(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lauren Rowe does a pretty efficient promotional job for her new co-anchor, Gaard Swanson. He debuts at 6 and 11 p.m. Thursday on the CBS affiliate.
“He’s an entrepreneur, he’s a business owner, he’s a father of four, he’s a journalist,” Rowe said. “I had no question whatsoever whether he had the chops to do this job,”
She was impressed by his skills when they read together during his audition. I’ve done a separate interview with Swanson, but Rowe was there during the chat.
“It was very exciting to sit next to someone I found fascinating personally,” she said. “Gaard’s depth was immediately apparent. It won’t take long for people to know that this guy has leadership, skills, intelligence. We can’t have enough leaders in that newsroom. We all need to innovate.”
Swanson’s diverse background includes renovating homes, owning a coffee business and hosting an HGTV show, “Generation Renovation.” A particular passion of Swanson’s is setting up a project — MyTribeTV.com – to help Native Americans….Cont….