By Stephanie Glover, Web Producer/Digital Journalist - email
The morning of September 22, 1989 was when I decided what I was going to be when I grew up.
I was exactly one week shy of my ninth birthday and the morning after the biggest natural disaster I had ever experienced. Waking up that morning I had no idea what I was going to see. I could only guess based off of what I could hear the night before through the intense wind and trees banging on the exterior of our little house. One tree actually penetrated the roof of my house, a moment I will never forget.
That morning as I approached the front door I knew in my heart that life as I knew it would never be the same. As I opened the door, sunlight began to pour in. I looked out and something that seemed more profound than the huge oak trees that had been knocked down appeared. Even my parents’ van that was thrown clean across the street into a neighbor’s house did not arouse me.
What caught my eye was the abundance of local media that was away from their cozy desks and out into the community. There was absolutely no power anywhere, but they were there sharing information and assisting those in need with clearing store damage or just lending a shoulder for one to cry on.
Their presence the morning after what proved to be one of the most influential natural disasters to hit Charleston SC changed the dynamics of what looked like an impossible situation. They were the eyes and ears of so many families displaced. They were the refuge that found so many families resources and shelter. It was the morning of September 22, 1989 when I decided I would do what was necessary to be one of them. I decided then, I would be a journalist.
I graduated from South Carolina State University with a B.A. in English. I recently attended the Carolina School of Broadcasting where I studied Broadcast Communications Technology.
I am a skilled freelance video producer with newsroom experience stemming back to 2003. I have experience working the assignment desk in gathering news as well as writing scripts while stacking a show. I have been managing web sites for many years and even successfully ran my own digital platform for 5 years before returning to school.
Broadcast journalism has been my life for many years, but I still have plenty work to do.
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