WSAZ-TV Hires Kimberly Keagy '19 as a Multimedia Journalist Alumni Profile
Meet Kimberly Keagy '19
- Job Title & Employer
- Multimedia Journalist, WSAZ-TV
- Broadcast Reporting
- Political Science
- College Activities
- U-View, Competitive Cheer and Dance Team, Strong Women, Strong Girls
- Industry, Pa.
- High School
- Western Beaver Jr./Sr. High School
- Now Living In
- Huntington, W.Va.
- Dream Job
- White House Correspondent
- Hobbies & Interests
- Trying out new restaurants with family and friends, white water rafting and traveling
"I have never hired someone more prepared for a reporter position than Kimberly Keagy. From day one, Kimberly was able to conduct interviews, write compelling stories and win digital platforms. Point Park University does an amazing job training its students for an ever-changing news industry. You should be very proud of your unique program and how it sets students up for a successful career.”
"With the hands-on experience in the classroom from day one, I was prepared for internships my sophomore year of college. Do as many internships as possible, the more real-world experience you have will help you excel."
What steps did you take to secure your position at WSAZ-TV so soon after graduating from Point Park University?
With the hands-on experience in the classroom from day one, I was prepared for internships my sophomore year of college. Do as many internships as possible, the more real-world experience you have will help you excel.
What are your key responsibilities at WSAZ?
I work as a multimedia journalist. I pitch, shoot, write and edit my packages covering West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. From new legislation that could impact people’s everyday lives to investigations surrounding vaccine rollout, plus any breaking news.
In what ways did your Point Park experience prepare you for professional success?
Professors like Gina Catanzarite and Davd Fabilli helped me hone my skills and find my voice in storytelling. With small class sizes, they understood and knew my career goals to help me tailor class projects to maximize my professional growth.
What advice do you have for prospective students?
Be willing to try new things! Apply for the internships you want but are afraid you won’t have enough experience for. Strive to be the best version of yourself each day and better than the previous day. Remember you’re sharing real people’s stories, get to know and understand who you’re interviewing.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Seek out the people in this field that you admire. Ask them for coffee and an informal interview. This industry is a small world and you never know who you’ll run into. Learn from others, and use that to build the best version of yourself.