WATCH: Take your kids to work day at WTOP

WTOP welcomed the next generation into the newsroom Thursday, as part of Take Your Kids to Work Day.

Children of WTOP employees got a look at the studios, participated in fun activities, had a pizza party and heard from some of the best journalists in the D.C. region.

The kids even put together their own newscast on the experience.

“Today is Take Your Kids to Work day, and we all got to learn all about WTOP and how it works,” one of the kids said to start the newscast.

They even incorporated parts of WTOP newscasts into their own.

“I’m Linus Roch, WTOP News. Coming up, after traffic and weather, we’re gonna eat pizza!”

For their newscast, the kids interviewed WTOP employees to figure out how the operation works. WTOP associate producer, reporter and “DMV Download” podcast host Luke Garrett spoke to the kids.

“It was cool to see my co-workers as parents, not just co-workers. A lot of these people have kids; they have whole families, so it was cool seeing them being with their families,” Garrett said.

And who knows, maybe some of the kids will be putting together professional newscasts of their own one day.

Thomas Robertson

Thomas Robertson is an Associate Producer and Web Writer/Editor at WTOP. After graduating in 2019 from James Madison University, Thomas moved away from Virginia for the first time in his life to cover the local government beat for a small daily newspaper in Zanesville, Ohio.

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