Diane Jeanty is a television journalism major at West Virginia University minoring in American politics and policy. With her background, she hopes to be a political correspondent for a major news network.
During her time at WVU, Diane has worked as a contributor for the WV Uncovered project, producing multimedia pieces for The Pocahontas County Times and The Journal in Martinsburg, WV. She also worked on the news staff for WWVU-FM U-92, and interned for WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, MD.
Currently, she serves as a student ambassador for the School of Journalism and is the president of the WVU’s student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, the only chapter in the state of WV. She also founded the organization’s online diversity magazine, Multiplicity Magazine.
Diane is originally from Frederick, Maryland, and is set to graduate in May 2014. This summer she will be interning for NPR’s National Desk in Washington, D.C. and will blog about her experiences on this website.