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Anthony Ferretti

Multimedia Journalist
Anthony Ferretti

My favorite thing about being a journalist is being able to build relationships with people in the community and telling their stories. I grew up watching Dick Johnson and Allison Rosati on NBC5 Chicago and Dan Roan on WGN. Seeing them reporting on TV was interesting and I pictured myself being in their shoes one day.

Journalists play an important role in the community. We keep everyone informed by reporting on the issues that matter in addition to telling both sides of a story. While the audience associates the station with their reporters/anchors, those who work behind the scenes are just as important to help build relationships with our community and our clients.

I enjoy walking outside, watching sports, and hanging out with friends. I know it sounds cliché but my friends and family are the most important people in my life. Those in my family are my biggest supporters because they are with me through the ups and downs. My friends are also important because they are there to keep me positive. My mom, dad, and younger brother Rocco are the biggest influences in my life because they have been with me since the start and support me through thick and thin.

TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I've had five wisdom teeth pulled.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DRINK: Raspberry Iced Tea

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DINNER ENTREE: Penne Alla Vodka

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESSERT: Concrete Mixer with Reese's Cups

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY AND WHY: Christmas because I get to spend quality time with both sides of my family.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON AND WHY: Probably spring because it's when the warm weather begins to roll in. Anytime it's sunny and in the 70s is the ideal weather for me.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT: Ice Hockey

NAME THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES: Miracle, Whiplash, Talladega Nights.

WHAT IS THE MOST DARING THING YOU’VE DONE: I've gone zip lining in the Dominican Republic.

Education
  • Illinois State University 21' - B.A. in Journalism and Spanish minor
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