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Kristine Bellino

Jackson, Mississippi

mom, @WJTV #NexstarMedia, @USAF vet, Tweets, photos my own; RTs not things w which I agree but instead find thought-provoking

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Mom, USAF Veteran, Journalist WJTV (Nexstar/Media General: Jackson, Mississippi); News Anchor, Digital Managing Editor, Bureau Chief WIBX (Townsquare Media: Utica, New York)

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first official (i.e. paid) job as a journalist was with KBVO in Austin, Texas. I took a job as a receptionist to get my foot in the door.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

My first typewriter was an IBM Selectric (III, I think).

How is social media changing news?

The amount of information available increases the need for patience and fact-checking in news gathering. I hope that it is making us smarter.