Aaron Thomas, WRAL TV reporter
When a pivot during college sent him on a track from studying political science to broadcast journalism, Aaron Thomas already had an idea of where the best place to be a TV reporter might be: at WRAL, the local news station he grew up watching. Having now been a reporter at a few other local new stations outside of North Carolina, Thomas now has an even greater appreciation for the Triangle market he gets to cover.
We talked to him about the journey to television, where Raleigh ranks as a place to be a news reporter and what a year of covering protests and pandemic events--all while adapting to safety precautions that kept him out of studio and away from photographers--and what the morale is in the news industry these days. We also asked about the best ways to eat thin mints and where social media fits in his work-life balance. Aaron is such a positive, upbeat spirit--it's hard not to come away from a conversation with him smiling!
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