If you think news is about the negative aspects of life, you are not watching “myWindow” on the local ABC and CBS stations. The show embraces everything Central Oregon has to offer.
“We want to showcase all great things about Central Oregon, whether it’s business, local events, the great outdoors, entrepreneurs or local people doing good things,” said Kerri Stewart, the producer and host of “myWindow.”
If you are expecting to find polarizing controversies, you have pressed the wrong channel number on your remote.
“We look for stories that are interesting and notable, that will make the viewer say, ‘That’s really cool, and it’s right here in our community,’” Stewart said.
“MyWindow” brings together a wide mix of interviews and feature segments, all with a local touch.
“This area has such an incredible talent pool of people in their respective fields,” Stewart said.
Central Oregonians are drawn here because they love the outdoors, the culture, the area and the sunshine, Stewart said.
“The result of all this is that there are a lot of interesting people who live right here in our community,” she said. “We want to showcase their stories.”
“MyWindow” is looking for the local pulse. The show is shot on location, be it a locals’ hangout, a coffee bar, a restaurant, a notable landmark or a familiar city locale.
You may see your neighbors getting coffee in the background, passing by on paddleboards or having lunch at their favorite restaurants.
“That’s exactly what we want,” Stewart said.
“We were [recently taping the show] at Jackson’s Corner at their new location on the east side,” she said. “The background was filled with Central Oregonians dressed in their Patagonias getting their locally sourced food and drinks.”
“MyWindow” features a talented team. Stewart previously worked as a news reporter and producer at the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. When she got tired of “chasing ambulances,” she moved to Eugene to anchor KEZI’s morning show. Eventually, Stewart moved over the mountains to her new home in Bend and a job with “myWindow.”
Lifestyle feature reporters Mackenzie Wilson and John Hammarley round out the on-air team. Hammarley is an Emmy Award-winning feature reporter who has worked in the field for over 30 years, including 10 at Portland station KGW-TV. Wilson came to “myWindow” after working at local TV station KTVZ for three and a half years.
Freelancers supplement the small in-house production staff. They help out with camera work, lighting, sound and editing.
The show is taped every Wednesday. “MyWindow” airs at 6 p.m. weekdays on KOHD-ABC and at 7 p.m. on KBNZ-CBS. You can also watch the latest episodes on BendBroadband on Demand.
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