Louisville Magazine

FEB 2019

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derbydinner.com 22 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 2.19 Plus 8 more Rachel Platt Longtime WHAS-TV anchor Rachel Platt, 59, left the station late last year, after nearly three decades there, to become director of community engagement at the Frazier History Museum. Earliest childhood memory? "I guess trauma — falling off a hobby horse at a store." When/where are you most creative? "Early morning. I usually wake up with ideas, so I keep a pen and paper next to the bed." What would you do as mayor for a day? "Listening tour." Weirdest place somebody has recognized you in public? "The restroom in, if I'm remembering cor- rectly, a restaurant. And we took a picture together." When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? "Oceanographer working with Jacques Cousteau. I grew up in Florida on the ocean, which mesmerized me. But then discov- ered I would have to be good at math and science. Hello, journalism." Favorite possession? "Family pictures and items collected on family vacations — shot glasses, artwork, rocks from beaches, ornaments from each place." What do you collect? "Old newspapers with important stories, for posterity. I grew up on the Space Coast in Florida and still have the paper from when Challenger exploded. So devastating. I had moved away but still felt so connected to the space program." What's on your nightstand? "Books — Ali: A Life, 10% Happier, Braving the Wilderness." Best book you've read over the past year? "Braving the Wilderness, by Brené Brown. It's about finding courage in your life." Most noticeable quirk? "I ask a lot of questions. But I will ask my family for their thoughts — standby. My son Cooper says I am intense. Go figure." What's always in your refrigerator? "Lemons. Trying to up my water intake and need lemons." What dish do you make at home most often? "I have boys, 22 and 23 years old. Spaghetti and meatballs." What/who makes you laugh? "Truth? Terry Meiners, my co-host when I was on Great Day Live. Or my son Logan quoting lines from Wedding Crashers or from any Will Ferrell movie." Favorite Kentucky Derby winner? "Lil E. Tee, 1992. He was the first horse I bet on after moving here; I liked the movie Secret talent? "Does being able to hula hoop count?" What are you wearing right now? "Yikes, a night shirt." Where do you go to be alone? "The gym, treadmill, ear buds." Vices? "Double- chocolate gelato, for starters." Last online purchase? "Boring skin cream." What word do you overuse? "How about words? For the love of God."

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