What is your major at OHIO?

Journalism, News and Information

What was the title and location of your summer internship?

Sports Intern WKRC Local 12 Cincinnati, OH
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What were your responsibilities as an intern?

I helped with writing, video editing, graphics and packages for the 6pm, 10pm and 11pm broadcast; interviewed Bengals, Reds, University of Cincinnati and Xavier players and coaches; assisted reporters with packages, and wrote a few articles for the web.

How did you go about getting this internship?

I reached out to an anchor I knew at the station and she gave me the contact information of the sports director, then I filled out the internship application and had a phone interview.

What was your greatest challenge in finding an internship?

My greatest struggle was getting in contact with HR Directors at stations where I didn’t already have a connection.

What did you learn/gain from your summer internship experience?

I learned how to produce a strong package for TV, how to block a rundown, how to use the Avid editing software, different interviewing skills, how to conduct yourself in a professional locker room. I also gained confidence as a journalist, improved on air and print writing, improved on-air presence and broadcast voice…AND gained connections!
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What is your favorite summer memory?

Covering Bengals training camp and interview Pete Rose & Johnny Bench over “Pete Rose Weekend”
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All photos courtesy of Dani Dean

What do you hope to be doing professionally after graduation?

I hope to either be a sports reporter/anchor for a station in a good market, or be a team reporter for an NFL or NBA team.

Without worrying about how realistic it may be, what is your dream job and why?

My dream job is to be a team reporter for an NFL team or to cover the NFL for CBS, ESPN, ABC, FOX or NFL Network.

What advice would you give fellow Bobcats seeking internships?

Never underestimate networking and keep in contact with your connections! Connections are everything when it comes to getting an internship. The person hiring interns gets so many applications that having someone even mention your name can put you above the pack.

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