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Rodricka Taylor (MSJ21)

Rodricka Taylor (MSJ21)

Reporter and Multimedia Journalist at KLFY News 10

rodricka-taylor-150x150.pngTell us about your career path. How did you get where you are today?

After graduation, I went back home and got a chance to work for my local news station, KLFY News 10. I have been there for almost two years and I am on a three-year contract.

What are your main responsibilities in your current role?

I work on deadlines to turn stories in for the 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. newcasts. I prepare for live shots between the noon show and other shows, depending on the story. I write and edit my stories and post them for digital and social media.

How has your Medill training helped you in your career?

The hands-on skills and connections I made at Medill helped me to be confident in my work.

How has the Northwestern Medill network helped you advance in your career?

I know how to network and know I always have a support system with the Medill mafia.

How can your industry be more inclusive and representative of society?

My industry can teach how it is okay to be different. You do not have to follow the typical or traditional way of working in the news industry to get where you want.

How have your identities influenced the way you navigate your professional career?

As a Black journalist, I make sure I am not put in a box.

What advice do you have for someone considering Medill?

Medill is a great school to prepare you for where you want to be.