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Beth Rengel Discusses New Book

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ANCHORED IN ILLUSION: Beth Rengel, center, former Tulsa news anchor, stands with Rotary Club of Bixby President Kim Miller and Bixby Rotary Club member Michele Scott, left.

EMILY RAMSEY for GTR Newspapers

On March 14, former Tulsa news anchor Beth Rengel spoke to the Rotary Club of Bixby about her recently-published book, “Anchored in Illusion.”

Rengel writes about the challenges that she has faced throughout her life, including the many rejections she encountered when trying to enter the broadcast business in the ‘80s, her failed marriages, and her general struggle with “the illusion of trying to be perfect,” she says.

Rengel was third runner-up in the Miss America Pageant as Miss Texas. She then traveled with the Miss America USO Show. Rengel went on to work as a reporter and evening news anchor in Baton Rouge, Atlanta and Tulsa for more than two decades.
Rengel credits author Jim Stovall as the reason that she wrote her book: “He said, ‘You’re every woman’s story. It’s about getting back up.’”

Ultimately, “this book is about the things that we cannot buy that bring us joy,” she says.

Updated 04-06-2017

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