A Day I’ll Never Forget

As long as I live I doubt I will ever forget exactly how I felt on 9/11. It was terrifying and surreal. I knew the world was forever changed in an instant. I was a journalist and it was my day off. I knew it wouldn’t be for long. Although 2,000 miles away from New…

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Stories Don’t Always Have a Happy Ending

I just got word that one of the people we interviewed in Kauai, HI passed away last week. Ikaika Kam was quite simply a stud. That’s how we described any player back in my high school football days who was just plain tough. Someone who could do it all. That was Ikaika. He seemed larger…

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Season Finale!

Tonight brings to an end another season of The Story Trek. Season 12 will officially be in the books.  Can you believe the show has been going that long?! Wow!  What a blessing it has been to have hundreds of people from every state in America welcome me into their lives to share their stories.…

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Miss Jenny!

One of our most talked about episodes over the years has been the one featuring the story of Miss Jenny Mae. What a treat to be able to to back and visit her once again!  I’m not sure who was more excited, Jenny or us. In true southern style she treated our crew to a home…

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Bullying Featured in Tonight’s Episode

Tonight’s is an important episode for anyone who has kids or grandkids…or is a kid.  We revisit The Bullied Beauty Queen from years ago. In the first episode Allison Phillips told how she overcame the bullying and actually used it as motivation that helped her become Miss Utah.  We’ll catch back up with Allison to…

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Another Update Tonight!

Todd in Refugio, TX

The updates on stories just keep coming.  Tonight we revisit the story of Josh Hurst.  I ran into him at a bus stop at Weber State University back in season 1.  He was going to be the guy who pointed me to a story until he told me he had a story a story to…

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Reunion Season

Flying out on another episode

Tuesday night we begin our reunion stories that will run for this entire season of The Story Trek. l could not be more excited about these stories.  The show is now going into its seventh year on the air and eighth year of production.  That is incredible!  It was about time we checked back in with…

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Hurricane Harvey Episodes

Todd in Refugio, TX

Texas still needs your help.  I hope you see that from the last two episodes that have aired. They got the headlines early on, but once the reporters leave and the headlines fade away the problems don’t end.  The experts say it will take years for Texas to recover from Hurricane Harvey and having been…

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Helping Refugio

Todd talking with Coach Jason Herring

I hope everyone will take a chance to watch tonight’s episode either when it airs or find it online somewhere.  Not for my ego gratification, but because this little town of Refugio at least needs people to know what they went through.  At the most, maybe you’ll be inspired to help. As was mentioned in…

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Refugio Strong

Todd in Refugio, TX after Hurricane Harvey.

Another important episode airs Tuesday night.  Sure, I think all episodes are important, because they are stories about great people I’ve met and all of their stories are important.  But this episode from Refugio, TX is different. This is one of the rare times I get a chance to go back and revisit a tiny…

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