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My Defining Moment (LinkedIn Post)

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I’m an Emmy® Award-winning journalist with extensive experience working in fast-paced and aggressive newsrooms.

Some of the notable stories I’ve covered include the COVID-19 pandemic, the Flint Water Crisis in Michigan, natural disasters, and the trial that sought justice for Aniya Day-Garrett, a 4-year-old girl murdered by her mother and her mother’s boyfriend near Cleveland, Ohio.

I caught the “news bug” during elementary school. A friend and I created the school’s first news show titled “KidsChat”. My life changed after anchors from my hometown station, WCCO-TV, accepted an invitation to see the finished product.

Throughout middle school and high school I was honored to participate in several professional journalism projects including the Urban Journalism Workshop organized by the Twin Cities Association of Black Journalists and The University of St. Thomas, and the teen-magazine show "Whatever" which aired on KARE-TV.

Those early experiences showed me the power of television-- the power of storytelling.

I believe in hard work, team work and never giving up on the pursuit of truth. Personal and professional integrity drive my actions, and I’m honored to be able to inspire the next generation of storytellers.

Angela Cochran Photography

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