Full Time: Producer & Grad School

Since this blog has been updated, my life seems like it has gotten a facelift. Nothing is the same… which is great and exciting at the same time!

In May 2016, I graduated from Sacramento State with my Bachelors’ Degree in Journalism.

In October 2016, I started a position as an Associate Producer at KSBW-TV in Salinas, Ca. That same week I started my masters program through Syracuse University online. I am currently studying for my Masters in Communications with a specialization in Journalism Innovation.

Today, I have my hands full finding a balance between those things as I look at what I want the next steps in my career to be.

I will be sharing content on this blog that is created in part with my masters program, as well as anything I feel inclined to write about.

Please feel free to leave comments or feeback on any of my posts.

If you would like to contact me, email is the best: monicadattage@gmail.com



Highs and Lows

The last couple of weeks have sure had their highs and lows.

This past week my paternal grandfather passed away after fighting an off and on illness.

12805923_10204098864231690_8360524576475785442_nI just want to say how thankful I am to have such a great “family” here in Sacramento that has been my rock this past week. I know that where ever I am, I will always have the love and support of these amazing people.

One of the biggest things I got from my grandfather was his stubbornness. The stubbornness to keep my head up and not let things get to me. There will always be people telling you that you won’t make it. Despite this, I am so close to reaching a goal I have had my whole life: To graduate with my bachelor’s degree.┬áIn about 2 months I will be crossing a stage and shaking the hand of my university president; then heading off to where ever my job takes me.

If I didn’t have lows like this I don’t think I would appreciate the highs I get to experience.

There have been numerous highs over the past few weeks that I haven’t had a chance to write about. In some way or another, they revolve around my work with The State Hornet, KCRA or my friends.

This past week I had the opportunity to act as the executive producer for an intern newscast at KCRA and write some great pieces for The State Hornet. I will be writing a piece all about my newscast later this week!

To end this post, I am just going to say “Thank You!” to everyone who has encouraged me, and pushed me to take an opportunity to I didn’t think I was ready for. In the next few weeks I am going to be applying to post-grad jobs; jobs I never would have been able to reach if not for your encouragement.