Many often wonder what it’s like to work at Global News and on Wednesday, five very special guests had the chance to find out.
Five young people from the Kids With Cancer Society spent the day at Global Edmonton on Wednesday, learning what it’s like to be a reporter. The visit is part of a Dream Experience, which is an auction item at the Beaded Journey Gala every spring.
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This year, Global Edmonton welcomed 15-year-old Dylan Labossiere, 14-year-old Julia Mazur, 16-year-old Katie Antypowich, 15-year-old Bronson Gordon and 12-year-old Taysha Cardinal to the station for the day.
The first thing they did when they arrived was head to the control room to watch how Global News at Noon is produced. Then, they went down to the studio to get a taste of what life in front of the camera is like.
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Katie and Dylan helped chief meteorologist Jesse Beyer with his weather forecast at noon.
Their afternoon was spent in the hustle and bustle of the busy newsroom, gathering the interviews they need for their story. Reporter Sarah Kraus mentored the kids to help them write their story in time for their 6 p.m. deadline.
The total amount raised for this year’s Dream Experience was $59,000. Donors to the Dream Experience were Victory Homes and Frank and Agnes Lovsin.