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The Nate Berkus Show (and Me Ra Koh!!!!)

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Oh my goodness, it’s finally time to share the BIG news!!

We made it to Prime Time TV!!  To NBC!!!  That’s right!  I’m going to be on the NEW Nate Berkus show this season!  The show premiers September 13th on NBC!  AND, I’m not just going to be on the show once friends…but how many times….  Can you guess?  Oooh, I can’t say the answer yet!   But it’s a good answer!  You’ll just have to tune in starting Monday, September 13th!

It is such an incredible honor to be collaborating with Nate and his amazing team of producers.  And yes, I have to say that Nate Berkus really is the genuine, caring, creative, talented and just amazing guy you’ve seen with Oprah time and time again!  It’s exciting to see a daily show based around all these parts of his personality. And his team of producers, they are INCREDIBLE–just INCREDIBLE–working around the clock (literally) to bring you a season of powerful, meaningful, beautiful, fun shows!  To be included in this magic has me SPEECHLESS!

How did this opportunity even come to us?  What is the behind-the-scenes scoop?  Stay tuned because as we get closer to my first segment air dates, I’ll be sharing more.  You will hear the back story to how our first taping went!  It’s a beautiful story that has only just begun.

But for now, will you celebrate one of my first steps with the Nate Berkus team?   Go check out Nate Berkus’s new website!  It just launched!  You’ll see a special photo of me and Nate on the home page when it says “Be a Guest!”  And then…check out his BLOG!  Nate, his beautiful mom (amazing designer, Nancy Golden) and ME…ME (pinching myself several times!) are there!

Check out my first official Nate Berkus blog post, Photo-Recipe for “Back to School” photos, and hit the “Like It” button.  Better yet, sign in to his website so you can leave me some comment love on my first “Nate Berkus” blog post!  It means so much to have had your support every step of the way (can you believe this is happening?!  I can’t believe I’m actually writing this blog post!)!

From there you can also become one of Nate’s friends on FB, and you’ll see a handful of photos from show tapings this summer.  (I’m in there!)  Nate asked FB friends to tell him what photos they are excited about seeing on the show!  Friends, it would mean the world if you told him you like seeing me there!

Thank you so much for all your support!  This next year is going to be unreal!  Hang on to your seats; I’m taking you with me in more ways than one!  (Hee! Hee!)


Me Ra

p.s.  Check out this incredible article the Wall Street Journal did yesterday! It’s all about how BIG this show really is!  So exciting to read!

p.s.s.  As promised, we’ve got one more thing to celebrate!  Our Running on Empty winner for DC is Stephanie Doran from Detroit!  Girl, it’s YOUR TURN!  You’ve got 48 hrs. to email and confirm!  More on Stephanie coming soon!  xoxo



  1. CONGRATS Stephanie! Great to see a SOAR sister win this amazing opportunity.

  2. Katie J says:

    Congratulations, Me Ra! That is amazing! I can’t wait to see you on the show.

  3. Hot Dog! Checked the blog out – what a GORGEOUS picture of you. I’m so excited for you and to watch this story unfold…lots and lots of “light” around this. Absowoohoolutely!!!!!!

  4. Karen says:

    So excited for you Me Ra!! AND so excited for the rest of us to get to see and hear more from you!! Gotta go and set the DVR 🙂

  5. Kalli says:

    Congratulations, Me Ra! You deserve this! Can’t wait to watch the show unfold. Yahoo!

  6. Cathy Mores says:

    Me Ra–I am SO proud for you! Your hard work has paid off– in a BIG way! 🙂 Can’t wait to see the first few episodes. Congratulations to you AND Brian!

  7. Rachel Leib says:

    YIPEE!! Good for you!!! It tapes in NYC, hopefully I can make it in to see you tape live one day 🙂

  8. This is indeed incredible Me Ra! Congratulations on a huge success!!!

  9. Freida Hall says:

    AWWWW!!!! Me Ra!!!! Look at your dreams coming true!!!!!!! I have happy tears in my eyes for you… that is beyond awesome… really, really excited for you!!!

    Off to check out Nate’s blog!

    Also congratulations Stephanie!!! You just won one of my dreams! 🙂 Enjoy the weekend with Me Ra, Brian & the other ladies!

    Much love!

  10. You SO rock, Me Ra. CONGRATULATIONS, my friend!

  11. Natalie Johnson says:

    Oh my gosh Mera, that is you with the cutie patootie! Congrats! Can you see me doing the happy dance for you:) It is so exciting to see your dream becoming a reality. It encourages me to keep striving to be a great photographer. I’ll have to dust the TV off from the summer and start watching Nate. Sounds like you may just become a regular guest on there, yeah! Congrats to Brian too, I know you couldn’t do it without him being there for you and the kids. Way to go!!!!! love and hugs!

  12. Melissa says:

    How EXCITING!!! I can’t wait to watch the show! 🙂

  13. No freaking way!!! That is too exciting!! I’ve only written three letters to famous people in my life – 1. Sting (in HS) 2. Leif Enger (fav author) 3. Nate (just this year!) I’m such a huge fan even before the makeover on Kari’s (Mamabloo) house! Maybe now I should get T.V…. 🙂 Can’t wait for the show!

  14. Melisa says:

    Congratulations MeRa!!!!!! I am so excited to watch.

  15. HOLY CRAP! That’s so stinkin’ amazing. I’m so excited for you. (And really, could Nate be any cuter?) WOOHOO – congrats & wow, wow, wow. You just keep getting cooler & cooler. I can’t wait to watch it!

  16. ron storer says:

    you r so amazing my dear friend:)

  17. natalia says:

    That’s awesome Me Ra. Can’t wait to tune in.

  18. OMG!!!! That is SO AWESOME MeRa!! Sept 13th… that’s like, next week… I better go get a TV soon!
    YOU, my friend, are just amazing. I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg! I knew when I saw that Soar winners video that you should be on TV!

  19. jeramy says:

    so, so pleased! we couldn’t be happier for you guys. great job! we’re celebrating with you. 🙂

  20. WOW!! How cool!!!

    So excited!!

    Congrats Stephanie!!

  21. Me Ra says:

    Thanks everyone!! I can’t wait to share more of this crazy story with you! Next week is going to be so fun on the blog! 😉

  22. sara says:

    I am so excited for you! You are such an inspiration! Congratulations!!!

  23. Julie Watts says:

    Reading this gave me chills up my back! lol Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

  24. Rhonda says:

    YES, I CAN believe this is happening. You are amazing my friend. It is my opinion the YOU are the blessing to the Nate Berkus people. I am so stinkin’ excited for you!!!

  25. Sue Christianson says:

    Of course this is happening! You are pursuing your dreams and they are coming true!!! Yay!!!!!! This is so cool. My guess is that you will be a daily guest or at least you should be!!!!

    Congratulations! So excited for you!

  26. DawnS says:

    Very cool 🙂 So happy for you! Can’t wait to see it!

  27. Misty says:

    WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Idie A says:

    Whaaaat?!?! You get to hang out with Nate! He’s lucky to get to hang out with you too! CONGRATS and can’t wait to hear more!

  29. Tina Palmer says:

    Oh my word!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! Your dreams are coming true and feel so honored to watch it all unfold. Love that handsome Nate and can’t wait to watch the show even more. How fantastic for you MeRa! You’ve taught me that once you stick to your dreams……..they can come true. Thank you for that.

    On a side note…….how is it that I can see you and Nate and Brian Laughing your “*sses” off……….I can see the bond and click hitting from the get go.

    CONGRATS to a well deserved and special lady!

  30. Christina says:

    CONGRATS!!!! That is so cool & I am so excited for you.
    Can’t wait to watch.

  31. Congrats Me Rah!!! This is so exciting and Nate is such a cutie and so talented! YAY – you are amazing!! 🙂

  32. shawna says:

    wow. no dream is too big and you’re the proof, me ra! congrats :O)

  33. Rachel McGinn says:

    So excited for you and Brian! OK, off to tell everyone to watch The Nate Berkus Show next week and watch my friend, Me Ra!!!! YAY!!!!!

  34. Stephanie says:

    I’m so excited for both of us. NBC now that’s big time and that is how Nate got started appearing on Oprah’s show. I already have my DVR set. I can’t wait to watch and don’t want to miss it.

    And I’m so excited for the DC Workshop! It was so funny finding out. I got a “congrats” Facebook message via phone from one of my SOAR sisters. I couldn’t get over to the blog fast enough to see it myself. Then trying to explain to my boys why mommy is in tears (good ones) and smiles. Wow one exciting morning!

  35. Congratulations!! I agree with Shawna, you are proof that no dream is too big… inspired as always by you to keep on dreaming, and doing it bigger! Though I know it took more than just dreams to get to this point- a lot of hard work, focus and a great support network just to name a few! So well deserved Me Ra and Brian, I can’t wait to follow you on this new journey! Does this mean a move to New York?! 😉

  36. Lisa K. says:

    {JAW DROP} You go girl!!!! You are a testimony to hard work and dreaming BIG!!! So proud of you, inspired by you, and happy for you!!!! I think I’m already a Nate fan on fb and it’s fun to know that he really is all those things…”genuine, caring, creative, talented, cute”…you did say cute, didn’t you?! I will set my recorder! I will not “MISS IT”! 😉
    p.s. Hip Hip Hooray for Stephanie!!! So much positive energy being sent your way!!!

  37. Genie says:

    Such an EXCITING DAY is right!! So glad the tigress is out of the bag and in such a BIG way!

    Me Ra, you keep showing all of us to keep sharing our dreams. Speak them shyly, boldly, however we do, but to let them keep bubbling up, up and out into the world so the universe can respond. Fay’s Soar blog was right on about ‘When we wish upon a star…’ . Keep wishing and dreaming girlfriend – you’re doing sooooooooo amazingly great! love you!

  38. jen armstrong says:

    You. Are. STUNNING.

    Way to go!! So excited for you and Brian and how y’all have pursued all of this as a team. Just LOVE you!!!

  39. Love that Nate!

    Love you, too, Me Ra!

  40. Congrats, this is incredible! What an exciting venture!

  41. Amanda Mays says:

    Yay… the big news is finally out! So incredibly happy for you!

  42. MeRa, I’m so so so thrilled for you!!! Your dream is coming true before YOUR VERY EYES!!! WOW!!!! You are doing amazing things, lady, and you deserve the best life has to offer!

    Stephanie, I am thrilled for you as well!! You will get so much from the workshop!! MeRa and Brian are amazing and will fill you up with knowledge and support!!

  43. Andrea j says:

    Congratulations!!! That is SOOOO awesome!!! Now I need to get TV ASAP!!

  44. Sarah says:

    MeRa!!!! I am so excited for you!!! I have to tell you, I have known from the day I met you that great things were in store for you because you are such a giving person. I have always been impressed with your willingness to share everything you know with everyone. I love the feeling I get from photography when it’s about creating and sharing as opposed to taking and hiding secrets! I couldn’t be happier for you! Good luck lady! And way to go!

  45. Debra says:

    I am sooooo happy for you! This is really awesome news! Can’t wait to see the show!

  46. Brian says:

    Can you believe I’m still working on this BOOK! AHHHHH! 🙂 But every so often i give myself a break to come and read your comments, and wow, they mean so much! thank you so much. You are all making my day, you don’t even know!!! and how fun is it to chat on Nate Berkus’s blog now too! Oooh, we are going to have some serious fun!!

  47. Brian says:

    ha! that was me and not Brian that just posted that last comment! 🙂

  48. Tacey says:

    Oh MeRa~! Although INCREDIBLE…your news doesn’t surprise me. You are destined for amazing things and this is just one of them! I’m just so happy to have had the opportunity to learn from you. You KNOW you were my first teacher! So happy for you all….especially after your summer. Much love to you all…Hope to see you again soon!

  49. Rhonda says:

    I just wanted to say, I LOVE the picture of you on Nate’s blog.
    Beautiful. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

  50. Jen MacNiven says:

    UNBELIEVABLE…actually, take back…BELIEVABLE! You deserve it and I’m beyond excited for you. Can not wait to see you on TV and share your wisdom with the world. And to know I went to one of your first workshops…what an honor to have watched you come so far, so fast!
    Much love to you!

    Go get em!

  51. Me Ra!!! Me Ra!!! Me Ra!!!!
    This is so beyond exciting. I love the picture of you on Nate’s website… it just makes me want to giggle, and jump up and down doing a happy dance!
    Can’t wait to read/see/hear how fun this adventure was for you.
    Live it up. You’ve worked hard for it, and you’ve earned it!!
    Josh and I are so proud of you. Lots of love. 🙂

  52. Christine says:

    Me Ra…….! I am so excited for you! When I met you last year in Minneapolis and you shared your dreams with us — I knew you’d make it happen. Thank you for being an inspiration and sharing your knowledge, dreams and fears with everyone! You are amazing and an inspiration and I can’t wait to learn more from you! Congratulations! Enjoy! Hugs to you and Brian!

  53. Addie says:

    Doin’ the “Me Ra Happy Dance” over here!!! So so happy for you and is that a little sparkly dream dust I see when you are kickin’ up your heels? I believe it is! 😉 Congratulations our dear mentor and friend.

  54. Heather says:

    Congratulations. You are amazing! I can’t wait to tune in.

  55. Judith says:

    Ohhh that is so cool and exciting!! I have already set the DVR to record cannot wait to watch. CONGRATS!!!

  56. Sarah says:

    how incredibly exciting!! so insane!! congrats!! oh and i can ‘t go without saying how much i L-O-V-E Nate!!

  57. suzans says:

    Me Ra, I am so excited and happy for you and your family! I will stay “tuned”. You simply don’t let anything stand in your way and your Dad must be very proud. I hope he continues successfully on his healing journey!


  58. Candy says:

    I thought that was you that I saw on a promo commercial for the show!!! Congrats!!

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