Minerva Perez - I GOTTA STORY

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston

I GOTTA STORY is an autobiographical look at a 30 year career in TV News of award-winning Broadcast Journalist Minerva Perez. A compilation of "her stories around the big stories of the day," it covers the start of her career as a greenhorn intern/reporter in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas to her ascension to the biggest TV markets in the country. Perez weaves her personal accounts of what happened covering the major stories of the day: Pope John Paul II's visit to L-A; the death of Tejano Queen Selena; the Northridge Earthquake; Hurricanes Rita and Katrina; the Waco Siege; Fidel Castro in Havana; the Guadalajara gas explosion; among many others. She weaves tales about being out there in the trenches as a reporter and on the anchor desk and how it shaped a career and came at a cost to family, friends, and work relationships. Her stories of intriguing news figures, ordinary people and historic events spell out a long journey that was sometimes bumpy, sometimes crude and sometimes comical and entertaining. I GOTTA STORY speaks to the incoming generation of reporters about the struggles, the redemption, and the rewards of being a broadcast journalist and it ultimately reveals what really happens when one seizes a great opportunity and runs with it all the way to the top."