It’s time I acknowledged the flood of emails I received after my last day on 680 News.
Now that the flood has slowed to a trickle I can gather some perspective on the overwhelming response to my exit as morning co-anchor. I’m humbled by the number of people who simply wrote to say they’d miss waking up with me. I guess the Paul-and-Lisa team became a habit and as we all know, habits are hard to break.
I loved doing it! I loved the excitement of a job that really mattered. One of my bosses asked me if I thought the radio station was burning people out. I responded that the job was so intense, and at such an early hour of the morning, that it would affect people in different ways. I know that I reached my best-before date after 10 years on the early shift (6 on 680 News).
It is a real honour to be told that what you did had an impact on peoples’ daily lives. I can honestly say I never took the privilege for granted. And who knows where I’ll end up next? Maybe continuing in the media. Maybe becoming the french fry maven of greater London! I have a little bit of time to decide and see what opportunities come my way. And I feel such an attachment to my 680 team that I think about them every morning and wonder if they’re OK. A career highlight? That phrase doesn’t even come close.