Taylor A. Bishop talks with Matt Goldberg, managing editor at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles and vice president of the IRE Board of Directors.
Bishop: What do you do as a managing editor in news?
Goldberg: I do somewhere around six hours of news a day. In addition, I also oversee our investigative unit, which is made up of about 12 people.
Q: How did you get into journalism?
A: I got into journalism in college. I went to Arizona State, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. At first I didn’t have a drive for news; I wanted to do production. But as I was interning with a local ABC affiliate, I fell in love with the investigative unit. I turned that internship into a job.
Q: What is your favorite part of your current job?
A: Learning. I’m constantly learning about the world and learning about different types of people. That is the most rewarding part for me.
Q: What are you excited to learn at this year’s CAR Conference?
A: These conferences are the only conferences where you can leave and get real tangibles. Others are great for networking, but with CAR and IRE (conferences) you get skills you can use for a lifetime.
Q: If you could give advice to your younger self, what would it be?
A: I would tell myself, keep believing in yourself and keep learning. Everyone you meet has something to teach you. Everyone in your life has something to teach you. And as a reporter, your job is to get that information out of them.
Taylor Bishop is a 2016 CAR Conference Knight Scholar and a student at Florida A&M University.
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