Alexis Jarrett – WLTZ – Production Intern

WLTZ Website

Hello All !

It’s another school year and I am finally a Senior! Last year (Spring Semester) I interned at WLTZ as a News Intern, and I learned that I honestly liked production and TV more than the news. The show experienced some changes over the summer when I interned, so this year, I will be writing to you all as a production intern for the Dee Armstrong Show. So I bet you are wondering, what exactly do you do?

In TV your work week starts the week before. You have to be prepared or else everything will crash and burn. On Fridays I get ready for the next week by preparing and researching show topics for the week. First, I have to keep in my mind the show’s demographic which is very important in TV. The show’s demographic is women between the ages of 25-65. So when I am researching topics, I have to find shows relevant to our audience. The show topics are: Health, Beauty, Relationships, Something Wow, and Money. For each topic, I have to find three related articles from websites. It sounds easy, however, it can be a daunting task!  These topics usually fit into the monologue, which is the first part of the show where things are light and funny and are used to draw in the viewers.

On my next blog, I will talk to you about the process for booking guests and setting a theme for the show!