The Intersection of Business and Politics at FBN

By Dean’s Intern Olivia Tinari at Fox Business Network
Olivia TinariThis past semester, I had the opportunity to work again with the Fox Business Network at their Washington D.C. Bureau on the Assignment Desk. I was honored to be selected again to return to the Fox Business Network as a College Associate after completing a summer internship with both the New York and D.C. Bureaus.

Over the course of the internship, I had the opportunity to once again delve into the business broadcast industry and gain practical experience while interning for one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world. I was mainly involved in covering the intersection of business and politics. This included important and impactful happenings both on the Hill and at the White House. In particular, I was able to provide support and research for reporting on the newly passed Infrastructure Bill, the COP26 conference in Glasgow and the G20 conference in Rome.

Between pitching news stories and providing research, I had the opportunity to work more on the production side this Fall. I was able to log video elements to watch video footage and label content accordingly. I would then plug-in video elements in the iNews rundown using Dalet. I also had the opportunity to assist reporters, producers and editors on news and editorial decisions. The most interesting part of the program was shadowing different editors, producers and reporters on assignment. This gave me the best vision of what it is really like to work at a major news agency.

The FOX internship program as a whole continued to focus on a variety of professional development opportunities. I attended several enriching panels from the sports broadcast industry to the news industry – geared to advancing my knowledge of the industry.

As a key member contributing to the FBN Assignment Desk at the D.C. Bureau, I gained invaluable experience as a working journalist. I am so grateful to the FOX family for giving me the opportunity to work two internships with the expectation of returning, yet again, in January 2022. As a graduating senior in May, I will continue to apply the knowledge I gained at FBN to my impending graduate studies and to my future work in the broadcast news industry.