Was there some point in time when you set your sights on a career in journalism? Was there some triggering event or experience?
I always loved to write, and I knew from a young age that I would be a writer of some kind. We didn’t have a student newspaper in high school so I took public speaking instead. My teacher encouraged me to consider broadcast journalism as a college major. At about the same time, a couple of my friends and I were asked to discuss teenagers’ attitudes about sex on a radio talk show. It was a lively discussion, and I realized how much I wanted to be figuring out the questions instead of the answers. Once I got to college, I was forever hooked.