Ben Tracy

Correspondent, CBS News (Los Angeles, CA)

My very first day of freshman year, in my very first broadcasting class, the professor told us this: ‘Of the 30 of you in this room, only three will end up with jobs in the business.’ I thought that was needlessly discouraging for day one. However, it did light a fire in me to be one of the three. My Marquette experience made that happen. My professors taught me that good and concise writing or smooth delivery was not enough. Part of professional success is doing it ethically and with a firm commitment to the truth.


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