On this episode we’re joined by Gabrielle Hays.

Gabrielle covers St. Louis for the PBS News Hour as a community correspondent. She both writes and does TV work.  She’s previously been a TV news reporter in Knoxville, Tennessee, and a reporter/producer for St. Louis’ PBS affiliate.

Gabrielle talked about her career path, her current job, and the stories she’s covered, including multiple pieces on Afghan refugees. She also explained how she humanizes stories dealing with St. Louis history, and how she approaches the job knowing that she’s going to often be with people on their worst days.

She also detailed how both her mentors and members of the NABJ have been vital to her career success and offered three pieces of advice to aspiring journalists who want to follow in her footsteps.

Some of the stories we talked with Gabrielle about can be found here and her PBS work can be found here.

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