Jen Lada

Sports Anchor and Feature Reporter, WITI-TV (Milwaukee, WI)

While Johnston Hall will always be close to my heart, it wasn’t always close to my home. The further I got in my Marquette journey, the farther I got from the actual building. Only noteworthy because I was always checking out media equipment and lugging it back to my increasingly distant dwellings. The cameras, tripods, lights, etc., challenged my physical strength and balance. Now I wonder if the tools of the trade were purposefully cumbersome –representing the heavy responsibility we have as journalists. Those loads strengthened my shoulders, thickened my skin and, in a way, prepared me for success and survival.

 

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