In this Insider Exclusive, we share a side of Troy Bridges that you may not have known.
And you hear the stories told directly from Troy. Watch the videos below.
Troy Bridges has been a weatherman for News 6 since 2008. If you’re an early riser, you can see him bring smiles to viewers’ faces every morning and noon.
Troy hails from Warner Robins, Georgia and is a proud Georgia Bulldogs fan. His first job there was picking up ice cream from Baskin Robbins in high school.
Many people probably don’t know that Troy enjoys painting and woodworking. He enjoys painting on large canvases which he now hangs in his house. He also did a lot of home improvement projects himself.
In his spare time, you can find Troy working out with his trainer, trying out restaurants all over town, and going to the movies.
Troy says he wants to retire here in Orlando and his favorite place to travel is back at his mother’s house.
During downtime between shows, you can find Troy listening to music and singing along. Troy says if he could choose any band or artist to play at his funeral, he would choose Queen/Freddie Mercury, Garth Brooks, Rolling Stones and Cher. But when it comes to singing karaoke, Troy chooses Darius Rucker because they have the same range.
When it comes to Troy’s zombie apocalypse team, he’s breaking the rules. Instead of just picking three teammates, he picked Bridgett Ellison, Kirstin O’Connor, Justin Warmoth, Trooper Steve, and Tom Sorrells. “Yes everyone! Impossible to do without! “
Do you have pets? I had a miniature schnauzer named Madison who died of cancer.
Favorite food: I like lots of different foods. That depends on the day ! Italian, sushi, steak and lobster, thick pork chops, potatoes, salad, whatever my mom makes! I especially love her homemade southern banana pudding!
What’s a movie or TV show that you can’t stand that most people love? the island of love
If you weren’t working in local television news, what would you be doing? The Oprah Talk Show
How many cups of coffee do you drink per day? 6 cups
If you could learn one new skill, what would it be and why? Computer coding to build a billion dollar app/company! Obviously!
What is your most used emoji? 😘
If you had to eat one meal a day for the rest of your life, what would it be? My mom’s lasagna! I would be as big as “the side of the house!”
If you could bring back one fashion trend, what would it be? Parachute pants
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Ask, believe and receive!
If you had to delete all apps from your smartphone except 3, which ones would you keep? Hurricane Tracking, Shazam, and iTunes
Who is your favorite Disney hero or heroine? Would you change places with them? Star Lord.
What sport would you participate in if you were at the Olympics? Triathlon
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be? Always surrender and always be grateful!!!
You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is that? love and kindness
If you could choose two famous people to have dinner with, who would they be? Oprah and Oprah!!!!
What is one thing people would never guess about you? That I like to use a huge saw and cut wood, then use a nail gun to attach it to my house.
What is your favorite theme park? Your favorite ride there? Orlando Universal Studios. Spider Man.
What would you like viewers to know about you that we didn’t ask? I feel so humbled and blessed to have worked here at News 6 in Orlando for 13 years! Thank you to my bosses and our awesome viewers! I love you all.
What’s your favorite CBS show? CBS Matinees
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