Expert Turkey Talker Mary Clingman has been talking turkey for more than twenty-four years. Mary graduated from Simpson College in Iowa with a degree in home economics. She is a media pro and has conducted more that 1,200 regional and national radio and television news interviews. NBC’s The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, CNN, MSNBC, USA Today, FOX News, WGN-TV, and even The Late Show with David Letterman have called upon Mary to provide their viewers with easy turkey preparation tips.
Favorite Thing About Turkey Talking:
“I love having the opportunity to help so many people. At the end of the day, I know that in some positive way, I’ve made a difference and helped people celebrate the holiday. Then I can go to my own home and enjoy this wonderful meal that I have been talking about all day!”
Most Memorable Call:
A flustered father called Mary at the Butterball® Turkey Talk-Line® a few hours after his wife had given birth to their first child. He was concerned that their Thanksgiving turkey had been thawing in the fridge for too long while he was at the hospital assisting his wife. When Mary asked the man how much it weighed, he replied, “The turkey or the baby?” After determining the turkey’s weight and thawing time, Mary assured the proud pop that he would be able to deliver a safe and delicious belated Thanksgiving dinner when his wife and new baby returned home.
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