Hilde Kate Lysiak, a 9-year-old crime reporter from Pennsylvania, gave CNN a reminder about what it meant to be a journalist: “I like getting people the information.”
Earlier this month, Lysiak came under fire from some adults after she broke the story of a man using a hammer to kill his wife.
Lysiak proudly told CNN host Brian Stelter on Sunday that she did all the reporting at the Orange Street News, but she said that her parents helped her with the technical aspects of running her website.
“I started handwriting a little paper for my family,” Lysiak recalled. “And [I] realized that my hand was hurting and it didn’t really get me anywhere. So, I told my dad I wanted to start a real newspaper, and he said he would do the printing and the layout as long as I did all the writing and reporting.”
“I like getting people the information,” she added. “Just being 9 doesn’t mean I can’t do great things. What if somebody told you, you couldn’t be a reporter just because you’re a boy?”
Watch the video below from CNN’s Reliable Sources, broadcast April 10, 2016.
China warns US against opening Mideast ‘Pandora’s box’
China on Tuesday warned against opening a "Pandora's box" in the Middle East after the United States announced the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the region amid escalating tensions with Iran.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi also urged Tehran to not abandon the nuclear agreement "so easily" after Iran said it would exceed its uranium stockpile limit if world powers fail to fulfil their commitments under the agreement in 10 days.
The United States ratcheted up pressure on Iran Monday, announcing the deployment of additional troops to the Middle East and producing new photographs it said showed Tehran was behind an attack on a tanker ship in the Gulf of Oman last week.
Anger in India as lychee-linked brain fever kills 103 children
Angry protests erupted in one of India's poorest states Tuesday over the deaths of more than 100 children from a mysterious brain fever potentially linked to lychees.
So far this month 103 children, mostly under 10 and malnourished, have died from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the Muzaffarpur area of the eastern state of Bihar.
The toll may rise with dozens more children undergoing treatment in packed hospital wards, where television pictures showed several children to a bed.
Trump set to formally launch reelection campaign at Orlando rally
US President Donald Trump is on Tuesday set to launch his 2020 reelection campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida. Trump is expected to once again offer himself as the outsider - but it’s a much more awkward pitch to make from inside the Oval Office.
Advisers said Trump will aim to connect the dots between the promise of his disruptive first-time candidacy and his goals for another term in the White House. His promises to rock the ship of state are now more than an abstract pledge, though, complicated by his tumultuous 29 months at its helm.
Any president is inherently an insider. Trump has worked in the Oval Office for two years, travels the skies in Air Force One and changes the course of history with the stroke of a pen or the post of a tweet.