Kyle Inskeep ’12
Kyle Inskeep ’12 graduated from Butler as a recipient of an NBC News Tim Russert Fellowship, which earned him a one-year salaried position in the network’s Washington, DC bureau.
During that year, he worked stints with NBC’s political reporting unit, "The Nightly News", filled in as a White House Pool Producer (filing reports to the media when access to the President is limited), worked the red carpet to interview celebrities the night of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and put in time behind the scenes at “Meet the Press.”
“It’s incredible to see how much work goes into a show that’s only one hour,” he said. “On Friday nights, you’re there until almost midnight, and then you’re there at Saturday at 9:00 a.m. And then you might have to be back the next day at 4:00 a.m. But that’s the level of work that’s required at the network level.”
Inskeep is working his way to the level. In August 2013, he joined WTWO in Terre Haute, Indiana, as a reporter and weekend anchor. Then in early May 2015, he moved back to Indianapolis to be a reporter at WXIN (Channel 59).
Inskeep said he sees the benefits of his Butler education every day.
“At Butler, writing was everywhere,” he said, crediting College of Communication Professor Scott Bridge as being particularly influential. “In journalism classes, in your core classes, you’re always writing. One of the things my bosses will say to me is, ‘Your writing is really good. You’re writing to the video. You’re writing to what viewers are seeing.’ That’s because at Butler, we’re writing all the time. They teach you the fundamentals that you need.”