Last week was a crazy week for me. Wednesday morning Haiti suddenly became my “beat.” My editor assigned me any and every story about Haiti. It was overwhelming at first but I knew I had a great opportunity on my hands.
My first article on Haiti was about a local woman who lost an orphan she was in the process of adopting. The building collapsed on the four-year-old child as she was leaving the building.
Because of my Haiti beat, I had my byline on the front page of the paper three days in a row. It is exciting to know that hundreds of thousands of people are reading my stories. I had two women, one from Iowa and one from Ohio, contact me about my article. The response I received is better than I could asked for. But it’s off to write more about Haiti. Keep up with me and my articles at www.knoxnews.com.