Off Air Life – WKRG News 5

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If you live in the Scenic 98 Coastal area, you’re probably familiar with it. Rose Ann Heavenwho will anchor WKRG Channel 5 News At night. I recently met Rose Ann at her provision on Fairhop to learn more about her “off air” personality. I found her to be fun and very down-to-earth. You must be a fun person to be with.

Rose Ann and her husband Terry were born and raised in Mississippi. They grew up in the Jackson area and worked together at Mazzios Pizza. “He was so cool,” she said, and they got married soon after. That was her two adult daughters 35 years ago.

Rose Ann and husband Terry.

She started her career in talk radio at the age of 19, just after graduating from high school. She then turned to television in Jackson, Mississippi before she got a job at a television station in North Carolina. They lived in Washington, North Carolina, and she explained that the town looked a lot like Fairhope at the time, and as Rose Ann’s “on-air” reputation grew, she decided to move on with her seven-and-a-half years later. Mobile was adopted by her WKRG. With her 3-year-old daughter, she and Terry moved to Fairhope, where they have lived since 2002.

Rose Ann’s parents met in San Antonio, Texas, and her father, Murphy Glenn Faulkner, was a blue-eyed country boy and a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. (Yes, he is related to the famous author William Faulkner.) Her mother was of Mexican and Japanese descent, and she was a devout Jehovah’s Witness. “As a teenager, she’s asking for testimony in her neighborhood, so as a journalist, it’s natural to get people interested,” she says with a laugh.

Her father, a homebuilder and outdoor enthusiast, died tragically and was buried on his fifteenth birthday. Her uncle, Jesse Faulkner, whom they called “Uncle Bill,” took care of the family after his father died and let her go at their wedding. Ann said, and she named her second daughter, Jesse Faulkner Haven, after him. ”

Terry is a nurse at Thomas Hospital, allowing Rose Ann to work for Mobile. “I love commuting across the Bayway and Causeway,” she says. “I love to see the water and I love to smell the sea breeze. She tells the story of when her eldest daughter was a child, passing the USS Alabama. ‘Mama, Auburn. where’s the ship?”

“I like to listen to old YouTube interviews and stuff on my commute, and I listen to whatever is going on back then.” She recalled an interview of Barbara Walters with Monica Lewinsky. “I loved Barbara Walters, but I felt like she unnecessarily piled up at the end of that interview, and it bothered me.”

She and Terry own a 25-foot Catalina yacht at the Mobile Yacht Club. They love sailing and sometimes sleep on boats. “It’s like living in a treehouse,” she says. It’s a lullaby that puts you to sleep. One night is enough. ”

“Terry is a great cook. She enjoys entertaining friends, cooking on the grill, and lighting the karaoke machine.” She’s glad she doesn’t have to rely on singing for a living, but considers herself a songbird. He and I often sang George Jones and Tammy Wynette duets, and I certainly miss him.

Rose Ann loves beaches and water. She is a self-proclaimed treasure hunter who collects shells. “Certain shells are like winning the lottery.” She loves the textures of the shells she finds, such as her scotch bonnet and the olive snail shell with letters. “I collect Florida conch fighting sand dollars. Of course, I put the live ones back. She wants to learn to fish, she says. Do you have takers?”

At a recent regatta, they sailed to Ship Island off the coast of Mississippi. Rose Ann was caught in the shelling, so her sailing buddies accused her of losing the race: “We died last, but it was a lot of fun.” I have a huge collection of vases. “Devon Walsh says they’re creepy, but I love them.”

rose unsailing

Rose Ann hosted the Hound Dog Music Festival last year, Baldwin Humane SocietyIt’s been a lot of fun and she does a great job at these events. She says she measures her success by the relationships she builds through many of these charity events. “There’s a strong sense of community here.” There are certain things that draw her to it.The American Cancer Society, in particular making progress against breast cancer“The Breast Cancer Walk is powerful for me,” she says. “In the eyes of the participants, you can see how real it is. It’s tangible.”

The American Heart Association is also important to her. She tells of a six-year-old boy who was born with only half of her heart. His name was Fisher, she asked his parents. “What do you expect from Fisher?” She tells of a woman who led a tragic life but turned it around and inspired her daughter to provide more than 128,000 meals to those in need in Pensacola. The people I enjoy getting to know are the people who make an impact.”

“We vacationed here and have always wanted to live in Fairhope,” she said of her daughter. They love that they graduated from Fairhope’s K-1 Center and graduated from Fairhope High School with the same group of kids. Her daughters recall having Principal Beasley pull out her tooth as a badge of honor.

Rose Ann says she was chosen as a young girl because of her multi-ethnic background. It has a population and people seem to get along.I love the fact that my daughters grew up in a community where merchants love children.I love the small town parades that celebrate the holidays and the community support of Fair Hope. ”

“The Eastern Shore is a treasure. Infrastructure is a concern with any growth. I can see why people want to move here. It’s a great place to be.My daughters don’t want to leave and it makes me happy.This is a special place.”

Thank you Rose Ann. It was an honor to meet you. We are lucky to have you.

https://www.wkrg.com/community/wkrgs-rose-ann-haven-a-life-off-air/ Off Air Life – WKRG News 5

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