Volume 3, Number 14 - April 23, 2013

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Reporter Alumna Lands Reporting Job In Fort Myers

Alexandra de Armas, who served as the North Campus bureau chief for The Reporter during its inaugural year, has accepted an on-air reporting position in Fort Myers, Florida.

De Armas, 22, will be a multimedia journalist for WBBH, the NBC2/ABC7  affiliate in Fort Myers. The station does 18 newscasts a day, and is in the 62nd market nation-wide.

 Her first day on the job will be June 3rd. De Armas will  be reporting, shooting and editing stories.

"I know this is a station that primarily covers hard news,” de Armas said, “ so I'm excited and ready to jump right in, be challenged and learn a lot.”

De Armas is scheduled to graduate from the University of Florida  with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications on May 5th. She  produced the 5 p.m. newscasts for WUFT 5, a student-run TV station owned by UF last semester.

In addition, she has worked as a part-time reporter at WCJB TV 20 an ABC affiliate and for Comcast Newsmakers while in Gainesville.

While in Miami, de Armas interned at WFOR, a CBS affiliate, WTVJ, an NBC affiliate, and Univision 23.

"I've always dreamt of being a TV reporter close to home in Miami, and this opportunity makes my dream a reality,” de Armas said.


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