Tuesday, September 02, 2008

On the mend

Miami News Net owner Mo Moghari is recovering at home following a scary fall from a ladder at his home five weeks ago.

Mo, who is 60, (and should know better ;) climbed up a ladder at home to check on some roofing work. On the way down he lost his footing falling some 10 feet and landing on hard concrete. Mo reports that he fractured the L2 and L3 vertebrae. "The doctor told me I'm lucky I wasn't paralyzed," said Mo.

A week in the hospital was followed by recovery at home, which included 3 weeks in a full body cast. He says he doing better and is no longer in pain.

Mo, as he is known to his friends, is a behind the scenes legend in Miami TV journalism. Starting out as a cameraman at WTVJ, Mo left in the early 80's to form a small company that covered overnight news in Miami when many TV stations were unstaffed.

Mo says MNN doesn't shoot overnight news any longer but now concentrates on doing remote live shots for many network TV shows.

If you watch any of the network morning news shows and see a live shot with a guest from Miami chances are Mo had something to with it.

Get well soon Mo!

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