Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Where Are They Now

Today we feature former KATV reporter Beejal Patel.

She grew up in Chicago, and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Political Science and Journalism. She’s worked at television stations in Lansing, Michigan; Lubbock, Texas; and Little Rock.

What's she doing now? After leaving KATV in late 2004, she found a home at New England Cable News, where she is a morning reporter for the network.

33 Comments:

At 1:02 AM, July 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beejal was the crown jewel of reporters at channel 4. We miss her dearly.

 
At 7:22 AM, July 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 4? Wasn't it Channel 7?

 
At 9:13 AM, July 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was demanding on her camera people... that's a fact straight from KATV. Don't cover for her.

 
At 10:30 AM, July 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which cmera people are you referring to? Photographers or studio?

 
At 10:41 AM, July 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photographers...

 
At 4:00 PM, July 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa! What happened to the bushy eyebrows? She looks like a different person.

 
At 4:19 PM, July 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She lost some weight and decided to do a little personal grooming.

 
At 10:16 AM, July 28, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it everytime we see a former KATVer that has gone on to better things, there never seems to be a long list of KATVers that will come on here and bash them.

I wonder what you're going to say in a couple of years when Kate Sullivan is a where are they now.

 
At 11:23 AM, July 28, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lost some weight? Are you kidding? That girl didn't have any to lose. She was barely 5 feet tall and 95lbs to begin with! You obviously have never seen her in person.

 
At 12:22 PM, July 28, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, her face got thinner somehow. When you're that tiny, ever pound shows.

I tell you who ROCKS these days in Boston... that would be Sarah Zapp. She got a huge job on cable and is doing great.

 
At 5:09 PM, August 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is obvious that current KATVers need to stop spending their time talking about Beejal and start thinking about decent story ideas..

Maybe that would help your ratings get out of the shitters.

By the way, don't hate her because she's beautiful.

Jealously is transparent.

 
At 6:23 PM, September 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm... Obviously there are only a few here who had the "Beejal" experience...

I knew Beejal while she was still in Lubbock. Unless she suddenly had a change of heart, she was one of the hardest people to work with in the newsroom, always had a negative attitude, and believed most everyone was below her. I don't believe I ever saw her crack a smile except on air.

Plain and simple, unless you knew her, it's hard to comment. And if you did know her, you probably are glad she's no longer there....

 
At 10:12 PM, September 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can tell you that Beejal was certainly not trying to please everyone.

She was one of the best reporters in Lubbock. She thought highly of people who were hardworking and held high standards.

And if you were lazy, well, she certainly didn't waste her time associating with such people.

Perhaps you did not see her smile, because you were never around her.
(see sentence above)

Because if you were, you would know she is one of the funniest people around.

Oh.. and try to solve your own problems of insecurity before you go on this board and bash other people.

I feel sorry for those people who hate themselves so much, that they have to criticize others just to make themselves feel better.

See a therapist, instead.

 
At 8:24 AM, October 27, 2005, Anonymous B.Onthank said...

I've worked with Beejal after she moved on from down there and came up north to NECN, I can say with total clarity that Beejal is as bright as she is brillant. Wanting to achieve the highest standards for oneself (as we should all do and can learn from her) is not the same as being "hard" on your fellow co-workers, it's soemthing we should thank her for. (She can at least think off the top her head, while you.. i refer to the bashing jerk.. are thinking with an entirely diffrent and more petite one) It's hard to smile through blindingly cold blizzards, but Beejal managed to always do so day in and out, in front and behind the camera, kudos for her. also i would much rather enjoy listening to a soft voice that has something to say, then one that is loud but with absolutely nothing behind it but hot air. Lastely, at least i have the guts to say what i have to say and not hide behind "Anonymous".

 
At 8:13 AM, January 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been watching Beejal on "First Business" morning news. Once I made it past her breathtaking beauty, I found an extremely competent and articulate reporter. What a jewel!

Todd Bockhorst

 
At 9:46 PM, February 20, 2007, Anonymous Randy Steinman said...

I first critiqued a reel for Ms. Patel about six years ago. She had the "it" factor from the beginning, and had her sights set high.

Am not surprised Beejal has gone on to good things. I'm proud of her.

Don't trash someone who graduates from your market, then has success elsewhere. They're a walking advertisement for the people they once worked alongside.

To criticize them is to devalue yourself.

Just a thought.

Randy Steinman
MediaLine

 
At 5:11 AM, April 03, 2007, Blogger IAmMine said...

Shout out to Beejal from her doting Indian community, we are proud of you girl. Looks like the commentators on this post have had personal work ex with her. First up, why would you be cheap enough to bitch about her in a public forum? That too as anonymous! Shows you yourself aren't so cool to hang out with, in OR out of the newsroom. Second, you'll prolly be featured in a similar post when you move on to another place, how would you feel if you feel if your former peers bitched about you?

As the audience, I love Beejal's work, and not just because she is of Indian origin.

 
At 2:22 PM, July 19, 2007, Anonymous Loststooge100 said...

I watch Beejal everyday on First Biz. She is very pretty, and does a very good job. If she is hard on camera crew's, maybe some of them are incompetent, and need yelled at! I wonder if she's looking for a husband? I could become available!

Loststooge100

 
At 6:33 AM, June 12, 2008, Anonymous Patel Watcher said...

I'm not sure First Biz hired her for her nice-and-curvaceous 'personality'! :-) But she's definitely nice eye-candy, if you're that Bali-Babe ethnic thing!!!! :-) :-)

 
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At 10:52 PM, October 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss her on FB. Her hotness is what really got me interested in business. Awesome if she could explain a few of the finer points to me in person.

 
At 10:52 PM, October 27, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss her on FB. Her hotness is what really got me interested in business. Awesome if she could explain a few of the finer points to me in person.

 
At 10:07 PM, November 04, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are "forsoever" beautiful.

 
At 2:58 AM, December 04, 2012, Blogger Slickchick said...

I live in Boston and enjoyed seeing her cute little face and dedicated reporting in her cute little coats and scarfs everyday. lol. I was bummed to see her move on so quick and when I found she had moved on to First Business I actually emailed her, told her so and wished her luck. She soon responded with a friendly and thankful email and said how excited she was for her new job, and I think we emailed back in brief a couple times about the economy. I think her ambition is very admirable. However I cant say I worked with her, obvi. And about a year after ahe left Boston I randomly met one of the NECN staff in a Boston sports bar having lunch. We chatted about a few things and one of the things I asked him was why she came and moved on so soon. I said it was too bad bcuz she was so cute, to which he chuckled a bit. But he said somthing to the effect that altho he didnt know much about it, she was headstrong at times and had clashed with certain members in the studio. He didnt say who or how. But these things happen in every city in every industry so who knows. I like tho ;)

 
At 3:02 AM, December 04, 2012, Blogger Slickchick said...

and this article was written on my birthday. lol

 
At 5:01 PM, April 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beej did a story on my profession when she was at katv-she was w/ me for around 10 hours or so. Not only did i find her to be smart, but she had a good sense of humor and was exceedingly polite to her cameraman and me. And by the way, it doesn't hurt that in person, she is a stunningly gorgeous woman. Whoever on here that said she needed to get thinner is out of their freaking mind.

 
At 9:36 PM, June 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beejal Patel, is the best news journalist, that I have ever seen. I first saw her, on First Business. She was a very professional, and charming host. Her coverage, of the business news, on that show, both as cohost, and then, host, was superb. I have read, that she obtained, two Bachelor's Degrees, one in Journalism, and one, in Political Science, and her knowledge, of the subject matter, is beyond compare. Along with her professionalism, in news reporting, she is indeed, very beautiful. It is refreshing, to see, such a wonderful person, to tell the news, when in these times, we need, all the great people, that we can get. Ms. Patel, is the best journalist, in the business. That is a fact. I hope to see her again, soon, wherever she decides to take her talents, next. I am sure, that everyone would agree, that she is the very best. Best Wishes, to you always; Beejal!

 
At 6:51 AM, January 22, 2014, Blogger jimmy said...

I'm watching first business right now, and still, even after all this time, it ain't the same without Beejal's bright reporting and smiling face. Not even close.

 
At 6:23 AM, September 14, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I watch this everyday.. Beejal was an eye candy that distracted me with her beauty:) Angela over time is looking prettier than ever..and is a good anchor..no complaints about both. However what happened to Angela on btv.. Sidelined perhaps. Dunno why she left this gig.. Money perhaps

I want to see bill moller as the main guy. He puts some sarcasm to what he dishes out. News deliverance needs to be captivating .. So a chuckle here and there with an anecdote here and there like bill moller provides is refreshing. Makes listeners think deeper about what is dished out

 
At 1:49 PM, March 23, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how many people wish we could raise Saddam Hussein back from the dead and bring him back to life.

If I had only 1 wish in the entire world - this would be it.

This blog is now going to be about what I think. :)

BP

 
At 8:09 PM, March 28, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The United States being allies with Saudi Arabia is like a woman falling in love with a psychopath..... eventually they will try to rip your face off, but you just can't believe they would do such a thing because you are blinded by love.

But you know what they say..... love (of oil) is blind.

me :)

 
At 1:27 PM, May 04, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Eddie Lampert,

Your company is bleeding cash every single day. Just pull the plug. It's over. Stop being in denial. Stop selling products that don't work and then refuse to give us refunds. Did you know your phones don't even work?

I should have known better than to buy a lawnmower from a company that is going bankrupt. I just can't believe that a 20 year old yardman lawnmower works better than a brand new Sears Craftsman.

My bad. Won't do that again.

 
At 9:19 AM, June 12, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU CANNOT FIX CRAZY:

" Since 2001, the United States has invested more than $100 billion building Afghan military and police forces, a judicial system and schools in hopes of moving the country closer to normality. But all that spending appears to have done little to slow a cycle of rage and revenge that has made Afghanistan one of the world’s most dangerous countries.
Public executions were common when the Taliban ruled the country in the 1990s, and tens of thousands of Afghans have been killed during the post-2001 Taliban insurgency. Afghanistan, like neighboring Pakistan, also has a long history of cultural and religious conservatism associated with violent retribution."

-WASHINGTON POST

 

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