So you didn't go to school for it and you have no experience, but you want to be a TV Anchor?
You just have to be Miss South Carolina.
Bree Boyce, the former Miss South Carolina, may have dreamed of the stage, but perhaps her latest job was the one she was destined for.
Boyce will join the 10 o’clock news team at WACH, the Fox affiliate out of Columbia, on Oct. 25.
To hear the former FMU theater major tell it, becoming a news anchor might have been kismet.
“When I was little, I would pretend that I was a newscaster,” Boyce said. “I was named after an anchor; her name was Bree (Walker, known for her work in California in the 1980s and 90s). My grandma named me after her, so maybe it was a foreshadowing.”
It concludes what has been a whirlwind six months for Boyce. She has continued to make appearances promoting her healthy eating and still managed to find time to land her dream role as Eponine in the acclaimed production of “Les Miserables” at the Florence Little Theatre.
Boyce said she is excited for the new opportunity.
“It is kind of surreal and weird at the same time because I didn’t go to school for this,” she said.
“I was there for an interview and the next thing I know I was offered a job as an anchor,” Boyce said. “It has been kind of a fast-paced thing but I am very excited. I have been doing all kinds of training before I officially start.”
Boyce will be joining a previously all-male news team with anchor Darryl Hood, reporter Brian McConchie and meteorologist Henry Rothenberg.
WACH News Director Kevin Pazdernik said the station is looking forward to Boyce joining the news team.
“Not only will she (Boyce) add a fresh face, but she’ll also bring her own unique perspective to the newscast,” Pazdernik said. “South Carolinians are very familiar with Bree’s story of personal success and as an anchor/reporter, she will look to highlight similar stories of achievement in our community.”
H/T The Morning News