Dear listeners, for today's show, I have with my colleague, Mary Laney. She has been a radio TV reporter for many years. Mary, welcome to our show.
It's a pleasure to be here.
Would you please tell our listeners who most influenced your decision to become a reporter?
Both my parents had a great influence upon my choices of work. Instead of trying to pick out a job for me, they helped me learn those things that led me to it.
How did they do that?
My father always told me that an education was one of the greatest advantages I could have, one that would always stay with me. He used to tell me that readers were leaders, and encouraged me to read all I could. As a result, I've always kept up with the newspapers, faithfully read news magazines and learned to really enjoy books, all of which have been an invaluable help to me in radio and television reporting.
What about your mother?
Well, my mother helped me in a much different way.