Jupiter - Florida, FL
Journalist, international media trainer and Slovene-American
Born in the USA and raised in Southern California, I went to high school in the San Francisco Bay Area, where one of my classmates was Steve Jobs. After graduation at Stanford University, I started in print journalism until TV discovered me. I reported and anchored for TV stations in Rhode Island, West Virginia, Miami, Atlanta, and Houston. I worked for CBS in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. I covered Washington DC for NBC and the America's Talkng network. In 2008 I started a consulting firm to train journalists and public relations practitioners.
I grew up thinking that I was of Austrian descent because my father was very proud of the fact that his father served in the army of emperor Franc Joseph. At that time I was working for a TV station in New York and a friend of mine introduced me to the Austrian ambassador as a famous Austrian-American journalist. When I said my ancestors were from a small town near Ljubljana, the ambassador informed me that I was in fact a Slovene, not Austrian.
We came on a family trip in 2009 and we fell in love with Slovenia. Coming from Los Angeles, there is a huge contrast with the people. In Los Angeles, you have to do everything in the car; meeting a friend for coffee can mean a two-hour drive each way. In Ljubljana, you step outside the door and have a coffee with your friend. It is a change for the better. I also admire Slovenia's consciousness of the environment and the fact that you can get fresh food from the farmers' market daily. My son and I are proud to be citizens of Slovenia through our ancestry and I end up visiting Slovenia a couple of times a year.
Find out more about Terry's interesting discovery of Slovenian roots below.
Jupiter is a Palm Beach County city on the Atlantic side of the sunshine state. While its population is under 100k, the city is part of the Miami metro area, which is home to more than 6 million people. Jupiter, FL has received recognition for being one of the top beach towns in America. Get to know the beautiful city of Jupiter and its top-ranked attractions.
People love the beach, and so do dogs, but not every beach you find is dog-friendly. Jupiter Dog Beach is the exception. Located at 2188 Marcinski Road, Jupiter Dog Beach is not just pet-friendly but also very clean. If you plan to bring your dog with you on vacation, this is the place to visit. While you’re there, you might also want to stop by the Juno Pier for some fishing.