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5 Things You Need to Know About…Katie Blum ’07



Describe a day in your life at Dateline.

I am on the Day of Air team at Dateline. So on a typical day I am in the edit room with my team putting together the shows for the week. We take all the elements of the show and “build” them together and deliver it to the network. We are the last “eyes” before it goes to air. On certain days I go on location with our anchor Lester Holt to tape his portions of each show.  

Favorite spot to hang out in New York?

Oh this is a hard one; there are so many great places in New York to hang out. I love my local park, Madison Square Park. It is great for people and dog watching. One of my other favorite places is the McKittrick hotel. It is like a three in one place of entertainment. They have the interactive play “Sleep No More”, a restaurant/bar with a band and you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. And lastly a rooftop bar. It literally has everything.

You’d never guess this about Lester Holt! 

Well I am sure you can see he’s one of the kindest men around. Lester is actually a very good bass player. He got to sit in with the Roots on Jimmy Fallon one time.

Place on campus you miss the most?

Is it cliché to say Memorial Field? I have so many memories watching OU Football. Another place I miss a lot is the Kappa Kappa Gamma house. I had such a good time living there and hanging out with all my friends.

What super power would you like to have?

Teleportation! It would make coming back to Oklahoma to visit family and friends so much easier.


  1. Dear Ms. Blum:

    I am an OU Alum (Class ’60). Originally from Tulsa and now retired here, I spent almost fifty years living in NYC. Loved every minute of it and wish I had stayed there, most of the time. I was a Deke at OU and my grandmother was a KKG from the U of Nebraska. I hope you continue to enjoy living in New York – it is a wonderful place to be. As you can tell I miss it alot. Sounds as if you have a wonderful job; stay with it and enjoy the freedom New York offers its citizens. Regards, Bob Bowles

  2. Dear Katie,
    I was a Kappa at O.U. graduating in 1958-59. I also lived at the Kappa house. Our Kappa quartet won the State Barbershop quartet contest. At O.U. I met my future husband, Grant Miller, and we were married in 1958. He was a lawyer at O.U. and we traveled all over the world. I got my Masters in Music at the U. of Hawaii. I auditioned for the Bernstein Mass which opened the Kennedy Center. Leonard Bernstein was there for our first rehearsal. I sang three years in Washington, D,C. New York and Philadelphia. Good luck on your career. Sincerely, Anne Goodwin Miller

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