I was proposed to on January 15, 2014 on LIVE TV at the end of my newscast.
Jeffery and I met through our jobs at Troy University. I am a sports reporter and anchor for Troy University Television and he is the head cross country coach at Troy. I went to interview him on October 15, 2012 & we went on our first date on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.
We began dating on December 27, 2012 and recently celebrated our anniversary.
We had talked marriage and engagement but I had no clue when it was coming. Little did I know he had been planning it all since September.
I was told that our department photographer was going to be coming down to work to take pictures on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. I thought nothing of it because she comes around every so often to update the photos for the journalism school. My boss told me to dress nice from head to toe. I bought it.
I had no idea Jeff was anywhere around. Little did I know he was 15 feet from me hiding behind our set for almost an hour!
I did my sports segment and was told to stay on the desk since they were taking pictures. When the close of the show came, we were really light and had time left for a wrap-up. So we practiced what we would say about the upcoming basketball games. Only, that's not what they said when we went on air.
I had no idea what was coming. If you've seen the video, you can tell that once Jeff gets even with the TV monitor behind me, I noticed him in my peripheral vision, and my smile dropped to a blank stare, knowing this was about to go down.
The rest is history. I said yes, I now proudly wear a ring on my left hand and I will one day walk down the aisle and become Mrs. Jeffery Jenkins!