Our Town with host Andy Ockershausen - Homegrown History
About This Show
Welcome to Our Town, a new podcast produced by Best Bark Communications and hosted by Andy Ockershausen. A third generation Washingtonian, Andy spent his career in broadcasting at the Evening Star Broadcast Group, WMAL and WMAL TV, Channel 50 and most recently Comcast/NBC Universal. Andy’s experience and leadership at major stations has allowed him to conduct business and develop close relationships with individuals including presidents, sports heroes, and influencers in the political, business and charitable communities. Twice weekly, listeners will have the opportunity to catch up with people they consider their heroes, old friends or newsmakers from the past in Our Town. Each guest will share their personal stories and how they view their contributions to Washington, D.C. community. After all, it is what we learn from the past that may help us with the challenges of the future.
Most Recent Episode
Doreen Gentzler – Iconic News Anchor and Award Winning Broadcast Journalist
3 days ago
Doreen Gentzler, iconic news anchor and award winning broadcast journalist, moved South from Our Town as a teenager with her family. After college she worked her way back North as a journalist and news anchor. In 1989 she joined Channel 4’s all male news team Vance, Michael, Ryan and Campbell, and has been a steady force ever since. Doreen lets Andy tell the story: the move South with her family, including time at UGA, then to Charleston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Philly and back to Our Town; and, her work at NBC’ News4 Washington. You can hear her listening to Andy, affirming, and filling in where and when necessary. Doreen tells a few stories such as how she successfully broke into the all male news crew at Channel 4, and how she and her husband worked through a long distance marriage between Philly and DC. She also talks about how she met the demands of work and home, and how much she loves her work, and colleagues, at NBC, and how she misses Vance every day. She has the perfect combination of quiet confidence, vulnerability, and humor as she interacts with Andy. This is an easy conversation between two friends, and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to be asked along. Enjoy! The entire transcript for this podcast can be found on our website here: https://ourtowndc.com/doreen-gentzler-news4-anchor-journalist/ A special thanks to Our Town sponsors GEICO, as well as Attorney Mike Collins, and Tony & Joe's Seafood Restaurant and Nicks Riverside Grill.
Episodes of This Show
6 days ago