Triangle Students Visit WRAL for Annual Job Shadow Day

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Job Shadow Day
WRAL-TV’s Charles Braswell (right) gives the Job Shadow Day students an inside look at the HD truck.

Sir Walter Wally saw his shadow on Groundhog Day 2008, portending six more weeks of winter weather.   The balmy 70-degree record temperatures might not be backing up Wally’s prediction, but shadows were afoot at WRAL-TV a day earlier.  On Friday, February 1, 2008, about 18 students from Wake County Schools descended upon the station for the annual Job Shadow Day.

Students heard from employees from a number of WRAL-TV departments, including operations, promotions and the newsroom.  Eighth graders through seniors learned about the coursework and education they would need to pursue a career in television broadcasting. 

Job Shadow Day
WRAL-TV’s Andy Christensen talks to the students about the nuts & bolts of television operations.

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Jim Hefner
WRAL-TV’s Jim Hefner gives the students an overview of WRAL.

The students came from Broughton, Clayton, East Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina and Sanderson High Schools and Davis Drive and Fuquay-Varina Middle Schools.  The group spent the morning hearing from various WRAL personnel, including Vice President & General Manager Jim Hefner, and then took small group tours of the newsroom, weather center and the station in general. 

Job Shadow Day
WRAL-TV’s Nate Johnson (right) gives the students a tour of the Weather Center.

Job Shadow Day concluded with a lunch.  The students departed WRAL at 1pm, ready to head back and share their experiences with their classmates & teachers.




Job Shadow Day at WRAL-TV

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