3.7: Chronicle Conversation -- WPT host Kimberly Lansing
The World Poker Tour host talks about her show and her move to San Francisco.
Kimberly Lansing the world poker tour anchor studio -- Kimberly Ryan sell awesome I'm so happy to be able not my Shell. In my -- -- -- you're you're moving to San Francisco -- room wearing one of our residents and I have I moved here in May of last year. And I -- my uncle was -- already moved -- yes there in New York Giants feeling that you thought in the coming up pretty good tonight actually caught your -- Last night so you are the anchor you're the one that opens the broadcast and you -- -- of interviews he is seemed like you know a lot about Texas hold up. Well so we at Texas hold them game right now could you be me. I feel like I could teach like at Athens concerned about I don't know like so you actually play Texas hold -- I do you play that's how I got into the whole world poker tour in poker world. And yeah I don't play as much as I'd like to anymore because until busy interviewing. Their professionals out there but I still love -- I'd I'd welcome. To you you worked for People Magazine. In US weekly. So -- you want the work for the world poker tour because you because you love that that the game yeah I worked for People Magazine for five and a half years and died in. Worked for in style fashion and can you see how that ties and afternoon and -- earned by a bicycle out of those guys look very fashionable for -- when -- where the designer glasses drying under -- has actually -- I just like to play for fun and exciting and I thought you know let this be the perfect afternoon for me because I love playing. And I loved watching so why not do what I do for a living. In good -- it look good you can talk about it so and I try and I -- it -- a bit odd to be a female doing this for you the first female to have such a -- well on the first female anchor and there have been hosts before but we you know we kind of gave the show. -- -- left and and myself personally shot eyes out like sessions but I Austria for the -- little little young but I had. It's it's the first time that there's been a female anchor in the poker world. And so my Roloson says he he is mean the other posts would be that is there and the whole sex thing we -- that that -- flash girls. And the -- And it's pretty respective position I'm women play poker show at yeah a lot of poker players on the show why is that. Sammy you know it's not like women hosting a good play by play an NFL game or something why would this be. Broadly accepted. How well obviously you bend the -- wise and otherwise it not happen before I guess is -- question. Well because we're just the -- could appear yeah luckily not Pioneers weren't Pioneers in the poker all and at least for -- television. And I had -- the world poker tour and during season six -- season nine now they knew me they knew what I was all about what my interests -- what I was capable of doing and sell. They brought me back for season nine and. That tour events coming up this week and I start the one on a Sunday it is the first annual 2011 WPT. Silicon Valley charity. Poker challenge were some some big -- staying in that time I wanna say it wants you gonna say they're a. -- -- It this is a great line it's our first annual it's gonna attract the biggest. Silicon Valley executives. Are rich keep talking Google I don't I don't my name too many names but. -- open to public to come check out an benefit bill dot org. The local organizations so it's wonderful it's exciting -- poker tour is starting a lot more charity work which is right my parents that's on Sunday. That's Sunday and Monday a week from the day here actually and had the -- 101 shooting star tournament it takes place that they won. They had one casino also some local people could come try to qualify for the show right in our backyard and -- try to qualify for -- -- -- 101000 dollars ring around. They can complain and it. But -- takes is 101000 just ten -- -- that's. But this isn't really exciting event it brings out the biggest names in poker from Phil communes with the local two -- -- grinding noon -- on the line. So huge names and this is different than the rest of our offense is of bounties all the professional players and me. You not a pro out -- five day. Other people that kinda numbing 20000 dollars that's hard to do of these these pros are pretty good that they aren't good but their risk to those who are. People that they have played this I saw you interviewing me again I was a finance degree. So these are smart people obviously a great math mines that are poker players that they can do other things in life so why did they what they choose to play poker on TV. Well it's the excitement of at all I mean really you can tell from. In -- senator to you know making one point two million dollars you know week. To make that much money you can make our our winner of the Alley PC which we just it's finished top. On Thursday he made one point -- he's like 23 years well he wasn't a plumber or he hit a fact that he was in the finance world. But he played little cash games in New York in his first event and he ended up winning. Slight lest I just got Tommy Lee is like 63 years old he's one night. Yeah six million dollars on the tour is incredible and actually my my different Indy Franken -- ended up winning on Sunday at end and he's gone he's in a role this season and he is another great example of someone -- -- In the hedge funds and now he's playing every single event is another player of the year pick controversy with the guys played against his his buddies were yelling in the crowd I don't yes yes but remember real -- quickly we are gonna check it with a Mark -- the Giants -- become a giant fans that you I how today I grew up in Southern California -- went to Angels games slipping in Laguna. And I moved -- all the sad and I like one of the biggest Giants fans and I -- I don't even know making Arlington sell bonds. I missed the World Series I was filming a -- in Connecticut at. But I lived vicariously through my fiance who was jumping on classes at the time I have let. This is so exciting it actually like two weeks after -- was even a week after I ran into Brian Wilson. In my neighborhood. Really made everything talents you gotta get him playing Texas hold them this you gotta go we gotta go I think I talked to chairman of the -- Kimberly thank you.