If you begin interning in TV news at age 13, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll be working in the business some day. “ABC World News” weekend anchor David Muir talks with TVGuide’s Stephan Battaglio about his very early start in the business:
Muir: I was a 12-year-old kid who wrote to the local news guy. And he wrote back to me: “competition in television news is keen, but there is always room for the right person.” Ten years later I was sharing the anchor desk with him in my hometown, Syracuse. I was 21. I don’t know whom I thought I was fooling, but they gave me the job. I started interning at 13 years old. They used to have a growth chart on the wall of the station — they made fun of me over how much I’d grown and how much my voice had dropped from summer to summer.