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Kelsey Anderson 13 joins KBOI 2, Boise, Idaho three months after graduation

Written by Stephanie Khoury

Kelsey Anderson '13 in Idaho

Local stories often end up getting national coverage. Three months after graduating from IC, Kelsey Anderson joined the KBOI 2 news team in Boise, Idaho, and found herself covering one of the largest and most controversial national news stories at the time. Idaho native Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was about to be returned to U.S. custody after being traded for five Taliban detainees. KBOI was one of the first news stations to cover the story, and Anderson was reporting alongside major network names such as Bigad Shaban from CBS and Nick Valencia from CNN.

“I had a camera in my hand the day I started my sophomore year. I got to do it all in Newswatch." - Kelsey Anderson '13

“Not only was I reporting right next to some of the biggest names in broadcast journalism, but I was also talking about an extremely controversial subject and had about a fourth of the crew and supplies they did. But I was keeping up,” said Anderson.

An anchor for ICTV, Anderson said she developed her instant decision-making skills during her time working for IC’s Newswatch 16. “With Newswatch, I had a camera in my hand the day I started my sophomore year. I got to do it all in Newswatch, too,” she said. “It helped me be ahead of the game once I started my internships and put a lot more on my reel for job applications,” she continued

Anderson worked with the Park School’s internship coordinator to secure summer internships with WKBW in Buffalo, her hometown, and WENY in Horseheads, New York. “If I hadn’t done the internships, I know I wouldn’t have been prepared for the work world,” she said. “I’ve learned more this past year than I ever expected, and I have had the chance to report, produce, and even anchor. I’m constantly pushing myself, and I know that my hard work here will only pay off in the long run.”



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