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    Specs Grad Spotlight: WJBK FOX2 Grads

    Posted by Abby Cook on Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Specs Grad Spotlight


    Anywhere you go in the media industry you are bound to run into a Specs Howard graduate. This was definitely the case when the Specs Howard Street Team decided to visit WJBK FOX 2. Take some time out of your day to watch these short videos that highlight where these grads are now and how Specs Howard helped them get there. If you listen closely, we are sure you will get some wonderful advice from these hard workers. 

    Al Johnson started at Specs Howard as an adult. Although he was a bit apprehensive about going back to school at first, after starting the program he realized he made the right choice. Now Al is always on the move as the News Planning Editor at WJBK FOX 2 Detroit.


    Rick Kinstle traveled all the way from Jackson, Michigan to come to Specs Howard back in the day. He now is the Technical Director and Audio Engineer at FOX 2 Detroit, but he has worked in nearly every side of the business. He reminds us that when working in the media industry that you are part of the team and nothing is below you. 


    Cynthia Johnson admits that her first couple of months as a student was a bit difficult but because of the wonderful instructors, she finished strong! Watch this video to learn more about Cynthia's job as an Assignment Editor and Producer. She also gives some insight to what character traits a person wanting to get started in the industry must have.



    As we mentioned earlier, Specs grads are everywhere and each one has some great advice for anybody in this great industry. What can we take away from all of these videos? Don't let anything hold you back. If your goal is to be like one of these great grads, make sure to really take their advice to heart. Remember, grow a thick skin; nothing is below you, you are a part of the team; and most importantly, don't let anything get in the way of furthering your education.


    Stay tuned for Part 2 of the WJBK FOX 2 Specs Grad Spotlight!


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