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Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 01:11

ABC anchors to share experiences, advice

Photo provided by Priority One

MINGLING. Katie McCall and Elissa Rivas from Houston’s ABC 13, will be be on campus to share their experiences covering the 2012 election and provide a firsthand perspective of the journalism field.

NewsABC anchors to share experiences, advice

Photo provided by Priority One

MINGLING. Katie McCall and Elissa Rivas from Houston’s ABC 13, will be be on campus to share their experiences covering the 2012 election and provide a firsthand perspective of the journalism field.

Two ABC 13 news anchors/reporters will be making a guest appearance tonight as SHSU Priority One hosts its semiannual “Mingling with the Media”.


Elissa Rivas and Katie McCall will be be on campus to share their experiences covering the 2012 election and provide a firsthand perspective of the journalism field.


During the second segment of the program, students will have a chance to ask questions of Rivas and McCall, which are to be submitted before the start of the program.


A reception will be held at six before the program begins, and will have free food and free shirts for the first 50 students who come.


Rivas expressed her excitement at the opportunity to come to SHSU to share with students.

“Students at the college level are those coming up next in the field,” Rivas said. “They want to know what it’s like to have a job in media since it is an ever changing experience. This is not only an exciting opportunity for college students to learn, but for myself to be able to share my experiences with the next generation.”


According to ABC 13’s website, Rivas anchors the weekend morning broadcasts, as well as continuing to cover stories. She has received the regional and national RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for her coverage of a child abduction and murder in El Paso.


She has also received a National Communicator Award of Distinction and a first place award in Serious Feature reporting from the Texas Associated Press for her documentation of teenage alcohol and substance abuse.


Rivas graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in communications and political science.

According to ABC 13’s website, McCall also anchors the weekend morning news and covers news stories. She has worked to have an award winning career and has received two Associated Press awards and was named “best local TV news reporter” by the Houston Press in 2004.


McCall graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a BA in English and Spanish.


The program will be held in the Dan Rather building room 125 and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Seating for 75 is available with standing room left over.


Priority One is the on-campus public relations firm that is run by students who want to pursue a field in public relations. Their sponsor is Peter Roussel, Warner Endowed Chair and Advisor in the college of Mass Communications

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