Of all of the opportunities I have been fortunate to experience, hosting Times Square New Year’s Eve is hands down THE most surreal. One million people present. One billion watching. There is nothing quite like it. It is the one night a year where hope is at its apex and you can literally feel the warmth of the revelers’ endorphins blanketing you in the sub-freezing temps. Larger than life is an understatement. One word comes to mind: Grateful.
I got to kiss the star of the night at midnight.
My homage to Dick Clark and Times Square NYE
The best seat in the house
Waving up a storm with Anderson Cooper
Thanking my friends in the NYPD. They make this incredible night possible.
What an honor it was to countdown w Ethen Richardson who is fighting brain cancer. His wish came true via Make-A-Wish Foundation, to come to NY & countdown with us! An amazing moment w Fox News Elizabeth Hasselbeck & Bill Hemmer, and Ethen’s mom!
Having the time of my life with National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino. What an inspiration!
More with Astronaut Mike!
Cheers-ing up a storm w Moët & Chandon USA Vice President, Thomas Bouleuc, & Eater LA Editor Kat Odell.
The crowd is all the caffeine I need!
With Spiderman director Marc Webb & uh, Spiderman.
Jumbo on the Tron
With Li Li, Executive Vice President of the Sino-American Friendship Association
I am literally standing next to a direct descendant of Confucius himself who traveled all the way from the province of Shandong, China to be here for this amazing moment “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Toasting with the fine gentlemen at Waterford Crystal, whose crystals comprise the Ball
With the most beautiful USO Show Troupe.
Listening intently to Univision’s Raul De Molina so I can do my best to reply in Spanish