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Juliet Bickford '00

Bill ParksW&L Highlight: One thing that stands out is the 2000 Mock Convention. I was one of the tri-chairs and had worked for more than two years on the convention. I will never forget standing on that stage and making my speech. I was so proud of the entire student body for all their hard work and enthusiasm. I kept thinking, "We really did it! "

Most Memorable Class: Broadcast Reporting. I couldn't wait to do my first package for the Rockbridge Report. I will always be thankful for the guidance of Dr. Artwick and Professor De Maria during those early days of my "career" as a real reporter. Even after all these years, I still remember what they taught me and use it today. And I don't hesitate to call them when I still need some advice.

Current Job: Former 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. anchor for WTKR NewsChannel 3 in Norfolk, VA.

Current Life: Living back in my hometown in Hampton Roads. I have been at WTKR for three years and it's so nice to be back in familiar territory. You move around a lot for this job, so I feel fortunate that it only took me eight years to make my way home! I love my family, and now I get to see them every day.

Latest Accomplishment: Named the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters "Best News Anchor" for 2010.

Where I'll Be in Ten Years: The answer to this one keeps changing. Now I am thinking of maybe having my own show in some capacity or travel reporting. I still feel like I did when I was a freshman at Washington and Lee -- anything is possible.

Last Book Read: "Audition: A Memoir," by Barbara Walters. It's a great insight into early TV and what it was like being one of the only women in the industry. 

Last Movie Seen: "The Tourist" with Johnny Depp and Angelinia Jolie. Great ending!

Hobby: Anything to do with water - Boating, jet-skiing, water-skiing, going to the beach. In fact, that's one of the main reasons I moved back to my home town. I missed the water! 

Favorite Quote: "I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." -- Audrey Hepburn

Why I Do What I Do: I think most of us want to make a difference. After more than 10 years in the business, I think I finally am accomplishing that. I created a series called "Taking Action Against Crime." Each week, I work to help police catch fugitives in Hampton Roads. After more than two years, we have captured almost 100 fugitives. Watch out John Walsh!

If I Could Do It All Over Again: I would be a kid again. And I wouldn't worry about my future so much. I think I really believed all that stuff about: "It's going your permanent record."

Never Paid Much Attention To: Pop culture. I never know who sings that song and as for who's dating who -- forget it!