I had the chance to share my career story with some Newport News high school students on March 6, 2013.
They attend different schools in the city, but they are in the Telecommunications Program.
One our former WAVY & Fox 43 News editors, Carl Daniels, invited me to speak to the juniors and seniors. He started working there in the fall. I told the teens about my work schedule and the realities of working in the t.v. news business. I told them it’s a competitive industry, but not to give up. They’ll know it’s really in their heart when they work their way up the ladder from internships to the big job.
The kids have quite a setup there for writing, shooting, and editing. The equipment is high quality. Some students help the staff film council meetings and school sports and create commercials.
This experience really gives them a jump start on college- and skills that will last a lifetime! Who knows, maybe some will be working with me someday soon?