Tradition and sense meant a lot to Vivian Solomon, author at the “Today” show, who was innate and lifted in Miami to Jewish Argentinian immigrants.
Solomon has been awarded 4 Emmys from the Academy of Television Arts Sciences, and an Edward R. Murrow endowment with Tamron Hall for “Today’s” “Shine A Light” series, which focused on domestic abuse survivors.
She was also nominated for a personal Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches — Daytime Entertainment where she oversaw the Today.com Show, an innovative behind-the-scenes simulcast.
Traditions and their significance were upheld on early in life when Solomon’s family would transport to Buenos Aires to revisit family.
“We would lay together after a dish to talk, locate up and make any other laugh. It’s called a ‘sobre mesa’ and it’s flattering special,” says Solomon.
“We grew up doing it in the home and then in Buenos Aires when we went to revisit opposite family members. This happened in any home and we finally accepted where the tradition came from.”
On her mother’s side of the family, the traditions that have stayed with her embody food and holidays.
“My hermit is a rabbi, so every once in a while we are in Boston for the high holidays and it’s always an respect and a provide to listen to his oration in person. “
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And then there’s the food, which Solomon shares currently with her husband and 2-year-old son, Jude — named after her husband’s mom Judy, who died divided from pancreatic cancer.
“I make milanesa, breaded duck cutlets, and can make a good tomato salsa too,” she says.
Born and lifted in Miami, Solomon remembers not wise in.
“I was friends with opposite groups of kids, but we really felt like we never fit in with one organisation 100%. we was always acid for someone like me, someone who distinguished Jewish holidays but also spoke Spanish at home and had relatives who were immigrants.”
Today, Solomon speaks both Spanish and English at home.
“My relatives done certain to remind me to answer questions in Spanish so we wouldn’t remove it. Now we pronounce Spanglish to any other, a brew of both given my relatives pronounce English, too. In gripping with tradition, Jude has been training to pronounce Spanish at home too.”
Solomon’s career began as a page at NBC in 2000. “The page program is a paid 12-month program where you start by giving studio tours of NBC and then you talk for brief assignments on the opposite shows from SNL to the media family dialect to the Thanksgiving Day Parade.’
“You don’t get any one that you try out for, but the thought is that you get to learn about the opposite opportunities at NBC.”
She then went on to responding phones at the front table and worked her way up to her stream role as a author with “Today.”
Her recommendation to college graduates who are meddlesome in operative at “Today?”
“This is not a 9 to 5 job, there are no set times, so you really have to adore what you are doing. Be prepared to work hard, make yourself available. No charge is too tiny in the beginning. It’s all about teamwork.”
Among her favorite “Today” segments, Solomon lists roving to England for the marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton, attending concerts, interviewing celebrities, and even the taped segments that tell the stories of bland people doing extraordinary things.
“All of these are fun in opposite ways. we really do get to see the universe with this show and meet engaging people,” she says.
Solomon binds relations — with both the people close to her and strangers on the street — in the top regard. Growing up, her father steady these words:“Lo cortés no quita lo valiente,” definition that you don’t remove anything by being polite.
“My father is all about observant hello to people when you get in an conveyor and being accessible and respectful regardless of who are traffic with. He doesn’t distinguish who he waves hello to — he even knows the homeless people on the street where he works. My hermit and we fun that he is the mayor of downtown Miami, since as you walk down the street with him, he knows everybody by name.”
From her mother, the epic poem “El Gaucho Martín Fierro,” by Argentine author Jose Hernandez, had a durability impression. One thoroughfare in sold reminded her that she and her hermit must always sojourn friends.
“Part of the poem is about siblings not vouchsafing anyone or anything get in the way of their connection. As we mentioned, family is critical in both Hispanic and Jewish cultures, so even now my mom will check in and ask me, ‘Have you oral to your hermit recently?’
“She wants us to stay connected regardless of where we live and where we are in the lives.”
Paula Conway is a best-selling book author, publisher of Conway Confidential, and President of Astonish Media Group. She helps women start their dream business and learn how to mangle by the barriers that keep them from apropos personally, spiritually and financially free. Paula binds an M.F.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from New York University.
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