Real connection requires authenticity.
This is true of all relationships, even the one between a news anchor and an audience. Of course, being authentically boring is a problem, which is why I tell young reporters: Live an interesting life, take risks, make mistakes—so when you share your true self, people will have something they can connect to.

Reading negative remarks about yourself online is like breathing bus exhaust.
With each one you read, you let your detractors steal your mojo. Life's too short for that.

No one's coming to save you.
Not your spouse, not your boss, not some unknown savant. If you want to change your life, you must change it.

Nothing beats being a mom.
I've had a year of major political coverage, big interviews, red carpets—all exciting events. But one weekend this summer I sat on our porch swing with my three children and knew this is why I'm here.

Laughter really is the best medicine.
My 100-year-old Nana was recently in the hospital. When we visited her, she said she had something to tell us. Oh God, we thought, what is it? We leaned in for the news. Nana gave it to us straight: "That male nurse is lookin' at my can."


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