Cher Calvin On Working For An International News Channel

Get tips for making it big abroad from the former F girl who also worked in CNN, Time, and now, KTLA.
What's it like working for an international news channel?

It's a lot of work, it's very challenging, but those kind of things are things that keep my day a lot more rewarding. I really enjoy it, and I'm thankful.

What are the difficulties you encounter?

There were a lot of things I had to adjust to. One, the lifestyle is very different. You're on your own in the States, even at work. Here in the Philippines, there are a lot of people who help us along the way. When you're in the States, you're on your own, you've got to do a lot on your own.

Have you had any traumatic experiences in your line of work?

As far as work, I deal with a lot of dark death and destruction. It can be hard when you're out on the field reporting that. You try not to let it affect you, but sometimes you become part of the story, too. You get phone calls from people you've covered, and they want you to help them, so you become affected a little bit.

What's the best thing about living in LA?

You know, I have a great support group in Los Angeles. I love the weather. I really have a lot of good things going on for me, and I can't complain about one thing. Although I miss my F girls!

Do you have advice for Cosmo girls who would like to pursue a dream like yours?

If you have a dream and you think it's unattainable, you're wrong. Because if you start to think you can do it, it can happen.
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