Brianna Foster: KMTV intern, news fanatic

Story and photo by C.L. Sill, NewNetNebraska

bio photoNatural curiosity is a pillar of professional journalism, and this virtue resonates through University of Nebraska-Lincoln senior Brianna Foster.

The 20-year-old broadcasting and news major is set to graduate in May of 2014, but she believes that will be just the beginning of her education.

“In the real world you get to see things books might not convey,” Foster said.

Born and raised in Omaha, Foster came to UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications after high school simply because she “loved to tell stories.”

There is no topic or issue off the table for Foster. She will report, write and cover anything and said she is never far away from the news even in her free time.  Her curiosity is fueled by the variety of experiences journalists encounter, and she said this is what makes the career so enticing.

“Journalists know a little bit about everything,” Foster said. “I love the well-roundedness that comes with journalism.”

This idea was reinforced for Foster last summer when she interned at the CBS affiliate in Omaha, KMTV. She had numerous responsibilities including writing scripts, uploading content online and coming up with questions for interviewees. The experience helped her realize what she wanted from her career and she said getting to shadow the reporters taught her a great deal.

“You get to see the tight deadlines and the rush of always having to be camera ready,” Foster said. “And you get to see the relationship between the photographer and the reporter.”

Foster will shortly make her way into the real world. She’ll have a degree in her hand and her KMTV internship in her back pocket. A great recipe for a career in broadcasting, yet Foster said she doesn’t want to rule out the possibility of a job in print media.

“I’d really like to pursue something that involves a little bit of both,” she said.

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