BACK TO SCHOOL: Former The Cathedral College student Anna Daniels talks to current college students about her journalism career.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Former The Cathedral College student Anna Daniels talks to current college students about her journalism career. Chris Ison Rokctcc

Reporter shares 17 years' experience with students

ANNA Daniels' highlight of her journalistic career to date was the having her first story of Rockhampton air on national television and seeing the audience fall in love with her home town.

The reporter, who has 17 years' experience under her belt, yesterday returned to her home town to visit her old high school to share her knowledge with year 12 students.

Anna said she had fond memories of The Cathedral College and it was the place where she first discovered her love of journalism.

"It's great to be able to give back and it was here where I campaigned to get the English extension classes up and running," Anna said.

"When I was in year 11 there was talk about new English extension classes and I was like, it's got to be here."

As a result the school implemented the program and has since named an academic trophy after her, which is presented to the top student in the English extension course.

Anna said she wanted to tell students to play to their strengths in life as English was always a strength for her and it led her to achieve great things.

"When you excel or really enjoy a subject sometimes you don't really know what the possibilities are, where it might be able to lead you," she said.

"I was originally supposed to be a physio but it didn't work out," she said.

"So I decided to go down the creative path and I don't regret it."

Anna said she loved coming back home as it was the inspiration her first breakthrough moment in journalism.

She will be attending The Cathedral College's awards night on Friday to present her trophy to the recipient.

Career highlights

  • Interviewed actor Russell Crowe
  • Worked on the 7pm Project on Channel 10
  • Journalist for the Queensland Weekender


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