Recap: Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Program 


Anna-Lysa Gayle on the anchor desk
I posed for a quick photo inside the KPHO CBS 5 studio after shooting my newscast on the last day of the fellowship program.

Two weeks ago, I participated in the Meredith-Cronkite fellowship program in Phoenix, AZ. It was a week-long intensive program designed to prepare future broadcast journalists for producing great stories and excelling in the field. I spent my time with nine other talented student journalists,  listening to KPHO CBS 5’s reporters, editors, videographers and news directors who shared words of encouragement and valuable advice. In addition, I used the facilities inside the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication for tracking and editing.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience for many reasons. The main one being, the opportunity to receive hands-on experience doing the things that make me happy. It has made me even more eager to begin reporting in the field.

As a fellow, I produced a video package, did a live shot and anchored a newscast.

To watch my live shot and video package, click here. The clip will open with an anchor toss to my live shot and my package will follow.

My video package surrounded the popularity of coworking spaces among entrepreneurs in Phoenix, AZ . Read more about my story, here on

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Anna-Lysa Gayle reporting LIVE from Phoenix, AZ

Anna-Lysa Gayle's LIVE shot still

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