10 Questions with ... Deanna Cruz
June 11, 2013
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
Graduated from Boston University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. I went back to school at CT School of Broadcasting in Needham, MA to study just radio. After sending out demo after demo I finally got a parttime job in Albany, NY at WAJZ (JAMZ 96.3). I lived in Boston at the time and would drive up to Albany every weekend for the love of radio. Finally a station in Fairhaven, MA came calling and I was working weekends at WFHN (Fun 107). It wasn't too long before I was working both at Fun 107 and Hot 106 on weekends and FINALLY a fulltime opened up and I jumped onto middays moving into afternoons and now, mornings.
1. If not for morning radio, what do you think you'd be doing now, professionally?
I'd probably still be working in radio doing afternoons or nights at a station. If radio didn't exist? Well than you'd find me in the fitness world. I'd either be a nutritionist, personal trainer, or both. Lol. Oh wait I forgot about TV. I'd venture off in the TV world as well.
2. You've been doing mornings for over two years now. What's been your favorite part of co-hosting mornings on Hot?
The listeners. I love the interaction and conversations we have with our listeners whether it's over the phone or any social media platform - FB, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, etc. Nowadays I find myself recognizing a listener by their Twitter Pic or remembering a comment they left on a photo on Instagram.
3. Who would you like to see as a judge on Idol?
I want to see JLo back! I love her and I'll admit I watched Idol to see what she was wearing more than anything else. I think Ne-Yo would be a perfect fit with her.
4. What sets Providence apart from other New England cities?
The beaches but I HAVE to say there are certain words that come to mind when you say Rhode Island like: Bubbla (water fountain), Parlor (Living Room), Pawtucket (pronounced Pah-tucket aka The Bucket), Del's Lemonade, Alex & Ani, and well... DJ Pauly D and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo both are from Little Rhody.
5. It's movie night...do you opt for romantic comedy, action/adventure or adult?
Obviously I will always pick the romantic comedy!!
6. Does your morning partner, Vezzy ever try to play matchmaker?
No. He knows better.
7. Guilty pleasures?
FroYo!! I love frozen yogurt. Whether it's Pinkberry or Orange Leaf I love Peanut Butter flavor the best!! And it's REALLY hard for me to say no to Frozen Yogurt. Oh and I can't forget about our Producer - Heartless Jim's chocolate chip cookies. YUM!
8. I know that morning show hosts have a brutal schedule but what do you like to do with the free time you have?
Once I'm caught up with sleep I like going out for a drink and hanging out with friends. But I'm a health fanatic too so if I'm not running I'm in 'the box' at our local CrossFit gym.
9. If you could be on any TV reality show or game show, which would you want to be on?
I'm so addicted to Love & Hip Hop but I hate all the cattiness. So I'd choose to be the host of American Idol, X Factor, or The Voice.
10. Who is your celebrity dream date?
Just one? Let's see there is Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Shemar Moore, Ryan Reynolds, Cristiano Renaldo...yeah I think that's it.
Has doing morning radio taught you any life lessons?
Sleep whenever you can! Lol. Just don't take anything for granted. You never know when things will change - Even if it's just your sleep schedule.
Love, power, money, or fame?
Power and love. :)