We had an early Christmas present recently, as three-time Emmy Award winner Jane Hanson visited New York Film Academy’s Battery Park campus to meet with our Broadcast Journalism students. Jane brought along samples of her primetime reporting, drawn from her WNBC-TV series Jane’s New York.
The students were fascinated by the “behind the scenes” stories of how Jane put together these exciting programs. (One involved Jane recording a “stand-up” sitting in a chair bolted to a piece of plywood, hanging out the window of an office at 30 Rockefeller Center. It was an amazing shot!) Still, they appreciated even more Jane’s insights into real-world Broadcast Journalism, and the struggle many women often have finding a balance between family and a successful television career.
We’re deeply indebted to Jane Hanson for taking time out of her busy schedule to visit NYFA. Thanks Jane!