CNBC’s Tausche on having plugged-in sources and multiple chargers
Elana Lyn Gross of Forbes.com interviewed CNBC reporter Kayla Tausche about his she does her job covering the intersection of government and business.
Here is an excerpt:
Gross: What is your best advice for someone who hopes to be an on-air journalist?
Tausche: Become an expert and build a network. News unfolds in a matter of seconds — you won’t have time to bone up on information before being asked to comment on it, and having knowledgeable contacts to help put things in context is critical. Five close, plugged-in sources who will respond to you at a moment’s notice are more valuable than 50 who are out of the loop.
Gross: What are the most important characteristics someone needs to have to be successful in your role?
Tausche: It helps to be organized and to be an expert multi-tasker — two areas where I’m still a work-in-progress. Being able to juggle the 30-second news hit with five minutes notice and the long-form documentary a year in the making is essential.
Also, always have multiple phone and computer chargers on-hand!
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