Meet The 9-Year-Old Journalist Breaking Homicide Stories Before The Media Do
Reporter Hilde Kate Lysiak got a tip off that there was heavy police activity on a street near to her house last Saturday afternoon.
Like any journalist would, she grabbed a pen, notepad and camera, posted something online and beat all her local competitors to the big scoop, with this headline: “EXCLUSIVE: MURDER ON NINTH STREET!”
This didn’t only beat the local daily paper, but she also managed to grab a short video from the crime scene. By Monday morning she was back in school. She’s only nine.
Some people say that journalism has no future, but Hilde is certainly proving them wrong.
She runs the Orange Street News, which focuses on goings-on in her local community of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
The OSN has covered a variety of topics in the past, but this murder was definitely Hilde’s biggest scoop yet.
It seems the youngster got the reporting bug from her father who’s an author and former New York Daily News reporter who took Hilde to his newsroom and to stories he covered around New York, The Washington Post reports.