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AC360° Senior Producer
One of the many great things about being a producer at AC360° is our fantastic view. Our office is on the seventh floor of the Time Warner Center and is rimmed with a wall of windows. We have a gorgeous view of Central Park and the East side of Manhattan.
Another great perk is that we often interact with celebrities and newsmakers everyday. Most of the time it’s part of the job, but sometimes it’s in passing, not connected to work, like in the hallway or in the elevator and then it feels like a bit of a thrill.
Today, the two came together. There was a bit of commotion in our large newsroom when we saw cameras and lights being set up out on the balcony ledge right outside. As journalists we are a naturally curious bunch, so immediately we all started craning our necks to see who was being interviewed. Who is it? What’s going on out there? They’re interviewing a guy with a bun!
Maria figured it out first, that it was Chris Cornell, grunge pioneer and lead singer of the now defunct Soundgarden and Audio Slave. Immediately the office was abuzz. Oh, I loved them! They sang this or that! We all took a brief trip down memory lane, back over a decade to the heyday of grunge.
I don’t know why he’s out there or what they’re talking about, but it was a cool moment. Now, back to work.
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