What Message Do You Think Every Woman Should Hear ?
With Veronica Miracle
Introduce yourself! Who are you?
I am a news reporter in Los Angeles. I’m a Japanese-American and a millennial. I’m passionate about disruptive technology and ideas. I have a master’s degree in journalism innovation from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. I am a shelter dog owner. I am a passionate sister, daughter and friend.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Never take a compliment to heart. Never take an insult personally. These are opinions.
What would you say to 16 year old you?
You don’t know it yet, but you’re going to accomplish more than you could ever imagine. The best is yet to come.
What message do you think every woman should hear?
People want to help. They are waiting for you to ask them for guidance. Reach out to as many potential mentors as you can. At the very least, you’ll grow your network. At best, you’ll find a mentor who can guide you to success.
What do you love most about yourself?
I am a very optimistic person. For the most part, I can find my way out of any difficult situation because I’m able to see the bigger picture.
How do you manage your work-life balance?
I never allow myself to feel guilty for shutting down and disconnecting. My personal well-being always comes first, so that I can give the most of myself to my work and my passion projects.
What do you do on a daily basis to grow and move forward?
I read a ton of news. It’s the first thing I do when I wake up, and the last thing I do before I go to sleep. I consume stories from a variety of outlets. Often the same story from different outlets to get varying viewpoints. I also keep up with entertainment and pop culture. It’s relevant for my work in Los Angeles, and for communicating with a wide variety of people.
What is something on your bucket list?
To buy enough land so I can build a rescue farm for shelter dogs. It’s one part of my plans for retirement. Really!!
Have you ever had an extraordinary experience? Describe it!
I have always had a crippling fear of skydiving. Early in my career, I had the opportunity to shoot a story about recovering drug addicts who were skydiving for the first time. The only way I could get footage from the plane, was if I also jumped. So I did! To overcome such a huge fear was life-changing for me.
What are your biggest passions?
Helping deserving people find success. It sounds so cliché but it truly brings me the most joy.
More About Veronica
Veronica Miracle is a general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News. She joined the team in August 2017 after spending three years at ABC30 in Fresno, California, as a weekend anchor and reporter. In Fresno, a series of her reports helped free a woman from jail after she was wrongfully accused of crimes she didn’t commit. Veronica began her broadcasting career at KLEW-TV in Lewiston, Idaho, where she was a general assignment reporter and evening news anchor.
Veronica was born in Osaka, Japan, where most of her family lives today. She is conversationally fluent in Japanese. She is the proud owner of a rescue dog named Kuma, whom she met while emceeing an adoption event.