Maria Molina Interview…

FNC’s Maria Molina is interviewed by Her Campus’ Kelsey Mulvey (via J$)

What was your first entry-level job in your field and how did you get it?

MM: My first entry-level job in my field was a bilingual television meteorologist at AccuWeather in State College, Pennsylvania. I sent them a demo tape of some weathercasts I had previously recorded during college internships. They scheduled an interview and offered me the job shortly after. Working at AccuWeather was a great experience and made me very knowledgeable in different weather events and world geography, two skill sets that I need for my job at Fox News Channel.

What is one thing you wish you knew about your industry when you first started out that you know now?

MM: Many people told me that there was a typical path to follow when trying to become a meteorologist at a national television channel. I was told that I would need to start by working in smaller markets and eventually work my way up to top markets. I believed that for a while, until Fox News offered me my dream job without the conventional path. They believed in my ability, work ethic and weather knowledge, even though I was a young 23 year-old at the time. I learned that there is no exact journey to a dream job [and] that you must create your own path.

3 Responses to “Maria Molina Interview…”

  1. I’m trying not to laugh out loud, and have to explain the two sources of my amusement to the family.

  2. […] People have different formulae for success and one person’s technique does not necessarily have to be the right one. Still, we are tempted to believe whatever advice is dished out to us like Maria did. People kept telling her that getting to be on national television demanded that she started with smaller markets. For a long time, Maria believed her advisors until when at the age of 23 she became the youngest weatherwoman on Fox News. At that point, Maria’s mindset also changed and she now believes we must make our own path as she told Inside Cable News. […]

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