Area News Anchor Has Trouble Believing People Don't Recognize Her

By Scott Salad

Published January 26th, 2015

MENANDS—Aimee Bradford of the Capital 9 News team can't believe more people don't know who the hell she is.

“I'll, like, walk into a bookstore or a coffee shop and people treat me like everyone else,” says the marginally attractive 24-year-old from Fort Collins, Colorado. “It's so weird. It's like they don't know that I'm on the news... in Albany! I mean, come on.”

Bradford, who came to the Albany area via Lincoln, Nebraska’s Time Warner affiliate Capital 2 News, says although she's been here for almost three years, it's almost as if people think of her as a regular person.

“I went to the Albany Pump Station for lunch the other day and there was a wait. So I told the hostess exactly who I was, expecting I’d be shown right to a nice table near the front window. But that's not what happened. She looked me right in the eyes and said ‘It's going to be about 15 minutes, hon.’ I couldn't believe it. So I walked right out. I mean, I don't have to take that. I'm Aimee Bradford. I'm on Capital 9 News.”

Bradford went on to say that not being recognized “is just not acceptable” and that if “constant disinterest” continues to follow her wherever she goes in Albany, there's a job in Potsdam with her name on it.

"That's an Aimee Bradford exclusive!" she said, dabbing at a constant stream of tears.