Award-Winning Journalist to Speak at Manship School

10/02/2015

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Liz Reyes, an award-winning journalist and anchor at WVUE-Fox 8 News in New Orleans, will give an informal public talk/discussion for the Manship Community at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Holliday Forum. During a dinner Monday evening and in classes Tuesday morning, Reyes will discuss the skills Manship students need to have to become successful in mass communication, and she will share her experiences.

She has worked as a television journalist in Canada, Miami, South America and New Orleans. Before anchoring the morning and noon news at Fox 8, Reyes worked for the ABC affiliate in New Orleans, covering politics, education and a host of other issues and events. She remained in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and, using her cellphone, she captured and disseminated some of the first pictures of the destruction in the city and to the Superdome to media all over the world.

Reyes will talk not only about how students need to prepare themselves to work in media, but she can provide a perspective on the intersection of government and politics, race and media, and a host of other issues. She has lived journalism and reported on some of the most harrowing and noteworthy events. Reyes’ visit as a Hitemsman Fellow is sponsored by the Manship School of Mass Communication.