Melissa Brunner; Principal for a Day

WIBW reporter, Melissa Brunner, was principal for the day at Topeka High.

Brunner started her journalism career in college and encourages young women who are passionate,to pursue journalism as well.

Brunnerworks as a reporter on WIBW and helps alongside her colleagues with being able to talk to the community and said it is one of her favorite parts about the job.

Brunner said the job takes a lot of responsibility to carry integrity, empathy, and keep all opinions unbiased.

“That’s what you need to keep in mind when you are reporting an issue, is that you are going to have to look that person in the face the next day and if you feel comfortable with the fact that you have treated that person with respect and fairness then you have done your job well.”