Abby Grimmett is in her fourth semester at the State Capitol News Bureau. During the 2010 Legislative Session, she is primarily producing "Jeff City Journal," which is a weekly statewide PBS broadcast detailing legislative activities. During the 2009 legislative session, she served as KMOX Fellow, managing the newsroom and acting as an editor for Broadcast 1 students.
Abby spent the summer of 2009 living and working in London, England. She interned for the London bureau of CBS News, while taking classes at Imperial College. She hopes someday to return overseas as a foreign corespondent.
Abby also reports weekly for KOMU TV-8, Mid-Missouri's NBC Affiliate. Abby has also worked for a campus-run online newspaper, CAFNR CornerPost, for two semesters and was the public affairs intern with a major agricultural organization involving magazine writing, general public relations work, as well as presenting leadership sessions for young students in agriculture.
Abby grew up on a farm in northeast Missouri near Paris. She is now a Senior at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, completing her fourth semester in the broadcast sequence. Abby is also furthering her agriculture knowledge by pursuing a minor in Agricultural Economics.
Whenever she can spare the time, Abby enjoys reading, painting, watching "The Office," and cheering for the Missouri Tigers football team.
Abby also blogs weekly. To become a follower of her journalism reflection blog, click here.