Kia Baskerville

TV News Producer

How to Become A: Producer & Director


Watch Kia Baskerville, CBS News Special Events Producer, discuss her role in planning and organizing coverage of Presidential television appearances for the five major broadcast networks—ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and NBC. As a member of the White House Press Corp, she divides her time between the CBS Washington Bureau and the White House Press Suite. On September 11, 2001, she was put charge of press pool coverage and accompanied President Bush aboard Air Force One on his trip to Florida. In vivid detail, Kia relives her role on the infamous day that began with a routine education event and ended with her in the Oval Office counting the President down before his address to the American people that evening.

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