2000- Morning anchor/Reporter KTVL, Medford, ORSurvey
What are the top three skills journalism students should learn in college?:
Have a little bit of knowledge in everything!.... writing, editing and research skills are essential.
What were your duties at ATVN? :
How did ATVN prepare you for your career?:
Everything! from writing, shooting and editing.. learn to edit linear. Most small markets still use them!
Learning to work fast, efficient and not being afraid to ask questions.
What is your advice to aspiring journalists?:
Have tough skin, remember what is important to you, be willing to take risks and work hard. It is a hard industry, but anyonye can make it if they enjoy what they do.
What should graduates keep in mind when negotiating their first job?:
Have an out clause.. you’ll be glad you have one