Lethbridge College announces recipient of Troy Reeb Internship
March 16, 2015 – Lethbridge College has chosen this year’s recipient of the Troy Reeb Internship for its new Digital Communications and Media program. Katelyn Wilson, a first-year Digital Communications and Media student, will work alongside the best in the business as she journeys to Toronto and Ottawa in May.
Troy Reeb, a 1988 Broadcast Journalism alumnus, now works as Shaw Media Senior Vice President, Global News and Station Operations.
"I continue to be impressed by the calibre and enthusiasm of applicants, and this year's finalists may have been the strongest yet,” says Reeb. “Many of the previous recipients of this internship are now in the midst of very successful broadcast journalism careers, and Katelyn showed all the hallmarks of being able to follow in their footsteps.”
Reeb, who was named the 2003 Lethbridge College Distinguished Alumnus, adds “Global News is looking forward to hosting this talented and creative student.”
While on the internship, which runs May 3 to 14, Wilson will spend time with the Ottawa news team as they cover Parliament Hill, as well as with the investigative news magazine 16x9, the national Morning Show and in the cut and thrust of big city daily news at Global Toronto.
“I’m honoured for the opportunity - it still feels surreal. I’m grateful that I was chosen because there were many great candidates to choose from who really gave it their all,” says Wilson. “I can’t wait for this opportunity to begin, but I don’t think it will really hit me until I’m there. This is an amazing industry and I can’t wait to get started and make my mark on the world.”
Wilson, who is originally from Waterloo, Ont., and moved to Alberta seven years ago, feels the Digital Communications and Media program is a great fit for her personality and loves the fact that she “gets to tell stories and generate awareness.”
Wilson is the tenth Lethbridge College student to take advantage of this unique internship opportunity. Past winners include Taylor Oseen, who now works at CTV Lethbridge, and Stefanie Dunn, who now works at Global Lethbridge.