NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - The girls of Bishop Kearney High School in Brooklyn get up extra early every morning to come to WBKS, their TV studio. The television club has been around for 21 years providing the school with the latest news. As the years went by, their equipment has become outdated.
Recently, the students made a trip to our studios and got to see what it takes to get a show on the air. Their dedication, willingness to learn and grow caught the attention of 21st Century Fox, Fox 5's parent company, which stepped in and purchased new equipment and with the help of Fox 5 News built the school a brand-new studio.
The equipment was installed in November. A month later the girls were trained and finally on January 15 they presented their first live show.
How was it learning all this new equipment?
"It was difficult at first we were lucky enough to have the wonderful people from Fox coming in and sitting down with us and explaining everything to us," said Emily Missud, senior content manager.
"Now we have equipment here that could rival any college university," said Dr. Margaret Minson, president of the school. "And our women are learning how -- again through the generosity of Fox -- they're learning how to use it."
With state-of-the-art equipment, these future reporters, anchors, producers, and technical directors already have plans to branch out and give their viewers more.
"Tremendous the way they work the audio boards, and the cameras, and the anchors," said Lew Leone, the vice president and general manager of Fox 5. "You can see there's a real collaboration of the students. I think that's the benefit with a program like this."