Brooke Evans is a journalist based in Washington, D.C. In December 2016, she graduated with a broadcast journalism degree from American University’s School of Communication.
Previously, Brooke interned at NBC Washington, where she supported the digital desk team. Her coverage included local news and entertainment, which was featured on NBCWashington.com. She also used the company’s social media accounts, including Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook live streams, to promote newscasts and other initiatives. For example, Brooke moderated a promotional Facebook Live session with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps’ sister to tease her segment on that evening’s show.
Prior to NBC Washington, Brooke served as an editorial intern for Bethesda Magazine. Aside from researching stories for editors and writers, she wrote stories for the magazine and Bethesda Beat, an online publication.
Delving into her interests in criminal justice, Brooke interned for the Honorable William R. Nicklas, Jr., a circuit court judge in her hometown. In this position, Brooke learned more about the justice system, as she sat in court every day, and she learned how to read and find court documents, skills which were useful to her when covering local news. She also assisted with administrative work, including filing criminal and civil case files and completing foreclosure checklists.
Hailing from the rural town of Mount Airy, Maryland, Brooke moved to Washington, D.C. in 2013 to pursue a degree from a school accredited by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. At AU, Brooke served as the features editor for the online student newspaper, The Eagle. Previously, Brooke was the administration and local news editor and a news assistant.
When not working, she can be found hiking, swimming or cooking.
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