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Desk Associate (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 5, 2018
The summer of 2016, I was an intern at a news station in Houston; KTRK, ABC 13. My title was the desk intern; in other words the heart of the news room. Everything from incoming phone calls, skyeye (helicopter), photographer duties, new stories/ ideas, radios from dispatch, etc., ran through my department. My responsibility was to make sure the right calls were sent to the correct places, research information on various stories, listen to ten plus radios at once, log what competitors are broadcasting, instruct photographers their daily assignments, guide the helicopter to a destination, etc. During my time there I had the best time of my life. Not only was I able to work in my department but, they allowed me to explore others. One story we covered, where I was able to attend, was a practice where the NBA players who competed in the summer Olympics before leaving for Rio. That was a dream come true because I played basketball in college, I look up to those players, and I interviewed my current favorite player. The most difficult thing for me was to adjust to the pace. News is ever changing so, timing was everything to me. Overall, I learned that anything a possible. They allowed me to discover a different side of media and I appreciate the opportunity they provided.
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