Off Air: My Journey to the Anchor Desk

Off Air: My Journey to the Anchor Desk


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Hit the gas pedal with your career!

Sheba Turk is an anchorwoman like no other. Strong and capable, she forged a path to her successful career with perseverance and hard work. She seized the opportunities given to her and overcame enormous obstacles along the way. In her timely and moving book, Turk shows us that we, too, can smooth that bumpy path using the wisdom earned in the early stages of her own career. She covers topics ranging from mentorship to establishing your own brand.

Off Air is perfect for anyone starting out on their own career path, particularly in media journalism or entertainment, or anyone interested in how to overcome their own obstacles, wherever their adventure may begin.

A forward by Turk's mentor, Soledad O'Brien brings this journey full circle and adds an extra level of inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455623914
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 523,572
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 13

Career Timeline 17

1 Throwing It Al the Way Back 21

2 Decisions, Decisions, Decisions 35

3 Getting through Rough Spots 41

4 Interning at CNN 49

5 Interning at a Local News Station 63

6 It Takes More Than Skills! 75

7 Mentoring 83

8 Landing the First Job 89

9 Moving beyond the First Job 97

10 "Are You the News Lady?" 105

11 Set Yourself up for More Opportunity: Be Present, Be Productive, and Be Positive 115

12 Being a Reporter 125

13 Get a Life! 139

14 Forget the Joneses 145

15 Hosting My Own Show 149

16 At the Anchor Desk 161

17 Being a Woman in the Industry 177

18 Paying It Forward 181

19 Success? 187

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