HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2009 – Jourdan Cable, a junior majoring in journalism with a minor in marketing, spent her summer behind the camera thanks to an internship with Pittsburgh Today Live on KDKA-TV.
During the internship, Cable was responsible for preparing the green room, escorting and interacting with guests, finding and booking people to appear on the show, writing segments for the show, going on-location with reporters, and even doing interviews and going on TV.
“I was really excited to have such a great internship,” Cable says. “KDKA-TV is in the Top 25 market. The interview process was very challenging. … I had a huge packet of materials I needed to take to three interviews.”
Cable says she learned a great deal during her eventful internship.
“I had a lot of cool experiences while working on Pittsburgh Today Live. Some of my favorite experiences dealt with going on-location to different places,” Cable says. “I got to go to the Pittsburgh Zoo and interview a zookeeper and interact with animals. During our travel week, I got to kayak around the rivers of Pittsburgh while I interviewed someone for a segment. My favorite thing was shadowing a sports reporter at a Pittsburgh Penguins game on their quest to win the Stanley Cup.”
Cable hopes to become a news anchor or a sports reporter.
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