High school senior Kennedy Huff helps host KLRU American Graduate Day

Student Reporting Labs All-Star Kennedy Huff is used to working behind the scenes as a student reporter and videographer. Her role shifted, however, when her local PBS station, KLRU, asked her to help anchor their American Graduate Day.

Snippets from KLRU’s American Graduate Day.

American Graduate Day is a live national, multi-platform broadcast event focusing on the individuals and organizations working in communities across the country to keep students on the path to graduation.

“I was incredibly honored and thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing program. I never thought I would be able to be on live TV at 18 years old,” Huff said.

During rehearsal, she had the opportunity to meet a journalism hero, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post. In 1972, Woodward and his partner Carl Bernstein broke the Watergate scandal story that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.