Stephanie Fernandez, a former staff writer for The Reporter during the 2013-2014 year, landed a multimedia journalist position at KGNS-TV Channel 8 in Laredo, Texas.
Fernandez, 24, started the full-time job on Jan. 8.
Her responsibilities include pitching stories, interviewing, completing story packages and doing stand-ups in South Texas.
“This [job] will give me more experience covering stories and anchoring,” Fernandez said. “I’ll get the chance…to deliver great stories.”
Fernandez attended Kendall Campus from 2012 to 2014. During her time at The Reporter, she won second place for in-depth reporting from the Florida College System Publications Association.
She graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in communications in July.
Fernandez aspires to return to Miami to become a local anchor and pursue a master’s degree.
“I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity,” Fernandez said. “It is truly a blessing.”