Emmy Award winner
One day in the morning
meeting, it was discussed that someone needed to court that day to wait
for the results of two cases. I volunteered.
It was quite an
interesting day. I sat in on the sentencing of a man accused of murder
and I also sat in on the verdict reading for another local murder case.
These cases were spread out throughout the day with the verdict being
read in the morning and the sentencing in the afternoon. Before that
day, I had never been in a courtroom with a prisoner before, so it was a
little scary, but I was happy for the experience.
After that I started to
serve as assistant producer. This was great experience for me, but the
producers were shuffled around and I ended up working with a new
producer. Before long I found myself quite at home doing this work.
I had stories to write
each day and the producer also pick out my own sound bites for stories
and showed me how to use the video source program on the computer.
The producer made me
popular person at the station. She told her boss about my skills as an
assistant producer, which eventually got me a meeting with the associate
director of the station who promised me a good reference and even a
good job after I graduated from school.