Meet the Intern: Nicole Via y Rada

I traded South Florida’s eternal heat for three-years of politics in Washington. Now a senior at The American University, where I’m majoring in journalism and political science, I’m eager for my next change of scenery.

When I was younger, I knew three things were certain after school: we would eat, do homework, and watch the news. This routine continued and developed my personal affinity for local news and story-telling.

Throughout high school, I served as the Editor-in-Chief for my school’s award-winning newspaper. I also worked as a staff-writer for Affinity, a digital magazine, and from there the rest was history – I was sure that I wanted to explore the world of news and all the stories my community had to offer.

At American University, I honed my skills and learned from the best in the industry. My favorite classes were Journalism Ethics and an Identity, Power and Misrepresentation course.

During my summer internship at NBC6, I worked on the digital team alongside 13 other creative and dedicated reporters. I earned bylines on both the local and national level, shadowed reporters, and even did some work with the Investigative team.

I enjoyed my summer of South Florida’s coasts, cycling classes and of course – croquetas.

I landed a field reporting internship at CNBC for the fall and am eager to share all her WTVJ skills with the rest of the world.

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