Camera crews from the cable station TLC will make their way to Kokomo Saturday to film a local realtor and homebuyer for a series called "My First Home."The show will feature Gena Martin, a realtor with The Hardie Group, and a previous first-time homebuyer as they reenact the process of buying a home in Kokomo.Martin said the episode will be a special feature on the program and highlight area businesses like Cook McDoogal’s Irish Pub, Posh Salon and Day Spa and Metropolitan Title Company, as well as a number of local houses.Martin said she landed the gig after TLC emailed her about filming in Kokomo and asked if she’d be interested in being on the show.“At first, I was like ‘Oh, this can’t be real,’” she said. But after she looked into it, Martin said it definitely was the real deal. The cable channel asked her to send in a casting tape featuring her and a first-time homebuyer she’d worked with in the past.Sure enough, the show’s producers liked it.“I was excited when I heard the news,” she said. “I was excited they were coming to the little town of Kokomo.”Film crews will arrive Saturday and film through Thursday, documenting how Martin helped her client find his first home.Martin said she’s a little nervous about being on camera, but added it’s a great opportunity as a realtor to get her name out there and a great chance for people to learn about the city.“I’m pretty excited about it,” she said. “The city has been working to revitalize and beatify the downtown, so it’s cool we can bring the area some national exposure.”My First Home is currently on its fifth season on TLC. Martin said she believes the episode featuring Kokomo will air sometime during season six.Carson Gerber can be reached at 765-854-6739, or at email@example.com.
Cable channel coming to Kokomo to film local houses, businesses.
- Local News
Question Time: Daylight Saving Time begins again
“What’s your opinion of DST?”
- Reaching higher standards for early childhood education [Editor's Note: This is the third installment in a series examining Indiana's early childhood education options and how they are funded and regulated.] Classroom tables come up to an average adult's knees, and miniature chairs are small enough to sli
- State regulations differ for daycare centers Though the state of Indiana does not designate funding for preschool, early childhood programs still must comply with the state's regulations. Indiana recognizes home daycares, ministry daycares and daycare centers, with the most regulations imposed
- French students gain perspective at Maconaquah BUNKER HILL -- Sitting in the bleachers of a high school gym cheering for your classmates on the basketball court is a staple in any Indiana teenager's high school experience. But it was something new for the French students who recently visited Maco
- Glass Canopy Café to re-open Wednesday Culinary arts students at the Kokomo Area Career Center will hold their second semester grand opening of the Glass Canopy Café for the public Wednesday and Thursday. Students will open the café for lunch from 11:50 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. every Wednesday a
- You can get there from here As evidenced by a recent letter to the Tribune, there's some consternation about the pending closure of U.S. 31 between 136th Street/Illinois Street and the northbound turnoff to Old Meridian Street in Carmel. But before anyone starts to believe they
- Mistrial declared in attempted murder case Jurors deliberated for 9 hours, but failed to reach a verdict Friday in the three-day attempted murder trial of Kareen Dunn. The jury, made up of 11 women and one man, was given the Howard Superior Court 4 case at 11:45 a.m. after the three-day trial
- Museum adds 'Indiana Midget' memorabilia to collection Stew Lauterbach said he wasn't too excited when someone brought in a miniature pair of shoes earlier this year to donate to the Howard County Historical Society. Lauterbach, curator of the museum, said he'd seen plenty of historic doll's shoes throug
- Comedy club, pizza restaurant coming to downtown Kokomo A pair of Kokomo natives are returning to their hometown hoping to add something unique to the downtown area. The Kokomo Redevelopment Commission approved riverfront district liquor license applications for Laugh House Comedy Club, owned by Kokomo na
- Drunken bus driver receives probation A former Kokomo School Corp. substitute driver was sentenced this week to probation and community service for operating his school bus while intoxicated in November. William Tucker, 42, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a Class C misdemeanor charge of oper
- More Local News Headlines
- Question Time: Daylight Saving Time begins again