On Tuesday, October 29, Jovana Lara, a general assignment reporter, weekend evening anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News, and co-host of the half-hour show, Vista L.A., spoke to student journalists from Palos Verdes High School and Peninsula High School.
Since joining ABC7 Eyewitness News in 2000, Lara has won two Emmys for her role as co-host on Vista L.A.; she has also won a previous Emmy for a for a story about a small village near Tijuana washed away in the 1997 mudslides of El Nino.
spoke about effective interviewing techniques.
also had the student journalists come up to the front of the MPR and engage in real-world interviewing scenarios.
PVHS Triton Yearbook Academics and Electives Senior Editor Sarah Schatz (12) and Senior Editor-in-Chief Rose Hayden (12) were asked to recreate a news story and apply the interviewing techniques Lara had outlined.
Although it was difficult to think on my feet, Jovana
helped us in the process by guiding the questions in the right direction.
was an incredible speaker.
shared with us her
insight into the exciting world of live broadcasting.
Jovana also granted Live from 205 reporters Maddy Colli (12) and Mele Ryant (12) an interview.
"As the yearbook adviser, I am grateful for the opportunity extended to our students to meet and engage with Jovana Lara
Jovana Lara at PVHS for Reporting Seminar on October 29th
On Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m., Jovana Lara, currently a general assignment reporter and the weekend evening anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News as well as the co-host of the half-hour show, Vista L.A. will be visiting the campus of Palos Verdes High School for a seminar in reporting.
will address students from both Palos Verdes High School
and Peninsula High School
in a question and answer forum on the topic of "Following a Story" and "The Best Techniques for Capturing a Quality Interview.
Student groups attending from PVHS
will include the Triton yearbook
staff, The Point staff, Open Orchard podcast staff, and Live from 205.
"My plan is to explain how we interview on the job, which skills are important, and then really just open it up to questions.
I find this format to be most helpful to students; it is more interesting to them when I allow them to ask questions" said Lara
Ms. Susan Pavelka, Triton yearbook adviser, met Jovana Lara through volunteer work on the Alumni Board of Directors for Loyola Marymount University.
is so personable.