Georgia Syck, 98, of Pikeville, and Appalachian News-Express Staff Writer Nicole Ziege, right, pose for a photo after being interviewed by Kelly Clarkson, host of The Kelly Clarkson Show, via Skype for an episode of the show. The episode, which celebrated International Women’s Day, aired on Friday. Photo by Peggy Rasnik-Justice
An Appalachian News-Express staff writer received the ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ last Friday when she and one of the women she wrote about in the News-Express in early February were featured on a special episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show Friday.
News-Express Staff Writer Nicole Ziege, 22, and Georgia Syck, 98, of Pikeville, were invited to be interviewed by show host Kelly Clarkson via Skype on Friday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show after producers involved with the show read Ziege’s News-Express article all about Syck being a former ‘Rosie the Riveter.’ Friday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show celebrated International Women’s Day.
According to the show’s webpage, the three-time Grammy Award winner’s show presents the biggest newsmakers and names in film, television and music, as well as emerging new talent and people who are beacons of hope in their communities.
The interview took place near the end of the episode. Clarkson asked Ziege and Syck questions regarding the article, how Ziege found Syck and if Syck knew she was making history. Clarkson then told them that she was going to share the story from Ziege’s Twitter page onto her own account, which has 12 million followers.