I had the privilege of speaking to preschoolers at Watkins Early Childhood Center in Newport News. One of the teachers, Jennifer Cooper, invited me to talk with the kids about different aspects of my job as a reporter/anchor here at WAVY-TV.
The kids were really excited to get involved in learning how to report in and anchor a newscast!
They learned that I’m great friends with everyone I work with, like WAVY morning show anchor, Kerri Furey! They loved to hear that you can have fun at work and “play” with your friends!
“Are you ready to be reporters?!” I asked the kids. “Let’s go!” I gave the kids the topic of our (pretend) story for the day:
A bear escaped from the zoo!
As a reporter, you have to ask questions and boy did the kids have some great questions! They asked:
What kind of bear is it?
How old is the bear?
What does it like to do?
What does it like to eat?
What is its name?
…and when all of those great questions were answered, we “helped” find Bamboo, the baby Panda, and return him to the zoo!
The kids learned how great it feels to be able to help people every day! It was a great school visit and we’re already planning another for next year!