Katie’s Crew for the Katie Couric Show
  1. Gena
    November 2, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    That’s so awesome, Ghada! I’m so glad you had that opportunity! I’m sure you rocked it!
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    • Ghada V
      Twitter: OMGhada
      November 2, 2012 | 3:39 pm

      Thanks, Gena! It was great to see a professional at work. She just made it look so easy.

  2. JanetGoingCrazy
    Twitter: janetgoingcrazy
    November 2, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    This is so much fun! I was following when you were tweeting and posting on Facebook!! :)
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  3. Ghada V
    Twitter: OMGhada
    November 2, 2012 | 3:39 pm

    Yay! Nice to have been able to get and give that sneak peek :)

  4. Bethaney - Flashpacker Family
    Twitter: FlashpackerFam
    November 2, 2012 | 3:56 pm

    What a cool experience! Love the bright coloured clothes too. :)
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    • Ghada V
      Twitter: OMGhada
      November 2, 2012 | 10:46 pm

      heehee! Thanks Bethaney. I look super bright next to her in black leather.

  5. Danielle
    Twitter: simmworksfamily
    November 2, 2012 | 10:38 pm

    What an amazing experience! Seeing her at BlogHer was a wonderful thing but actually getting a behind the scenes look at her show must have been awesome.
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  6. LisaLisa
    November 2, 2012 | 11:09 pm

    Now that is a great experience for sure. How Awesome that must have been, Thanks for sharing this and I pray all is well with you and your family. I see you live in NY!

  7. Nikki
    November 2, 2012 | 11:19 pm

    What a wonderful opportunity! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Darcy
    November 3, 2012 | 12:14 am

    Wow Ghada how awesome is that? What a cool experience!
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  9. Nicole (Mama to 4 Blessings)
    November 3, 2012 | 7:26 am

    what fun! Great experience!

  10. marina
    November 3, 2012 | 8:50 am

    What a fun experience Ghada. I’m sure you will never forget this one!
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  11. Cheryl
    November 3, 2012 | 8:51 am

    What a great opportunity!
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  12. Cecile
    November 3, 2012 | 9:20 am

    What a great experience! I would love to be able to do this.
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  13. Melissa
    Twitter: http://adventuresfrugalmom.com
    November 4, 2012 | 3:43 pm

    wow what an amazing opportunity. Thanks for sharing it with us
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  14. Megan
    Twitter: meganr
    November 6, 2012 | 1:46 pm

    What a great opportunity! I bet it was a wonderful day!

  15. Isra
    Twitter: thefrugalette
    November 23, 2012 | 6:06 pm

    Ive been meaning to stop by and congratulate you! So awesome, you are a rockstar blogger!!!
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    • Ghada V
      Twitter: OMGhada
      November 25, 2012 | 5:02 pm

      Thanks, Isra! That makes my day to hear that from you :)

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    February 25, 2013 | 11:14 pm

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  17. Amy L. Norman
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    May 2, 2013 | 6:16 am

    I have to say that you looked amazing standing beside Katie. I loved the pop of color in your outfit, mama!

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