This week was full of firsts! I visited the news station for the first time and met the entire staff. More importantly, I had the opportunity to meet anchor Greg Loyd, who showed me some aspects on the anchoring and producing side. I also had another opportunity to accompany Mikhaela to an interview. The most exciting aspect of this is that I came up with the story that she used (Columbus linemen from Georgia power traveling to help with Hurricane Michael restoration efforts). In my second week, I am already comfortable setting up the live shots for Mikhaela so all that she needs to do is stand in place and report her story.
As each day passes, I become more and more excited with this opportunity. I am learning quickly and I plan to soon film my own shots and try reporting on my own. I am hoping to have my own reel so that I may use it to apply for my future career as a reporter. The information I learned this week is valuable because I now know how to use their cameras and equipment as well as their video editing program.