One day in 2008, I checked my email from friend and producer Harry
Hughes to let me know that the series he created on anthropology had won a Local
Emmy Award. I was happy for him, and proud, knowing that I had helped on the
series...notably by donning makeup on a 105 degree day and pacing around a dry
What I wasn't prepared for was his email which followed a month
and a half later...basically telling me that I qualified for a statuette in the
"on camera talent" category!