Stephanie Gorin always wanted to be part of a “bubble.” It was the pandemic that gave her the push she needed to join one.
In 2020, after 30 years as a broadcast journalist, including 25 of them as an anchor and reporter at WPTZ, an NBC affiliate in northern New York that also serves all of Vermont and parts of New Hampshire, Gorin, a Boston native, decided it was time for a change.
“It was my dream and I loved it and I lived it,” she said about her life as a TV reporter. But the start of the pandemic came with some hurdles that were draining. She found that she was seeing less of her family, and she had relatives in the Boston area who she needed to take care of. Besides, 30 years in the TV business was a nice, round number. Time to make a change.
After calling it quits in Plattsburgh, Gorin worked toward a degree in digital marketing from eCornell, the executive education unit at Cornell University, and set out to find a career that could utilize her storytelling skills in a marketing realm. Vermont’s Smugglers’ Notch, a resort that successfully has promoted itself as one of the most family-friendly resorts in New England for decades, turned out to be the perfect fit.