Where it all began, back in the eighties. I got a microphone from my grandparents for Christmas one year, and I couldn't put it down. I'd go up and interview everyone about what they got for Christmas...even sing. Haha
My amazing siblings. From left, Joshua, Jon-Erik, Me, and Charity.
College Days: I volunteered for about everything at 90.5 WASU in Boone, NC. The pic above is a morning show I was on where I delievered the morning dish of "The Starr Report." It stuck with me so, I decided to use it with Brian on the Y Morning Wake-Up.
Masters 2012 with my friend Ashleigh. I don't know much about golf, but I learned if you're going to The Masters, prepare yourself for quite a walk to the entrance. I've never seen so many cars in my life. It's like stepping into another world through those gates. Stunningly beautiful.
First Celebrity Encounter: I was doing select interviews for a country station during Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC. I happened to look up and saw that handsome face. Panic set in immediately, I was like, "I've got to go say hello." I was so nervous, and I kept telling myself, it's just Dierks Bentley, calm down...then he put his arm around me for the pic, I was like, "Oh Lord, don't let me faint."
Co-hosting at the American Cancer Society's Bachelor Auction back in June. The event brought in over $10,000 that evening.
With Dr. Noah Drake, Rick Springfield back in June 2012. He's one of my favs from the 80's. Mom told me, "Courtney, I can still remember you singing along to his songs from the backseat of the car."
Is there a 'How to' guide for NYC? Haha, some things I may have needed a little help with, like the whole subway thing, and negotiating merchandise in Chinatown. So much fun learning the system though. One of my friends from NC lives up there, and invited me to spend New Year's with her. I hitched a ride and arrived New Year's Eve at Laguardia then hailed a taxi (first time doing that, haha) to her apartment in Manhattan. Was I scared? Yeah, but I told myself, "Courtney, you're on an adventure, go get lost and explore...just have your mace on standby."
It was a good time though. I had a chance to see Time Square, even got interviewed by Fox 5 NYC. They asked me what the New Year would bring me, I said L-O-V-E. Haha, always optimistic about that one...I was thrilled the city still had their Christmas lights up everywhere...Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, the Empire State Building. So beautiful!
Of all the sites though, my favorite destination was eating at a place called Tom's Restaurant which was always featured as the hangout in Seinfeld. In the show it was called "Monk's Cafe." Inside there was Seinfeld memoribilia all over the walls, so cool for a big fan like me.
NYC Firefighter's...they let us come in and have cheesecake with them.
Photos by Me, Courtney Starr