About Me

Hello, my name is Kayla Key and I am a Digital Video Producer.

I graduated from Hampton University on May 13, 2018 with a BA in Journalism. While at Hampton University, I was a contributing writer for the Hampton Script newspaper, HerCampus, and produced the sports block for the on-campus newscast-WHOV News Watch. I was also a member of the women's track and field team, and received All-MEAC Athletic and Academic honors all four years.

After graduating from HU, I worked as a production intern at the Pennsylvania Cable Network in Mechanicsburg, PA. At PCN, I worked on an initiative called CIVICS101 that is now incorporated in the teaching of US civics to students in public schools across Pennsylvania.

I also coordinated commercial breaks during the Pennsylvania high school championships (track and field, lacrosse, and baseball) while at PCN.

 

​After my internship, I worked as a production assistant at Cortina Productions in McLean, VA. Cortina Productions is a creative media design and production company that specializes in the museum field. While at Cortina, I worked on the National Soccer Hall of Fame museum project. 

Between 2019 - 2021, I worked at C-Span a studio technician. I operated the robotic and non-robotic cameras for taped and live productions. While at C-Span, I experienced 2 State of the Unions, the midterm elections and the 2020 presidential election and inauguration. I also help cover memorial events like 9/11, the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, the deconstruction of the Berlin wall, etc. 

While at C-Span, I earned her Masters in Professional Studies in journalism from Georgetown University on May 16, 2020.

While at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies, I took classes ranging from; Ethics in Journalism, Photo and Video Storytelling, Reporting and News Writing, Digital Essentials, Data Reporting, Visual Communications, Political Reporting, Entrepreneurial Journalism, Audio Storytelling, and Capstone.

I currently work for TEGNA as a Digital Video Producer. In this role, I creates and edits made-for-platform videos, execute multi-platform content plans for major events and projects, and help stations find and share the best content across TEGNA platforms.

WHOV TV
WHOV TV

This picture was taken during the preproduction set-up of our student-run newscast. I (left) was setting up a microphone for one of our anchors, Leslie Delasbour (right). Delasbour is now an anchor in Florida.

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Organization Fair - HU
Organization Fair - HU

This picture was taken at a campus organization fair at Hampton University. I was representing the Golden Key National Honor Society with my fellow member.

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Mistress of Ceremonies
Mistress of Ceremonies

I had the pleasure of serving as the Mistress of Ceremonies at the Hampton University athletic awards banquet in April 2018

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WHOV TV
WHOV TV

This picture was taken during the preproduction set-up of our student-run newscast. I (left) was setting up a microphone for one of our anchors, Leslie Delasbour (right). Delasbour is now an anchor in Florida.

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Gettysburg Battle Walks
Gettysburg Battle Walks

This picture was taken in Gettysburg, PA at the Gettysburg Battle Walk reenactment. We were recording our tour guide as we walked the path of previous soldiers.

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Revere Tavern
Revere Tavern

This week on Keystone Cuisine, we went to the Revere Tavern in Paradise, PA. In this picture, my coworker and I were preparing the light kits for our interview with the owner of the restaurant.

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Camera Woman
Camera Woman

This picture was taken at the Pennsylvania boys and girls lacrosse state championship in West Chester, PA. I was in charge of manning the announcers camera during the games.

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Gettysburg Battle Walks
Gettysburg Battle Walks

This picture was taken in Gettysburg, PA at the Gettysburg Battle Walk reenactment. We were recording our tour guide as we walked the path of previous soldiers.

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April 2020 in the control room
April 2020 in the control room

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Haben Girma
Haben Girma

The first deaf-blind person to graduate Harvard Law, Habin Girma, joined us for an episode on our After Words series to discuss her book release.

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Thanksgiving Day 2019
Thanksgiving Day 2019

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April 2020 in the control room
April 2020 in the control room

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Final Capstone Class
Final Capstone Class

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New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation

This picture was taken at the new student orientation. This was our very first day at Georgetown. We started together, and we ended together.

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Class Trip to the White House
Class Trip to the White House

My professor, Jeff Mason, Reuters White House Correspondent, took our Political Reporting class to the White House and gave us a tour of the Press Pool.

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Final Capstone Class
Final Capstone Class

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