During the summers of 2012 and 2013 I had the privilege of interning with WHYY, the public radio division of NPR in my home city of Philadelphia, PA. I began as an FM news intern responsible for going out to events around the city and interviewing people before going back to the office and writing short cut scripts, often accompanied by sound bytes I constructed, for news anchors to read later. I later moved on to more production work and assisted with NewsWorks Tonight, a nightly radio show, including traveling to the Jersey shore in July 2013 to assist with a show broadcast live from Beach Haven.
While most of the work I did for WHYY and NewsWorks was aired the next day and not usually stored, a few of my pieces made it to the show’s website, newsworks.org. Here are those works.
“New meters not to blame for fires, PECO says.” August 2012: A local electrical company responds to a series of fires in houses in the region.
“Banks offer to help Philly consumers with mortgage problems.” August 2012: Representatives of two major Philadelphia banks talk with patrons about financial matters in public forums.
“Union workers to rally Saturday in Philly.” August 2012: Union members in Philadelphia hold a public rally to raise awareness for the plight of working-class families.
“Pa. governor disappointed by court’s health care ruling.” June 2012: I contribute to a report on Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s lawsuit against the ACA.
“Constitution Center to focus on ‘American Spirits,’ the Prohibition years.” July 2012: The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia opens a new exhibit on Prohibition.
“Pa. charter school founder charged in $6 million fraud.” July 2012: A local woman is indicted for defrauding her schools out of millions of dollars.
“Pa. connecting with electric cars, environmental advocacy group says.” July 2012: Local activists and businesses team up to promote electric cars in Philadelphia.
In addition, below is one cut script that was aired on WHYY, written and read by myself.