For Livings, Fox & Friends was really live Friday

Published 2:44 am Saturday, March 2, 2019

Every morning at 5 a.m., Conner Livings watches Fox and Friends Live. But on Friday, “Fox and Friends Live” took on a different meaning when he had the chance to be a part of the audience in New York City.

Livings was one of 50 audience members selected from a pool of 6,500 applicants.

“I was watching it one day and they said that for the first time in their 20 year history, they did a live studio audience three weeks ago,” Livings said. “They said that it was such a success that they wanted to do it a second time and if people were interested, they could send in an email. I thought that it would be cool, so I sent one in.”

Aweek later, after filling out the application and doubting that he would get an email back, he received an email.

“Honestly, I was thinking that they would get a ton of applicants,” Livings said. “But about a week later, I heard back from them, but it was more of a generic email asking that I fill out a more detailed response. About a week later after that, I received a phone call while I was at work, inviting me to come on the show.”

The questions were about his political views, if he was up to date in local, state or federal government, what political issues interest him, where he is from and why he watches the show. He also had to provide every single social media handle so they could review his social media profile.

“It wasn’t like a phone interview or anything,” Livings said. “When I got the phone call, they did ask a couple of questions, but they were just basic questions like if I had an interest in politics or did I just want to come on the show.”

Livings spent three hours on set after flying to the Big Apple and getting up at 4 a.m. to make it to the set.

“It was a three-hour long show and it was very interactive,” Livings said. “They asked questions and we gave responses. It was absolutely amazing to be on the show though. We met with the producers and they gave us a rundown about what was going to be going on and they gave us a big breakfast. The show started at 6 a.m., and it ended at 9 a.m. I’ve told several people that it was really like a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

He said that he got to develop a friendship with several of the other participants of the show.

“I got to meet 50 different people from all over the country and develop a friendship with them,” Livings said. “Just seeing people come together that care about the state of our country was really fun and an amazing opportunity.”

This weekend, Livings is spending his time exploring New York City and sightseeing.

“I brought my mom because she loves to travel,” Livings said. “So we went to see a Broadway show Thursday night, and have just been exploring the city and sightseeing. It’s not really a vacation, but more of a business trip.”

Livings works for the Covington County District Attorney’s Office as an administrative assistant, but he plans to attend law school in the fall.

He graduated from Straughn High School, attended LBW Community College and then graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and political science.

He is the son of Scott and Tricia Livings.