Yesterday I had the unique opportunity to take a part in someone else's 15 minutes of fame. Jay Markanich was scheduled to meet me in Cameron Station in Alexandria, VA to conduct a home inspection of a great condo that I have under contract for a buyer.
Jay called and asked if I could meet him there early because Fox News wanted to meet him there to interview him about Chinese Drywall issues.
I said sure and met Jay a few minutes before reporter Melanie Alnwick, her camera man, and her summer intern showed up on the spot. While I love my time in front of the news camera, the video camera, or any camera, this time I got to watch and take some behind the scene snapshots, as Jay did a fantastic job on his interview.
Congratulations Jay! Please read Jay's post below and watch the video on the important topic of Chinese Drywall. Fortunately, Jay said that there's not a lot of issues (or any that's he heard of) with Chinese Drywall in Northern Virginia, but that it has been a concern in other parts of the state and in many other areas.
Here's some behind the scenes shots of Jay's FoxNews interview:
At 11:15 today my phone rings. It was a news reporter for Fox5 News here in Washington. She is doing a report on Chinese Drywall and ran across my blogs. She liked them enough to call me. "Can we meet somewhere for a taped interview? I want you to show me how you would go about checking for Chinese Drywall." She spoke with me for a while, I think to see if I could speak well without a teleprompter! Satisfied, we set up a visit for 1pm at my next inspection. It turns out that my next inspection was with AR's Brian Block. But we needed to meet an hour earlier than Brian and I had scheduled. Fortunately he was gracious enough to make this happen and the piece was taped. The taping took about 30 minutes. Of that they used about 40 seconds for the spot! I thought that was generous as I, for sure, was not the subject of the piece. The link to the reporter, her show, and this spot is here: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/money/toxic-drywall-causing-money-health-problems-062110 But you are welcome to watch below. Enjoy! It is only 2 minutes, 40 seconds.
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