I want to be able to communicate with my viewers in that new media way so I think defining what that is and defining my career in new media has really been sort of a break through moment.Bianca de la Garza is an Emmy Award-nominated television host, news anchor, and journalist who also is a single mom. She worked full time, sent me to private schools and paid for my college.
I know that a lot of women are faced with this struggle. I think the first piece of advice that’s so critical to being able to go after your dream, but also be there for your family, your kids, your parents, is to create a really strong team — be it friends you can lean on — a lot of times you don’t even realize that your friends would love to have your child over for a play date while you are doing something and you can reciprocate another day. And I think also, it’s a great role model for your children.Kids look at their moms and dads and really take their cues so if you’re a mom and a single mom and your child sees you working hard I think it’s not necessarily, “Why isn’t mommy home right now?To leave that it would have to be something really special and really unique, so I felt like the only way I could create what I wanted was to do it myself.I’ve always been more of a risk taker when it comes to getting out of your comfort zone so for me, it was very logical to do something that I wanted to do and do it the way that I wanted to.There was really no other way except to create my own company and start from scratch. Stepping out and leaving your comfort zone is really scary.
There are a lot of women, and men, out there right now who are too afraid to leave their current jobs to pursue other careers. But I really do encourage people, no matter what point in their career, to just fight through that first little fear.The series, which has so far featured guests including “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen and former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, is produced by Embassy Row and de la Garza’s Lucky Gal Productions.The former Boston news anchor's weekly late-night show, "Bianca" (previously titled "Bianca Unanchored"), has just been picked up by seven new stations affiliated with the CBS Television Network and one CW network for a 10-week run.So it actually has allowed me so much more playtime with her.And for example, we’re going to Mexico in April for April vacation where before it might be hard for me to get all that time off but now we’re gonna hit the road.Produced by Embassy Row ("Watch What Happens Live"), "Bianca" airs Saturday evenings and covers a variety of topics from pop culture to dating and hot spots, as well as celebrity interviews.