Hott will be recognized for her achievements at ABC News later this year. The network plans to fly her to New York City for a two-day visit with news management and recruiters and a behind-the-scenes tour of their news operations. Hott hopes the visit will serve as a springboard for her career.
Im not sure where this will lead to,said Hott.I know that most people who want to be reporters start out small, and Im definitely willing to do that . . . to even have this opportunity to meet these people when Im this young is really neat.
During the spring semester, the High View (Hampshire County) native served as a reporter and anchor forWVU News,a regular newscast produced by WVU Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism students.
ABC News On Campus has run two of HottsWVU NewsstoriesRecession-Proof City,focusing on the strong economic climate in Morgantown, andVirginia Techs Legacy of Safety,on the second anniversary of the campus mass murder.
Both reports were thorough and powerful, ABC News On Campus executives stated in a letter to Hott.[Hott] responded promptly to edit suggestions and delivered a professional-quality finished product.
ABC News established ABC News On Campus in 2008 to allow young journalists to work with broadcast news professionals and to showcase work from college journalism students across the country. The program allows students to report on stories in their areas and produce a wide array of content for ABC News digital and broadcast platforms.
Gina Martino Dahlia , teaching assistant professor and broadcast news program chair, said ABC News got it right when they selected Hott as theirRoving Reporter of the Year.
Kasey Hott is one of our many shining stars in the broadcast news program,said Dahlia.I am very proud that ABC News On Campus has bestowed this honor on Kasey. I can not think of any student more deserving of this award.
Hotts award is the latest for the School of Journalisms broadcast news program andWVU News.As part of the broadcast news program capstone course, students report and produce stories for the statewide newscast. They also serve as on-air anchors and work as the technical crew during newscast tapings at WVU s professional television studio.