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Who is Sam Brock?
Welcome to the South! After growing up in a New York suburb and going to school in Chicago, I suddenly found myself plopped in the middle of Virginia.
A ‘Yankee’ trying to fit in south of the Mason-Dixon line, I quickly discovered a few things- the use of the word ‘y’all’ is not nearly as widespread as I would have expected; they REALLY love Robert E. Lee here in Richmond; and the breadth of culture, history, backgrounds and arts is quite impressive.
I came to Virginia to pursue a career in journalism- I started with a year in Winchester, and have been in Richmond for the last three.
I currently anchor the CBS 6 news at 5 and 5:30…and report for all of our shows.
Given a long history of public humiliation and speaking faux pas, I figured why not cash in and try it out on television!
In all seriousness, I picked a field where I thought I could use self-expression and writing to connect with people. My experiences, to date, have surpassed my expectations- I’ve reported on political firestorms, near-death fire escapes, colossal bankruptcies and sordid strip clubs.
And, I’ve seen what it’s like to live in a city that has no clue how to handle a little bit of snow.
I’m a family-oriented person, with a sister attending grad school in North Carolina and a network of family and friends back up North. I’ve made great friends here in Richmond, who I know I’ll keep close for the rest of my life…but I’m looking to return to Chicago one day.
I appreciate the opportunity to take part in an event that will benefit such a worthy cause, thanks for having me!
Hobbies/Interests:_Food Junkie, Tennis, Running, Music- Soul, R & B, Classic Rock, really anything but country!, Politics/Current Events, Witty television
List 3 words that best describe you: Vivacious, Wordy, Self-deprecating
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? And why?__Photographic memory- it would make my job a lot easier and I’d never be at a loss for words!
What is the best prank you’ve pulled on someone or was pulled on you?_____My life is one long, unending prank. I’m convinced that someone cut a hole in the back of my pants, and that’s why I walked around a fatality scene for about three hours with the seat of my pants ripped and my rear just blowing in the wind.
When I was in high school, some older guys once drove up to an outdoor keg party and pretended to be the police- which in turn caused me to flee the scene, lead an expedition of about 10 guys around the back woods of a well-to-do community, and ultimately fall into a big puddle of quicksand. I can’t make these things up.
List 3 things on you want to do in your lifetime:_Run a marathon, live abroad for a few years- preferably London or Spain, have a meaningful relationship that lasts my whole life.
Favorite Food/Meal:This is tricky because there are so many possibilities- if push came to shove, I’d probably go with a well-aged bone-in ribeye steak
Favorite movie/TV show:__TV Show- Unquestionably ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’; Movie-Either ‘Shawshenk Redemption’ for drama, or ‘Old School’ for comedy
Guilty pleasure;_Junk food/ chocolate
List 3 things you cannot live without:_My iPhone, Larry David, Humor
What is your idea of a perfect date?__I don’t like the notion of a ‘perfect date’ – it implies that something has been preconceived, and doesn’t evolve organically. Share a new experience with someone else…that’s it!
What is something your friends do not know about you?_Very little- I’m practically an open book. I did have a high-pitched voice until early high school, which set back my social development at least three or four years.
Where can you be found on a sunny Saturday afternoon?__On a tube floating down the James River….or doing something active.
What is your dream job/profession?_General Manager of a professional sports team….or food critic!