Caleigh Bourgeois is fascinated by almost everything and always asks questions. She decided to turn these pushy qualities into a career and has been pursuing journalism ever since.
Going into her senior year at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Caleigh has participated in a number of extracurricular activities and internships. Recently, she completed a news internship at NBC’s “Today” show in New York. Her daily duties included everything from assisting in editing, story writing, shooting video and the occasional coffee run.
With passions for writing and meeting new people, Caleigh loves reporting and has created dozens of television news packages for Athens, Ohio, PBS affiliate, WOUB News. She also anchors and produces nightly newscasts and creates multimedia web stories for WOUB.
Caleigh has also interned with WLWT, the NBC affiliate station in Cincinnati, where she shadowed reporters, edited video and wrote web stories. She also served as an online video producer for Ohio University’s Communications and Marketing Department, hosting, writing and editing web shorts.
In her spare time, Caleigh enjoys adventures of any kind, running and biking.
Along with her journalism major, Caleigh takes many history classes, a subject she has always been enamored with. She hopes to report on the major historical events of her generation, from all areas of the globe.
WASHINGTON – Rarely does one see the creator of “Star Wars,” an opera star and a sportswriter in the same room. What makes it even rarer is when that room is in the White House. Filmmaker George Lucas, opera diva Renée Flemingand sportswriter Frank Deford were three of 24 recipients of the 2012 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals. The medals were awarded Wednesday at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House by President Barack Obama. First lady Michelle Obama attended.
WASHINGTON – On the same day the Senate passed an immigration reform bill, a small group of House Republicans voiced concerns over border security problems.
Republican members of the House Subcommittee on National Security on Oversight and Government Reform brought up numerous concerns for border patrol executives about a new report and border security in general at a hearing Thursday. The Government Accountability Office testified about a report, also released Thursday, that said a $1 billion tax-funded border security program had failed. The Secure Border Initiative Network used technology to create a so-called “virtual fence.” Deemed a failure four years after it began, the program was shut down in 2011. “I know you can never satisfy any government agency’s appetite for money or land, but I’m really skeptical as to whether we can officially and effectively spend all the money we’re throwing at this effort,” Rep. John J. Duncan, R-Tenn., said. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the subcommittee chair, said his main concern is that border agents do not track immigrants and international visitors when they leave the United States.
WASHINGTON – In a day full of discrimination decisions, the Supreme Court sent an affirmative action case back to a lower court and ruled on a critical aspect of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The court did not decide whether the University of Texas at Austin acted unconstitutionally in using race as a factor for admissions, leaving the debate over affirmative action unresolved. Justices said that the university must prove to an appeals court that using affirmative action in its admissions process achieves educational benefits from diversity. Essentially, the school must define its criteria for using affirmative action before a decision can be reached. “The particular admissions process used for this objective is subject to judicial review.