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WVVA welcomes two Quinterns

WVVA in Bluefield, West Virginia welcomes two Quinterns this summer.

 

Nickname: Ben
Hometown: Chesterfield, VA
College: Virginia Tech
Major: Meteorology

What do you hope to gain from this quinternship? Experience in news media and forecasting.
What are your future career goals? To be a broadcast meteorologist or work in the operational field.
Pick one word that sums up your life at this moment? Unfinished
What are you most looking forward to in 2018? Gaining experience at WVVA and the NWS in Blacksburg and beginning my senior year of college!
Any interesting talents or hobbies? Used to run, play basketball and watching sports
What is the best piece of advice you have received? Never take anything for granted and work hard to achieve your goals.

 

Emilee Hackney, News Quintern
Hometown: Tazewell, VA
College: Harvard University
Emilee Hackney, News Quintern
Hometown: Tazewell, VA
College: Harvard University
Major: English

What do you hope to gain from your Quinternship? Experience in broadcast journalism, to see if I want a career in it!
What are your future career goals? Undecided – probably journalism or media
Pick one word that sums up your life at this moment: lucky
What are you most looking forward to in 2018? Getting closer to getting my degree and moving back home!
Any interesting hobbies or talents? I paint portraits and for my senior thesis I’m writing an autobiography.
What is the best advice you have received?  “You don’t owe anyone an explanation for who you are.” – (my dad)

Jon Okerstrom

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