MTV announced a couple of weeks ago that the upcoming fourth season of Teen Mom would be the last for the four original cast members. Filming has already ended for Season 4, and as you might imagine, the young moms are having to try to figure out what they are going to do now that the cameras have stopped rolling and the MTV checks stop rolling in.
Farrah Abraham has been the most pro-active in preparing for life after Teen Mom by attending culinary school in Florida and announcing numerous business ventures including writing a book, signing with a professional modeling agency, acting, shark fishing, releasing a workout video, being a calendar girl, creating a lingerie-themed cooking show, launching the “Mom and Me” brand of food items (including an Italian hot pepper sauce), creating a scholarship fund for young parents, being a celebrity host on a dating web site, launching a line of jewelry, and getting her own reality spin off series! (Only two or three of those were not serious!)
Another Teen Momtrepreneur in the making is Maci Bookout, who has been pursuing a journalism degree at Chattanooga State Community College. Maci is reportedly working on a book of her own, and as we’ve posted about before (1, 2), she is using the fame gained from being on Teen Mom to set up lectures at various universities at which she talks about the importance of safe sex and what it was like getting pregnant so young.
But what we didn’t know is that Maci has been cutting her chops in another public speaking role… as a news anchor!
Chattanooga State Community College has an online news program titled “Today @ Chatt State” featuring what I assume are journalism majors delivering the news headlines of the day. In this first clip Maci talks about the 2012 Grammy Awards, the CSU “Intent to Graduate” form, Theoretical Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku’s lecture on campus, and “apps to add sizzle to your Valentine’s Day.” (Though Maci isn’t the one covering it, you HAVE to fast forward to the 3:04 mark for coverage of “The Cupid Shuffle” Valentine’s dance! “If you didn’t make it, here is some of what you missed…”)
In this next newscast, Maci takes on a heavier topic: the New Black Panther Party offering a bounty for George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin on February 26 in Sanford, Florida. She also covers March being Academic Advising Month and the Meacham Writers’ Workshop.
Get ready to move over Wolf Blitzer! They’re going to need to change the name of the network to MaciNN!