Media Production students visit local ABC affiliate, WJLA-TV

Students go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the studio and gain career advice

by David Miller

Media Production students visit local ABC affiliate, WJLA-TV

A group of 18 Media Production students recently had the inspiring opportunity to visit the local ABC affiliate, WJLA-TV, in Arlington, VA, and gain, for many, a firsthand understanding of the broadcast news business. During the tour, they watched 7News Live at 4 pm with anchors Megan Clark and Victoria Sanchez and got a behind-the-scenes look from inside the Control Room. They received career advice from Sonia Dasgupta, an award-winning multimedia journalist and assistant News Director.  This tour, typically organized by concentration coordinator David Miller in various production courses, including Broadcast Journalism and Multicamera Studio Production course, was made possible by Bonnie Wood, the Community/Public Affairs Director of 7News On Your Side/WJLA 24/7News.