News Room

June 17th, 2013 at 10:45 am by under Interns

So I was supposed to spend three weeks in the news room but because of an eye infection caused by my contacts, and the fact that I scratched my cornea and was unable to go to work the first week, it was shortened to two. However, I have been having the time of my life going out with reporters and photographers all week. This is my second/last week in the news room and I’m looking forward towards another exciting week. I have been out to cover stories, such as the storm on Thursday, which I was out from 10am to 9pm! It was pouring raining as I watched reporter Liz go live in the midst of a storm. Afterwards we covered the damage. I got to see how reporters have to be prepared for all types of occasions. She had all kinds of clothes to protect her from the pouring rain in a bag she kept in the back seat. One day I went out with photographer Greg to cover flooding, a woman getting robbed at an ATM in Chesapeake, and a little girl who wrote a book about her sister with special needs. She was in the 6th grade, and spoke at her old elementary school about the book and her website. She was very mature, talented, and inspiring. Her whole family was there, and they spoke to about 9 classrooms in all that day. Her book got published, and is available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. She is giving the proceeds of her book to her sister’s charity to help other children with the disorder. I am learning so much about reporting, editing, and what it takes to cover a good story. One day I even got to do some stand ups at the bank of america a woman got robbed at. After a couple times, it was good enough to save for my resume reel. I also met Anita Blankton, an anchor for the 5:30 show. She graduated from Hampton University, and I still attend there until December of this year. I learned a lot from her and I admire her a lot. I could honestly see myself doing this for the rest of my life. Nevertheless I can’t wait to start the THRS next week and see all of the other aspects of wavy tv.

 

Brooke Gordon

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