Back at the Desk


This semester, I am happy to be at the desk anchoring biweekly on Tuesdays. I have not anchored since last fall, as I was reporting in the field in the Spring. The show, “First at Five,” is on the PBS affiliate station, WUFT, Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. It is a 30 minute broadcast broken into three 10-minute blocks. The first block consists of daily breaking news. While the second block, focuses on a different specialty each day. For example, Tuesdays focus on politics and other days include coverage on education and entertainment. The last block of the show consists of sports coverage on the Florida Gators and other teams within the area. Anchoring is one of my favorite parts about the Journalism program at UF. It is a great opportunity to get live broadcasting experience to 16+ counties in North Central Florida before I even graduate. Not to mention, I get to cover some incredible stories!