I learned so much at the station this week! I got a chance to work with Chuck Leonard as we went to Head Start Phenix City for career day. He explained to the kids what he does and about the equipment used in broadcasting. As he was explaining it to them, I was learning a lot myself. I helped him demonstrate to the kids what a tripod is and things like that. He also gave me some great information about broadcasting and the many different markets in broadcast journalism. I enjoyed working with the kids and learning more about what he does.
I also got a chance to go around with Dante Renzulli, a news reporter, and he showed me where to get police reports and how to pick out the most appropriate ones to show on the news. He explained to me the importance of having a demo with a stand up and a package in order to apply to become a reporter. We went on an adventure to Americus, GA, to get a story on the lady who won 3 million dollars off of a scratch-off lottery ticket. This was very interesting as I got to interview the participants in the town. Along with that I recorded my first stand-up interview and he gave me great tips on how to perfect it, so that it will look good. I thoroughly enjoyed going out with the reporter and learning how to make a story work even when you have little to work with. It was a great week at WTVM News Leader 9.