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CNN and Fox News Contributor Vero Gibbons joins the BTB Podcast!
Vera Gibbons joins the podcast today for a discussion of all things tennis, Presidents and the steady migration of Americans to Southern States and what that might mean for tennis and court availability next winter, dinner reservations and traffic up and down the Florida peninsula.
Vera, a heralded newscaster, started her career on the financial side of journalism at the Kiplinger Report. She moved on to CNBC and the show “High Net Worth” and was a part of CBS’s financial team at “The Early Show.” Many of you will know her, more recently, as a contribute to both CNN and Fox News.
But a few years ago, Vero took a career life leap and changed it all up and started her “NoPo” (No Politics) newsletter. The news digest daily email woke its readers up with all non-political – from finance to fitness, from dining to travel. Vera sold “NoPo” in 2020.
But, like many during a Pandemic, she started a “NoPo” podcast and is now in five local radio regions. Gibbons’ No Po Podcast is her new, unlikely medium and she discusses how it is different from being on a 3-minute segment on CNBC, Fox, or CNN compared to a 30-minute podcast.
We discuss all things tennis and why she has left New York City and moved to the Sunshine State. How will the courts in Florida deal with the onslaught of northern migratory players, especially once the large leagues start to play again?
She feels as if her new home in Palm Beach is starting to feel a bit like New York as the money managers and New York companies start to allow their employees to move here and work remotely. Vera doesn’t see a way back to a normal 9 to 5 work week for some industries. That lifestyle could be “toast”, says Gibbons.
Vera has played on historic courts up and down the East Coast of Florida from her native South Coast, Massachusetts and courts that still defy Har-Tru and are greenish clay from the Berkshires. to the hallowed, green grounds of the Tennis Hall of Fameand to the blustery courts on private estates and clubs on the bluffs in Newport. Her new Palm Beach home has brought her to the courts buffeted by the South Atlantic from Palm Beach Gardens and Palm Beach down through Lantana and Manalapan.
The US Open was truly missed, she says. As one of the sporting and calendar gems in New York Vera can’t wait for the lights to switch back on in Flushing Meadows so the tournament can regain its regal normality at the end of this summer..
We talk about Joe Biden and his golf game and how the media might report on his sporting endeavors and bemoan the fact that Presidents really just play golf… although a few do quietly play tennis!