I’ve had the chance to shadow reporters at the station lately, which has given me a clearer picture of what the job involves. I also helped out one reporter with some investigative work that involved sifting through non-profit tax statements. I actually quite enjoy document-based research, because some ways that’s one of the most important duties a reporter can have — wading through obscure facts to get the story out to the public in a clear and straightforward way.

In the meantime, here are a few more stories I’ve reported and written for KSL as an intern. Governor Herbert signed a bill that gives Utah the nation’s longest waiting period for abortions:

And here’s a little piece about Salt Lake City’s newest mall — one of only two in the world with retractable roofs:

I also contributed the “Leap Babies” part of this series on leap day: a Utah woman gave birth to three children on consecutive leap days — the only other woman known to have accomplished this gave birth to her last child in Sweden, in the 70s. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=19414929