Cooking Contest Central on ABC World News and Nightline

05 March
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Last night was a big night for Cooking Contest Central and several of our members!  The website, Tina Verrelli and Erika Kerekes were featured in a “Real Money” segment on ABC News with Diane Sawyer.  Later in the evening, an extended version aired on Nightline.

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Thanks so much to everyone who tuned in and left such lovely and supportive comments on Facebook and Twitter.  I am so proud of our outstanding contest community!

There was so much interest in CCC after the show aired that the massive increase in traffic and new subscriptions overloaded our site!  As my web designer and I frantically worked to fix the situation I felt a little like Ellen during the Oscars!

We now have hundreds of new members and I want to offer each and every one of them a warm welcome!  If any of you have questions as you start to navigate the site and learn more about the contest world, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 Here is the “Real Money” segment from ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.

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Here is the extended segment that aired on Nightline.

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You can also read an article about the pieces on this ABC Lifestyle blog post:

Congrats to the Cooking Contest Central members featured on the show!

Tina Verrelli –

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Erika Kerekes –

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…and Yours Truly, Kristina Vanni.


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9 Responses to “Cooking Contest Central on ABC World News and Nightline”

  1. pamcorrell March 5, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    Great job! You all looked as cool as a cucumber 🙂

    Thanks so much for posting these. I missed them because I was greeting a new grandson into the world.

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    Kristina March 5, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    Thanks so much for your kind words Pam! And congratulations on the addition to your family!

  3. tomfaglon March 5, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    this only gets better with all our new embers , welcome

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      Kristina March 5, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

      I agree Tom! The more our membership grows it’s better for the contesting community as a whole! Welcome everyone 🙂

  4. Jenn March 6, 2014 at 1:47 am #

    This was so exciting to watch and I am so honored to be among such talented chefs and home cooks 😀 You all looked beautiful!

  5. Jenn March 6, 2014 at 1:48 am #

    P.S. Welcome, to all the new CCC members!!!

  6. AmandaCookie March 6, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    Everyone was impressive. Congrats to all who received well deserved recognition on NATIONAL T.V.

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    debbievanni March 8, 2014 at 1:35 am #

    Welcome to all the new members who joined after watching the news segments! Who knows, maybe one of you will be a next big winner. But remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter, so go seek out some contest listings and jump right in!

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