Rebecca May is a broadcast journalism major class of 2012 at the University of Missouri. She grew up in St. Louis, but I was adopted from South Korea when she was five months old. She has one older brother, who was adopted from Honduras.
She interned at FOX 2 in St. Louis, last summer. Some of her responsibilites were booking guests for the morning show and putting together packages for the 4 p.m. show.
She worked a semester at KOMU TV-8 the NBC affiliate in Columbia, MO, as a production assistant.
She also took on an internship her freshman year for UNIGO.com. It was a website for prospective college students trying to get a deeper look into different universities. She was the Mizzou correspondant and wrote blogs and put up videos.
She is involved in the Asian American Association and Alpha Phi Fraternity. She is the dance director and risk management chair of her house.
Rebecca has spent the first year at Missouri Digital News radio reporting. Her jobs entailed interviewing, calling sources, writing radio scripts, anchoring and writing newspaper stories. After a year of reporting, she took on a teacher assistant position at the Capitol Bureau. This is Rebecca's second year working at Missouri Digital News in Jefferson City.
Rebecca intends on being in a reporter in St. Louis, where she grew up.
Today I learned that what you choose to cover in a newsreport is what defines the type of journalist you become.
Looks are something that can only get you so far.
"Appearance will get you wherever you want, but then you choose what you want to do with that," Phil Brooks.
Missouri Digital News is produced by Missouri Digital News, Inc. -- a non profit organization of current and former journalists.