Frank Morales is a Board Member of HAHMP and has served on the Board for many years in the role of Treasurer. He is also a longtime staff member at KTMD Telemundo 47. Here is a short Q and A with our March 2013 member of the Month, Frank Morales.
How did you get involved in HAHMP?
A: I got involved through the encouragement of my previous General Manager, Roel Medina. I knew very little of the organization, but as I got involved more I enjoyed donating my time for a very good cause and a great organization that helps aspiring journalist.
What are three things people will be surprised to know about you?
A: That I enjoy reading science fiction books, that I like to do a lot of sports, (soccer, biking, hiking, fishing, and anything ending in ..ing) and I am very demanding of my goals and accomplishments.
What is your hobby?
A: I like to practice several sports – soccer, biking, running, hiking, fishing, hunting and much more.
How would you describe a perfect day off?
A: A perfect day for me is one that I would have accomplished a minimum of 3 things that I set myself out to do and finish for the day.
What is your favorite food?
A: I have no favorite food, but I love to eat Chinese and Mexican food.
What is your biggest fear?
A: Not having enough time in the day to do the things I need to do.
What part of the world would you like to visit and why?
A: I would love to visit Europe. I have always been fascinated to backpack through the many countries in the European community and learn much about their history and places.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A: I see myself in my current position with my current employer (Telemundo) and growing within, but I also push myself for goals that would make me grow and am always looking for growth career wise and in my personal life.
What is your biggest advice to students?
A: Stay in school and get your Bachelor’s degree. Never give up on school. Even if you have to take one class in a semester, always stay in college and in due time you will finish because I would not be where I am if it was not for my education and when you do achieve your Bachelor’s and you can continue with a Master’s, do it! It pays off.
If you could take back time and give yourself any advice what would it be?
A: To all the high school students, go straight to college, don’t put it off for a year or two after you graduate from High School. You either don’t go back to college or when you do go back it is twice as hard and yes, twice as expensive.