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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Kelly Reinke

Class of 2016, Bachelor's

  • Previous Media Experience:

    • This is my first job out of college and I am so excited to start this exciting career at WATE!
    • Before working at WATE, I interned at the Los Angeles Bureau for Fox News Channel and FOX 5 Local News in D.C.

    Personal information:

    Fun Fact. I am the first girl to be born in my family in 100 years! When I was at USC (the real USC–sorry SEC fans), I was a Spirit Leader for 2 football seasons. I stood on the sidelines every game to lead stadium wide cheers and chants for the Trojans. I’ve never been to an SEC football game so I can not wait to cheer on the Vols this season! My dream is to own a pug someday.

    Outside Interests/Hobbies:

    I love finding new coffee shops every time I go to a new place. If you know me well enough, I LOVE  coffee. I am notorious for bringing the same white ceramic coffee mug into work every morning. So, please tweet me suggestions on places I should go to! I also enjoying traveling, hanging out with friends, playing with Pugs, and going to cycling classes.

    What You Enjoy About Local News:

    I love being a voice for people in our community who may not have one. I believe local news reporters have a tremendous and amazing ability to foster positive change. It is very rewarding to see something happen as a result of something I reported. I also get an adrenaline rush every time I walk into the newsroom. I love the fast-paced environment and love knowing the next work day is completely different from the last.

    Media Awards and Honors:

    •     Best Reporting in Youth Media, Los Angeles Press Club – 2015


What were your duties at ATVN? :

Executive Producer, Reporter, Producer, News Anchor

Remembering The Victims In San Bernardino Shooting

December 4, 2015

Residents of San Bernardino are uniting to cope with the trauma of Wednesday's shooting.


December 2, 2015

Any student with a desire to go into the news business must take J403.

Artist’s Tiny Home Sets Example During Climate Change Arts Festival

December 1, 2015

L.A. artist created home from recycled materials and through it spreads the message of the eco-responsibility.

Spicing Up The Rundown

November 18, 2015

Making the newscast captivating to keep viewers' interest.

Reflection On This Semester

November 11, 2015

Did JOUR 403 impact my post-graduations plans? 


November 4, 2015

Jazzing up a newscast with live shots.

What's New? Stabbing At UC Merced, CSU Faculty Vote To Strike

November 4, 2015

Tune into The Current tonight at 6 p.m. to learn more about these and other stories. 

There's No "I" In Team

October 28, 2015

ATVN is just one small part of the Media Center. And it all starts with convergence. 

SCALE Demanding Justice for USC Janitors

October 27, 2015

Dozens of USC janitors marched through campus today to demand higher wages and better working standards. 

LA City Council Votes For New Gun Regulations

October 27, 2015

The unanimous vote puts more restrictions on guns in residences

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