ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Post-Dispatch is featuring many local television news anchors, meteorologists, and reporters in a series of reports on their website and in print. The latest broadcaster to make the list is FOX 2’s Jasmine Huda.
You may have seen Jasmine on television or read her bio on FOX2Now.com but this profile offers much more than her resume and a list of her latest reports. It goes all the way back to high school and what motivated Jasmine to go into journalism.
Most broadcast television reporters hop from small market to larger markets. Jasmine’s path started at the top with a post at National Public Radio and then FOX News.
A presentation about physics at Ladue Horton Watkins High School got rave reviews from her teacher. It wasn’t the content in the report getting the praise. It was a dynamic video presentation.
Huda was also a part of her high school’s debate team. One of her favorite events was “radio news speaking.” She researched why people emphasized words and storytelling. She won the state championship in her senior year.
Huda studied political science at the University of Michigan. She excelled during the first two years but was searching for something more by her junior year. The university did not have a broadcast news department. So, she reached out to the local National Public Radio affiliate for an internship and she got the job.
After college, she got another internship at the National Public Radio’s headquarters in Washington DC. That eventually led to a job at FOX News.
Huda eventually moved back to Missouri where she found an on-air position at a television station in Springfield, Missouri. That let to several on-air opportunities in St. Louis where you can see her today.
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