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Avelycia O. tries her hand at weather reporting at WZZM 13

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Avelycia O., cub reporter in the GAAH Press Club, visited WZZM 13 and wrote about what she saw and learned while there.
Avelycia on the Weather Deck

Avelycia on the Weather Deck /GAAH Press Club

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Police Scanners at WZZM

Police Scanners at WZZM /GAAH Press Club

The GAAH Press Club visited WZZM 13, and was given a tour by Executive Producer Matt Campbell. Afterward, each of the GAAH Press Club Reporters sat down and wrote about what they saw and learned. Below is Avelycia's description of her experience at WZZM. Avelycia is 12 years old.


On November 15, 2011, we went to WZZM News Center, where Matt Campbell was our tour guide. We Press Club cub reporters saw highways, sports center, producers, guest star pictures, and the Weather Deck. We went to see how they make the broadcasts.
It started out that we went to the Information Center first. Matt showed us all of the producers, what they do, and what their jobs are. We saw the police scanners there too, which was where one of the cameras was facing.
We went to the weather deck and saw the map of Michigan. It was fun! Then we saw the Master Control where a man looked like he was really stressed with work. We also went to the studio and I read what Juliet Dragos and Brent Ashcroft talk about from the teleprompter.
My favorite part was when I was pretending I was a weather woman on the Weather Deck. I saw myself on TV and it was cool even though it was a bad hair day!

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