Brianna Foster selected for national diversity fellowship

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 6:00pm

Brianna Foster, a senior broadcasting journalism/news-ed major, is among a select group of students chosen for a fellowship program to increase diversity in the broadcast news industry.

The Capitol Broadcasting Company’s WRAL-TV (ABC) in Raleigh, N.C., and the University of North Carolina will work with only 12 top students who are finishing their programs and pursuing broadcast careers as reporters, videographers, editors, producers or directors.

This year’s CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship Program runs March 12-16.

During the five-day workshop CBC-UNC Diversity Fellows will have the opportunity to produce reports and newscasts in WRAL-TV’s state-of-the-art facility, create clips for their professional reels and make invaluable industry contacts.

The highly competitive fellowship includes a stipend to cover travel, meal and lodging expenses while they participate in the program.

Foster, a native of Omaha, Neb., is a first-generation student. She is an ambassador for Collegebound Nebraska, an organization that ensures Nebraska students have access to the tools they need to make higher education a reality. 

She is a member of Cather Circle, the National Association of Black Journalists, the University Program Council and the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society executive board.

Foster will graduate in May.