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Chandler Crafter Is 'Making It' On New NBC Show

Joanna Gick
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Joanna Gick from Chandler.

The contestants on NBC’s craft show “Making It” prove that creativity is limitless. Hosts Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler encourage an entourage of crafty citizens in a competition show that feels like if the “Great British Bake Off” and “This Old House” had a baby.

It’s definitely a feel good kind of show filled with fun challenges, inventive projects, and plenty of puns. One of the “makers” on the program is interior designer Joanna Gick from Chandler. She says she applied for the show on a whim.

“I was home by myself, it was late at night, I’m just sat down and I’m going to apply. So I just applied online. And I didn't hear back for several months, so I thought, OK, well I guess that isn’t going to pan out,” Gick said.

She not only got a call back but she made it onto the show.

Gick says the entire experience was magical. Even though it’s a competition show, she never felt pressure to be better than anyone else.

As for hanging out with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Gick says they’re just genuinely fun people to be around.

Catch Gick — with along with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman — Tuesday evenings on “Making It” on NBC.

Kaely Monahan joined KJZZ Original Productions as a producer in December 2016.Monahan is a native, and growing up in the East Valley gave her an intimate familiarity with the Valley of the Sun. Eager to experience a new city, she left Phoenix for Tucson to earn her degree in classical studies from the University of Arizona with an emphasis in mythology. Several years later, her focus transitioned from history to history-in-the-making and news. Monahan went on to earn her master’s degree in international journalism from City University of London.In London, Monahan worked with CBS News and The Times covering international news. On her return to Arizona, Monahan was the art and entertainment editor for the East Valley Tribune, before moving into broadcasting, where she worked in commercial radio as an anchor and reporter.Outside of work, Monahan spends her time reading historical novels, exploring new restaurants in the Valley, and watching movies. Her love of film led her to create a movie review podcast and website. Monahan is also the vice president of the Phoenix Critics Circle.