Archive for August, 2008


Sydney Job Shadowing Beth Malicki, Anchor, KCRG TV9 News

Sydney job shadowing Beth Malicki, Anchor, KCRG TV9 News



Friday was my big day not just because I interviewed Taylor Swift, I also got to job shadow Beth Malicki the anchor lady at KCRG TV-9.  I won my job shadow because I wrote a paper for the KCRG Summer Writing Contest.  I wrote my paper about what I want to be when I grow up, a reporter.  I was picked as one of the nine winners and I won prizes, including tickets to Adventureland and the best prize of all, my day at KCRG.



Beth Malicki was really nice, super fun and I learned a lot.  I got to attend a meeting with all the people that work at KCRG and we went over what would happen on the news that night.  I got to watch Beth put her make up on and get ready for the news.  We talked about how she gets ready for the news each day and I also got to meet lots of people.  Karen Ultis is the marketing lady at KCRG and she took me on a station tour and I got to watch the news from up in the control room and then I got to watch part of it in the studio.  I really liked Karen and she is good at her job, Beth is great at her job too!  

I was really lucky to be picked as one of the winners.  We get to be in a commercial so make sure you watch for me on channel 9.  I really enjoyed going to KCRG and hope to work there in a few years.  I will be putting pictures on here as soon as I get my camera fixed.




Sydney with Taylor Swift on her Tour Bus 8-8-08

Sydney with Taylor Swift on her Tour Bus 8-8-08

Yesterday, I got a chance to do something really fun, interview Taylor Swift, the country music star. I’ve been working on getting this interview for over six months.  My mom and I got to go on her tour bus and talk with her for about 15 minutes.  Her bus was so cool it even had a fire place.  Taylor was really nice and she was fun too.  Her mom was really friendly too.  After interviewing Taylor, I went to her concert. The opening bands name was called Love and Theft, they were good.   By the end of the concert Taylor Swift had sang two new songs, gotten roses, and donated $100,000.00 to Cedar Rapids for the flood.  She dedicated her song “Change”  to Cedar Rapids. Oh and did I mention I was watching everything from front row seats.  Since I had front row seats I caught four guitar picks, I gave three of them to people behind me and one I kept for myself, and I also caught her bracelet.   I can easily say that, that was the best concert ever.