The top desert chef of the Prince George's County, MD, Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department made an appearance on NBC 4 News this morning. Fire Fighter/Medic John Scruggs, "Cheesecake Johnny," was asked to demonstrate his technique for baking the most wonderful cheesecake in town "live" on the set. On Friday, July 15, 2011, Scruggs made the trip to the NBC Studio on Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington DC, and appeared in the 11:00 am newscast. Despite a late start due to President Obama's news conference, Scruggs appeared with Anchor Barbara Harrison for a 5 minute segment.
Anyone ever wonder what happens to the food items that are brought in for these newscasts? I can tell you there were no leftovers shortly after the show was complete. The anchors, production crew and newsroom all enjoyed a slice of cheesecake.
Overall, a great experience for a Firefighter/Medic that loves to cook and has a very tasty knack for cheesecakes. John Scruggs is a 17 year veteran Firefighter/Paramedic assigned to the Paramedic Ambulance at the Northview Community Fire/EMS Station in Bowie. Scruggs and his wife are residents of Bowie, MD.