The Pulse | Two-thirty in the mornin’

That’s what time Keith Jones has to get out of bed to get ready to host the “Daybreak” show on WHSV-TV3 every morning.

Which puts him in bed most nights at …

“About six, six-thirty,” Jones told me.

I had just told him that I have “Daybreak” on in the background every weekday morning getting ready for work.

Clarification: not the 5-7 a.m. live version of “Daybreak.” Oh, no. I’m aware that there is a 5-7 a.m. in the day because I read a lot, but I am never, ever out of bed doing anything at that ungodly hour.

Nope, I watch “Daybreak” on the 7-9 a.m. repeat on My Valley.

“That is kind of early,” Jones said of the early-morning show, which I like because it for the most part stays away from the fluff that mars in my opinion the likes of “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America.”

“Daybreak” is news and weather looped through every 10 minutes with a minimum of fluff, though it can be well-timed for the early risers on the set.

Last week a segment ran with a local chef giving tailgating cooking tips. The reward for the on-air staff: barbecue, and lots of it.

“It was six in the morning, and you’d think it was too early for something like that. But when he asked if I wanted to try some, I’m like, Yeah!” Jones recalled.

Your stomach has to wake up at two-thirty, too, so six-thirty, that’s pretty much lunchtime, right?

The hardest part to the early-to-bed, early-to-rise lifestyle – “having a normal life on the weekends.”

“Because you want to have something of a normal life,” Jones said.

That ends on Sunday. Even being a huge NFL fan, Jones has to be tucked in by six-thirty at the latest to be able to function Monday morning.

“By about Wednesday, I’m back in the groove,” Jones said.

I’m yawning just thinking of the poor guy.

 

– Column by Chris Graham

  

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