Hello Arizona friends, residents and visitors, I’m Kate Longworth and I can’t tell you how excited I am to be the new host of Arizona Living: Your Life, Your Style on YurView Cox Ch. 4. I am what they call in sports, a “homer” because I unabashedly favor ALL things Arizona (yes, even the dry heat!)
It wasn’t always this way. I grew-up in Southern California, and cried for days (or if you ask my Dad, months) when our family moved to Arizona for my Dad’s job when I was a Sophomore in High School. As hard as it was to adjust to a new life at the age of 16, trading in weekend trips to the beach for rocks and cacti in the front yard, the transition shaped me into the person I am today. In fact, when I had the chance to choose myself where to call “home”, I chose Arizona – not once, but twice.
First, I decided to stay In-State for College (despite the numerous times I had vowed to move back to California for school, my heart just couldn’t let go of my new desert roots). I proudly became a Wildcat and started my Broadcast Career at the University of Arizona writing for the Daily Wildcat and covering sporting events as an Intern for FoxSports-Arizona. I majored in Journalism and minored in Spanish, and then spent the next few years zig-zagging across the U.S. to pursue my dreams. I had a Producing stint in our Nation’s Capital and covered the West coast landscape from So Cal to Northern California as an Anchor-Reporter with a stop in the Midwest in PR. But once again I decided to call Arizona my “home” when a situation presented itself just over 3 years ago (or 4 baseball seasons ago, since that’s how we communicate in my household). This time it was my husband and I following a job transfer to raise our family in the desert.
As I referenced, I am very fortunate that my “work” calendar reads as many people’s “social” calendars do, following the Major Sporting Events and Exciting Happenings throughout Arizona. After years of covering Bay Area teams for NBC Sports, I now get to cover my “Home Teams” from the D-backs to the Cards, Suns and Lopes! And with the addition of my duties for Arizona Living: Your Life, Your Style, I am getting to further explore activities, places and trends that have already captured my interest and my family’s — and share them all with You!
Some of those interests include being outdoors, rediscovering Arizona’s history from spectacular attractions, historic towns and informative museums. I like to learn about new hot spots to try with my close friends, amazing food to experience with the hubby (bonus points if a gluten-free menu is included!) and local entertainment for kids. I also love following-up on the latest trends when it comes to clothes, arts and well-being. I’m very interested in learning more about what you can do to lead your best life when it comes to health and happiness. These are the type of things I am excited to explore with you on Arizona Living: Your Life, Your Style.
And when you can’t find me on your TV at the latest sporting event or entertainment venue, I’m probably at home laughing with my boys or finding some peace and quiet at a coffee shop while I write and research all that’s on my mind. Either way, please don’t be a stranger – share with me what makes you a “homer” in Arizona!
— Kate Longworth (@KateLongworth) October 31, 2018