Marrying the Competition


You can stop love, even if it involves a competitor.

Orlando reporters  WFTV's Anthony DiLorenzo and WKMG's Kala Rama are getting hitched.

The couple will wed April 26 in Newport, R.I., and honeymoon in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

"My parents are from Sri Lanka, and I'm excited to show Anthony where they came from, and then it's off to paradise in the Maldives," Rama said Wednesday.

"We're both from Connecticut, and Newport is a city on the ocean we have been visiting our whole lives," DiLorenzo said. "We are fortunate enough to be getting married on the historic Cliff Walk at the Rosecliff."

He started at WFTV in January 2013 to be near Rama, who is also a weekend anchor. Things have gone swimmingly.

"This has probably been one of the best years of our lives personally and professionally," DiLorenzo said. "We had been in a long-distance relationship for several years and finally struck the perfect balance in Orlando."

Rama described herself as "Anthony's biggest fan in this competitive business."

She added: "It sounds cheesy, but I respect him greatly as a journalist and his opinion matters to me. I think we make each other better at work and we can still be best friends at home! When he doesn't like an outfit I wore on the anchor desk, that's another story!"

Being competitors hasn't been a problem in their romance, he agreed.

"It's nice to come home at the end of the day to someone who 'gets' the news business," he said. "While we're at competing stations, we've never had it get in the way of our relationship. It's a healthy competition. We've managed to strike a balance between our home and work lives."

We're sure the News Directors at both stations want the couple to watch the pillow talk. 

H/T Orlando Sentinel