Get Real With Derek James

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Quick stats: 33, host of WCCB News Rising

Family tree: lives in Arboretum area with wife Kristen, sons Tyler, 4.5; and Chase, 2, and Labrador Dawson

Favorite indulgence: Sunday NFL Ticket

Favorite outing: With the family –beach trips; Without the family – Vegas

Favorite local eats: Sullivan’s, Rudy’s, Harper’s and Firebirds … iPod: My iTunes library contains 5,698 songs. A tiny sampling includes The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Imagine Dragons, Switchfoot and The Traveling Wilburys

Latest read: “Life in the Bonus Round” by Todd Newton

DVR: “The Following,” “Person of Interest,” “Modern Family,” “Big Bang Theory,” and “The Amazing Race”

In your bag: Planner, notes, headphones, Rubix Cube coffee mug

Can’t live without: TV, coffee and Coke Zero

Stress buster: Any television that isn’t Nick Jr.

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