Brigitte has been in the journalism business for more than 20 years, starting as an intern at the Muskogee (Okla.) Phoenix newspaper. She and her husband, Tommy, who’s also a journalist, moved to Texas in early 1992. They both worked at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for several years before deciding to try something new. They packed up and headed to sunny California to work at the San Francisco Chronicle. But after spending two years in the Bay Area, they realized they missed Texas too much and moved back, making their home in Mansfield.
For the next three years, Brigitte was the managing editor of the Star-Telegram’s sister newspaper, the Mansfield News-Mirror. But then she got a call from KRLD. She was eager to learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of radio and became a news editor for the station. Despite the early-morning hours, Brigitte loves her job. She says every day is a wild ride. You never know what breaking story is going to develop.
Brigitte’s husband, Tommy, is an assistant managing editor for NeighborsGo, the community edition of The Dallas Morning News. Together, they have a teenage son, pet fish and a couple of parakeets. She also has three adult step-children and two step-grandchildren. Brigitte thrives on spending time with her family, laughing, going to the movies, playing in the dirt and cooking (but not cooking dirt). Three of her favorite words are bulbous, gelatinous and unfurl. Whenever she goes to Four Day Weekend’s improv show in Fort Worth, she tries to get at least one of those words used in a comedy routine. So far, she’s been successful every time!
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