For Claire Smith ’15, co-editor of The Hun School student newspaper The Mall, writing has been a part of her life since she was a young child. “I always loved to write, I was on the staff of my elementary school newspaper!”
As a production supervisor for E&E Publishing energy policy show, OnPoint, Douglas Zimmerman ’03 has learned, “In live broadcasting, everything that can go wrong, will go wrong, at the worst possible time. Knowing how to problem solve is half of what it takes to be successful.”
J.T. Fetch ’08 considers himself a lucky man. An on-air anchor and reporter for News 12 in Brooklyn and the Bronx, Mr. Fetch knows how rare it is for such a young broadcast journalist to have on-air opportunities in the number one market in the country. “I’m in the front row as history is made and stories develop. I cover breaking news, but much of what I do is to localize international stories. It’s a collaborate process, crafting a story in a way that will make a connection with the viewers.”
Paul Steiger’s ’60, storied career as an editor and journalist, which included 16 years as the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, started when he was the co-editor of The Hun School’s student newspaper, The Mall. “Writing for The Mall is when the ink got into my veins. We used hot type to print on the presses of the Princeton Packet.”
On a recent 24-hour trip to Texas, Valerie Patriarca ’07 spent the morning on a stake out and the afternoon touring a million dollar home. A CNBC producer for on-air crime reporter Andrea Day, Ms. Patriarca splits her time between investigating white collar crime for CNBC’s Crime & Punishment series and filming segments for the high end real estate series The Most Expensive House (We Could Get Into). Ms. Patriarca has leaned first hand that gaining experiences in many different areas increases the opportunities available to her.
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.