Broadcast journalism alumna wakes up the Northwest

Brittney Steele sits in a television studio set.

While her community sleeps, Brittney Steele works to find, write, and update stories for the morning news program “Wake Up Northwest” at NBC Right Now in Kennewick, Washington. As day breaks and the newscast is live on air, she assists in the control booth to make sure everything runs on time and makes changes as the show is going. She also looks out for any breaking news to add.

“There are a lot of little things that go into putting a newscast together and making it run smoothly while on the air. My job is to help with that,” Steele said.

Steele graduated from Fresno State in May with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism. She immediately landed her dream job as an associate producer for the morning news program at KNDU/KNDO-TV. She helps the lead producer build the two-and-a-half-hour morning news program. 

The job of a news producer requires someone who can work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. It was her experience at Fresno State that, she said, prepared her for her career. 

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Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities Communication Specialist

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