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NBC-5 sports anchor Paula Faris

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Updated: November 30, 2011 12:18AM

Most of the Interrogation Rooms have a short introduction. NBC sports anchor Paula Faris burned insects when she was little. Enough said.

Joe Cowley: So when you’re a little girl, did you build a little newsroom for your Barbie dolls?

Paula Faris: I didn’t really own many Barbie dolls. I owned two and when my parents saw what I did they stopped getting them. I kind of mutilated them, cut off their hair, one of their arms. Their heads eventually came off. I wasn’t really nice to them.

JC: You mutilate anything else, female Dahmer?

PF: My brother and I would pick the legs off daddy longlegs or burn them off. We had a few issues. But if people ask me if I was dropped on my head when I was little, I actually was. I rolled off the changing table when I was nine months old and fractured my skull.

JC: Wait, you burned spiders?

PF: Any sort of insect. It would be like a science experiment, like in class, My brother and I would just burn things we shouldn’t. The other day I caught a centipede in the house and killed it. Then I burnt it to make sure it was dead.

JC: Which TV show is a guilty pleasure?

PF: “Dexter” and “Damages.” I loved “Friday Night Lights.” I’m very upset it’s not coming back. I don’t have time to watch much TV.

JC: How embarrassing has it been to be a Michigan football fan lately?

PF: Not anymore. Brady Hoke is the answer. Did you see what they just did to Notre Dame?

JC: Cedarville University? Do they advertise in the back of Hot Rod magazine? Never heard of it.

PF: Easy now. [Director of the NFL Players Association] DeMaurice Smith went there. He’s our claim to fame. I found out about [Cedarville] in high school in competitive band. Don’t laugh, competitive band. I wanted to go to Michigan and my dad wouldn’t let me go. He thought I would get into too much trouble.

JC: I read you won an Emmy, where is it?

PF: It was a local Emmy. I don’t need awards to validate my work. I don’t know where it is.

JC: You burnt it, didn’t you?

PF: [Laughs] I think they are impenetrable to flames.

JC: You would know.

PF: Last thing I want to say, I’m not a pyromaniac. I swear.

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