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Hey!

I'm Giselle... a journalist, host, and master's student at The University of Alabama. When I'm not reporting local news or creating entertainment content, you can probably find me rewatching my favorite films with a Diet Coke in hand (this isn't an ad, but it should be). I'm on the hunt for a post-grad job, so if you're hiring, interested in my work, or just want to connect, feel free to shoot me an email or get in touch on social media!

 giselleahood@gmail.com

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My Story

I grew up in a small town in northwest Indiana, and from as early as I can remember, I've loved two things: writing and being on camera. Maria Menounos was my idol. I could spend hours watching her on the big screen before a movie, talking about the latest entertainment news. In grade school, I started putting together magazines about my favorite celebrities and handing them out to my classmates at recess. I joined the newspaper during my sophomore year of high school and quickly realized my passion for storytelling, eventually becoming a sports and music editor. So, when I started contemplating my college major and my parents suggested journalism, it was a no-brainer.

 

While studying at The University of Alabama, I searched for a more specific way to apply my interests. The answer came during a broadcast performance class my second year. Part of our grade included reporter practice at WVUA 23, a local news station that happened to be in the legendary Bryant-Denny Football Stadium. It was one of those "aha" moments. As soon as I entered the studio and stood in front of the cameras, I knew broadcasting was it for me. 

The next semester, I began my internship at WVUA 23 as an editing intern and worked my way up to on-air reporting. After finishing my undergraduate degree, I accepted my dream internship with NBC 4 in Los Angeles. I spent the Summer of 2023 on the Universal Studios backlot learning from top anchors and reporters in the industry and getting hands-on experience at the Today in LA show. Fall of 2023, I returned to Tuscaloosa to complete my graduate degree and become WVUA 23's weekend anchor.

 

An exciting new project will be filling my last semester at Alabama and I can't wait to announce it soon. For now, make sure to check out my portfolio page for an updated resume, professional writing samples, and my reporter/anchor reels. Or sort through my personal blog, where I share the latest in entertainment and lifestyle content. I'm on the search for a post-grad job and would love to hear from you!

Contact

For business inquiries or job opportunities, please contact me through email.

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