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MEET HOST - Mary Nelson

by on ‎06-14-2017 01:36 PM

Life is a funny, unpredictable, tremendous experience.

 

I grew up in eastern Kentucky, surrounded by hard-working and kind-hearted people, including a family full of characters.

 

In my early 20s, television news called me to Omaha – a city that surprised and delighted me, and will always make my heart swell.

 

It’s where I met my husband, Troy.

 

(When we first met)

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(our wedding photo)

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(Troy and me)

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He’s hilarious, smart, and thoughtful.

 

We’re both sports fans!  During football season – we cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs and Nebraska Cornhuskers.  Then, when basketball season hits, we’re chanting C-A-T-S, CATS, CATS, CATS!

 

(Kansas City Chief's game)

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(Kentucky Wildcats)

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Troy is also patient.  He tolerates my projects. I’m constantly doing things – almost all of which require protective gear, make a lot of noise, and are crazy-messy!

 

(building cabinets)

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(Wearing my mask)

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(Refinishing stairs)

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(Tearing down a wall)

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Our son, Action, was adopted from the Nebraska Humane Society.  He’s a schnauzer, and has the biggest heart!  He enjoy walks, snacks, naps, snacks, dog parks, and snacks.

 

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Prior to joining QVC, I co-hosted The Morning Blend – a live, lifestyle show.  I was part of an awesome team, and can’t speak highly enough of those seven years!

 

(Morning Blend with Mary & Mike)

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I feel incredibly fortunate to have this new opportunity!  Becoming a QVC host had long been a dream.  For a country girl, seeing life as it is now is simply surreal.

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What I know is that I’m grateful!  I’m grateful beyond measure for the wonderful people God has put in my path along the way, and I’ll always do my best to do right by their confidence, support, and love.  I’m grateful for the connections I’ve made early on in my time with QVC, and for the relationships I know are yet to come.

 

Stay in touch on Facebook: Mary Nelson QVC.

 

Wish you the best!

 

Mary

Comments
by
on ‎06-14-2017 01:48 PM

Welcome to QVC, and,

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by
on ‎06-14-2017 01:56 PM

Hope you enjoy your new job.  Thank you for the nice intro.  Best of luck to you !

by
on ‎06-14-2017 02:05 PM

Welcome to QVC Mary, look forward to getting to know you and GOOD LUCK!

by
on ‎06-14-2017 02:08 PM

I love your dog, welcome.

by kirbople
on ‎06-14-2017 02:28 PM

What a wonderful post.  Welcome!  I look forward to seeing you on the Q!  (Especially if you do jewelry shows - I'm hooked on those for sure)!!  Smiley Happy

by
on ‎06-14-2017 02:51 PM

Welcome Mary!

 

You sound like you are a lot of fun, looking forward to seeing you host on QVC.  Best wishes for your new jobSmiley Happy

by
on ‎06-14-2017 04:02 PM

It's great to meet you!  Love your furbaby, Action ~ WOOF : )

by Buddy2005
on ‎06-14-2017 04:11 PM

Welcome to the QVC family Mary!   Looking forward to seeing you on air. Good luck and God Bless. 

by
on ‎06-14-2017 06:49 PM

Thank goodness you're a country girl. QVC doesn't need phony hosts to sell to average folks like me.  I look forward to watching your shows.

by Moneena
on ‎06-14-2017 09:53 PM

I'm also from eastern Kentucky....about as far east as you can get Smiley Happy...looking forward to your upcoming shows...Good luck!

by tamstock
on ‎06-14-2017 10:36 PM

Welcome!!!!!!! You had a good trainer! So you should do great!

by Mollyjeanne
on ‎06-14-2017 11:04 PM

 I am so happy for you in your new endeavor.  I am also from Kentucky and a QVC host who bleeds blue will be an asset to the hosts' team.  Good luck!

by Gerber1
on ‎06-14-2017 11:31 PM

I watched you in Omaha, Mary. I'm excited to see you on QVC,  I am a good customer!  

Best wishes on success at QVC!

 

 

by heavenswings
on ‎06-15-2017 12:31 AM

Welcome Mary! I too, am a Kentucky gal. I also have 2 mini Schnauzers!!! One is black and the other is salt & pepper. Good luck and I plan on watching. God Bless ❤️

by
on ‎06-15-2017 12:38 AM

Welcome to the Q, Mary!  Much success and happiness to you!  I look forward to watching you!  Heart

by Mimi 45
‎06-15-2017 10:12 AM - edited ‎06-15-2017 10:14 AM

welcome to the Q Mary..if you are half as sweet as Mary Beth, you will do just fine  

 

by Garlandgal
on ‎06-15-2017 11:49 AM

Welcome, Mary! Can't resist a shout out to a fellow mini schnauzer lover....  Smiley Wink

by 4labs
on ‎06-15-2017 01:49 PM

I wish this lovely new host the best but again I must ask....Why does QVC not have more hosts of color, including Asian and Latino?  

by aquamarine3
‎06-15-2017 04:12 PM - edited ‎06-15-2017 04:14 PM

Wishing you the best, just came across you and Angel.  Do not change for nothing, looks like QVC has found a gem.  Love your pics and also your accent.  You are a breath of fresh air!

by hohum
on ‎06-15-2017 05:12 PM

Welcome, saw you hosting on Quacker enjoyed your style . Much personality is something I enjoy about shopping on the Q. You are a joy to watch and informative too.

by double dee
on ‎06-15-2017 06:27 PM

Welcome! You dod an amazing jo today. A natural, I hope you have a long and happy career at thr Q.

by
on ‎06-15-2017 07:23 PM

I was born, raised and still live in north Central KY.  Welcome to QVC and the best of everything to you!

 

by mausel
on ‎06-15-2017 08:19 PM

Welcome to QVC, Mary!!!  I wish you all the best!!!  Thank you for sharing your story.  God Bless!!!

 

by wantsthetruth
on ‎06-15-2017 08:28 PM

Bellevue Nebraska misses you on Morning Blend but wishes you all the best!  By the way, you're missing the College World Series!

by
on ‎06-15-2017 09:26 PM

WElcome to QVC.  YOu are lucky to be mentored by the very best host QVC has!

by
on ‎06-15-2017 09:57 PM

I'm from Central Kentucky.  Welcome to QVC and best wishes, I know you'll do well!!! 

by wishdreambelieve
on ‎06-16-2017 12:38 AM

Welcome to the Q Mary.  I want to wish you much success and happiness.

 

 

 

 

 

by alie
on ‎06-16-2017 09:15 AM

Welcome to the Q.  Good luck to you Mary!

by
on ‎06-16-2017 10:11 AM

Welcome, Mary!  Hmmm...should I welcome a Wildcat Fan?  I'm a grad of the U of L.  Go Cardinals!  Oh, well...I'm a good sport.  Best of luck to you on your new journey!  Smiley Wink

by
on ‎06-16-2017 01:49 PM

Oh.. I love your dog.   So cute.  Glad you're part of the QVC team.    I know you'll do great.. 

Beautiful pics..  

by My Irish Star
on ‎06-16-2017 03:24 PM
Welcome ! Can't wait to see you and shop with you. Congratulations on your new job.
by johnsonsuee
on ‎06-16-2017 11:26 PM
Welcome. Love the pictures.
by misspriss01
on ‎06-17-2017 07:35 PM

Such a sweet story, so glad to meet your husband and Action. Welcome to QVC and best of luck, I look forward to watching you.

by
on ‎06-17-2017 11:50 PM

Hi Mary 😊 Another eastern Kentucky native and Wildcat fan here!  Good luck with your new position at QVC.  

by Zoeyann
on ‎06-18-2017 06:12 PM

Good luck in your new job. Like you already-- Action  is great we've have 4 schnauzers  Rosie is our latest. They are the greatest dogs ever. You're not kidding about the biggest heart.  Again good luck and look forward to seeing you.

by BetJ
on ‎06-19-2017 09:52 AM

Best of luck to you in your new job, Mary!  I love QVC and have shopped with them since the beginning!

I look forward to see ing you!

by maccafan
on ‎06-27-2017 04:21 PM

Mary we miss you in Omaha but it was a real thrill to turn on QVC and see your smiling face! You will be a wonderful host! Hopefully someday I will get to talk on air with you!

by sunshine1957
on ‎07-08-2017 12:15 PM

I am so Proud of You!!  Been watching you on Morning Blend for years, and have been a QVC member, since the beginning of time!  So, Happy that I now have a Nebraska connection to QVC!!  I caught you once on QVC, early in the morning!  Looking Good!!.  Will be watching for you!!  Best of Luck!!

by
on ‎07-11-2017 05:56 PM

YAY! Welcome, Mary! I was so happy to see that you are from Kentucky! I live in Western KY...near the KY/Illinois Line. I wish you all the luck in the world on Q. It'll be nice to see someone from your home state on there!  Smiley Wink 

 

 

Hopfully you will get to do some shows with Valerie Parr Hill. You know she's a KY girl and a Cats fan as well! Like a previous poster, I am a UofL devotee, lol. But, my first love is good 'ol WKU! Go Tops!!!!!!! 

 

Again, welcome!

by shoppingagainnow
on ‎07-11-2017 10:58 PM

Welcome Mary,

My husband grew up from Kentucky.  Still, has that southern accent even though it has has been in Minnesota with me for over 20 years.  Looking forward to seeing you on the Q. You're in great company with your fellow hosts. Wishing you much success.

shoppingagainnowCat Very Happy

by
on ‎07-17-2017 02:05 AM
Mary, you are one of my favorite host on QVC!! You are very very pretty and sweet!! I think some of the older hosts can learn a lot from you, because you never speak super fast, hands on hips and pointing at camera. Good luck & God bless you! Smiley Happy
by purple1282
on ‎10-19-2017 11:33 PM
I've been a long time QVC customer and fan of several hosts, but Mary... I must say you bring something extra special. Your are genuine and very sweet. God Bless and thank you for being part of the QVC family ❤️
by Nicki Sullivan
on ‎07-15-2018 10:42 AM

Hi Mary,

I knew as soon as I heard your accent that you were from KY and it's so exciting to see you on QVC! I live in Lexington, KY and cheer on my C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS too! You are a fantastic host because you feel very authentic and are relatable and when you host it feels like an easy conversation with a friend. So glad you are part of the QVC team!!! #bleedblue #goUK

 

My best,

Nicki

by lmck
on ‎07-30-2018 07:14 PM

Mary, you are a lovely addition to the QVC family! I always enjoy watching you host. You have such a great sense of humor!

by sheila k
on ‎08-25-2018 01:17 AM

Hello Mary, 

So very happy to see a Eastern Kentucky girl as a host on QVC. I'm watching you and Valeria Parr Hill on QVC as I type this comment. I really enjoy watching you. I live close to Pikeville, Ky what part of eastern Kentucky where you raised?

 

Good Luck 

 

 

Sheila K.

by kasie
on ‎02-19-2019 12:30 PM

Mary enjoyed you on Morning Blend and Im still looking to see you on QVC. Seen your picture on there the other day so I will catch you one of these days. You are a great addition to QVC. Hope you still catch a Husker game !

by Oldteacher
on ‎05-30-2019 08:37 AM
Mary, I recognized you immediately! I taught you in Greenup County years ago. Dianna Kazee Floyd! So good to see you on TV I had caught you morning show from our west once and I want you to know how proud of you I am and your accomplishments! I’ve watched your show all morning and love your items but love you more! Looked at the pictures here on line and just wanted to say hello!