January 4th, 2008
01:26 AM ET

Late Night!

Most of us on the CNN Student News staff were here well past midnight on Thursday, covering the Iowa caucuses.  It reminded me of the night of the 2004 presidential election, when I left at around 4:00 a.m. and was one of the first ones out!

It's part of the challenge of TV journalism, though.  You never know when you'll find yourself assigned to late-breaking stories, overnight shifts (I once worked from 10pm-8am for seven months), or weekend call-ins that put your plans on the back burner.  On the plus side, you're always learning something new, and you get the chance to share that with people all around the world.  It's a career that's both easy and necessary to love.

Filed under: Behind the scenes
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. michele

    you guys have a year in review news quiz but did you do a show on it? Here in florida we are only now returning after our holiday break and I like to start the semester out with a news quiz on the past years top stories in my world history class. Can I download previous shows? THANKS!

    January 6, 2008 at 8:06 pm |
  2. Jeff DeHayes, Web Producer

    Hey there! "Web guy" here...

    Watching past episodes of CNN Student News is easy. Just visit our archive page (http://www.cnn.com/LIVING/studentnews/quick.guide/archive/) and select the program you want. You can read the transcript or click the "video" tab to watch the video for that show.

    Hope that helps!

    January 7, 2008 at 9:15 pm |
  3. chris

    this is a great web show for students at school

    January 7, 2008 at 11:27 pm |
  4. jefra

    i like it too...

    January 9, 2008 at 11:39 pm |
  5. hannah

    COOL!! 🙂

    January 10, 2008 at 6:53 pm |
  6. zachery

    They should pay us because we are going to payed in the future

    January 24, 2008 at 11:03 am |