Reinventing Yourself at 50+

In this episode of Bleav in Middle Age Warriors, Chris & Rick interview a special guest to discuss the challenges of reinventing yourself in middle age. Jane Hanson, a... See More

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In this episode of Bleav in Middle Age Warriors, Chris & Rick interview a special guest to discuss the challenges of reinventing yourself in middle age. Jane Hanson, a TV news anchor and reporter with WNBC in New York for nearly 30 years shares her thoughts on career rebirth after 50. Jane and Chris tell stories of their days together at WNBC. It’s a fun interview and gives some insight into the TV industry, then and now, but also hopefully inspires others finding themselves out of a job they thought they would have for life and confronted with what to do now. You can find out more about what Jane is up to these days at www.JaneHanson.com.

In this episode of Bleav in Middle Age Warriors, Chris & Rick interview a special guest to discuss the challenges of reinventing yourself in middle age. Jane Hanson, a TV news anchor and reporter with WNBC in New York for nearly 30 years shares her thoughts on career rebirth after 50. Jane and Chris tell stories of their days together at WNBC. It’s a fun interview and gives some insight into the TV industry, then and now, but also hopefully inspires others finding themselves out of a job they thought they would have for life and confronted with what to do now. You can find out more about what Jane is up to these days at www.JaneHanson.com.

Host Info

Chris Cimino & Rick Sommers

Chris Cimino is a veteran of both radio and television for more than 35 years. He has been heard broadcasting the weather to more than 200 radio stations in the US and Canada.

In 1992, Chris transitioned from radio into television. He had stints at WROC in Rochester, NY, WNEP, Scranton, PA, WLWT, Cincinnati, OH, WTXF, Philadelphia, PA and finally his last stop for 24 years, WNBC, New York.

While at WNBC Chris was often on The Today Show filling in for Al Roker and he spent nearly two years as their Saturday morning meteorologist. Chris often branched out and did more than weather, interviewing various celebrities from all walks of life. His favorite interview was one he had with Elton John at a ribbon cutting for a new Tower Records.

Chris is a graduate of The City College of New York with a B.S. in Meteorology. He also holds a computer programming certification from CDI. Chris is a widower with two adult children and resides in NY/NJ area.


Rick Sommers is a New York lifer, having grown up in the Manhattan suburb of Dobbs Ferry, NY. After graduating from Ithaca (NY) College, Rick embarked on a radio/tv career at WBLI-FM Long Island.  After  9 years hosting am & pm drive shifts at the top 40 hit station, it was 60 miles west thru the Queens Midtown tunnel for 13+ years at New York’s highly rated LITE FM, Country 103.5 WYNY, and finally WNEW-FM Mix 102.7.

Graduating from the NYU School of Social Work in  2006. Rick was at Mt. Sinai hospital and various elder-care facilities and spent a lot of time working with the Nat’l Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 2009 he  was recruited as Broadcast Membership Liaison for the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) which later merged with the Screen Actors Guild to become SAG-AFTRA a few years ago.

He has run a marathon, flown at mach 1, held the Stanley Cup and been a public address announcer at Madison Sq. Garden and Shea Stadium, the former home of the NY Mets,. He approaches middle age with optimism and joy for all the great things he has experienced in his 50+ years