Lisa Fox, of Speonk, is making her dream of being a talk show host a reality. The 47-year-old has started her own live talk show, featuring faces from around Westhampton Beach on Thursday nights on UStream. .
"My whole grown-up life, I wanted to be a talk-show host," she said, "but I thought the likelihood of that happening at my age was slim to none."
Then, passed away and Fox said she started thinking about the things people were saying about him.
"They said Jobs was crazy, but his mind was all about pushing those things aside and forging ahead. I said to myself, just go for it - don’t settle. The only person responsible for making me happy is me."
Her mind was made up — she would start her own talk show.
"I couldn't think of a reason not to," said Fox, who, by day, works at her husband's office, Fox Land Surveying, of Westhampton Beach.
Fox is already on her sixth episode, which airs once a week for an hour at 9 p.m. She's had guests, including former Southampton Supervisor and , owner of the Open Book in Westhampton Beach.
"Everyone has been great," said Fox, who says she is still learning and doesn't care if people are talking behind her back, calling her crazy.
"Sure people are talking and saying, I'm nuts, but I'm meeting great people and having a lot of fun," said Fox.
Fox says her show focuses on Westhampton Beach, but does venture out to talk about national issues that Fox believes hits home.
"I feel that Westhampton Beach is neglected by the television media," said Fox, who says she also wants her audience to participate in her show.
"I want this to be interactive," said Fox. She keeps her cell phone close-by during her show to text and tweet with her audience.
A mother of three, Fox says she has even roped one of her daughters in to produce the show.
"It is something we can do together right from our house," said Fox. "She loves doing the show with me."
As for expanding the show, Fox says for right now, it's a fun new venture, but she said, "You never know what will happen. Stranger things have happened."
To view Fox's show, log onto UStream at 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings.