Both hard work and emotion have helped this successful journalist stand out in her field

Sarah Mervosh has worked hard for her career as a journalist, but it’s the emotion in her work that sets her apart.

Sarah Mervosh looked over the scene of the first fatal accident she was to cover in her journalistic career — and she felt exhilarated.

Throughout her college experience, Mervosh sought out four different scholarships, from a volunteer role at her hometown paper to a position in front of the cameras at 60 Minutes.

“Work hard, do what’s asked of you… and then try and find opportunities to do more.” — Sarah Mervosh, Journalist for The Dallas Morning News

“[Internships] make you more hirable,” Mervosh explains to young journalists. “Work hard, do what’s asked of you… and then try and find opportunities to do more.”

As a young, determined college graduate, Mervosh went on to be hired from her senior internship at Dallas Morning News and has covered countless stories from breaking news on police shootings to investigative pieces on race.

When asked what set her apart, Mervosh describes how she approaches every new story.

“How can I elevate this?” she asks herself, “What’s the most interesting way I can go about this?”

Mervosh’s drive and work ethic are characteristics that any student can learn from, whether starting their own journalism career or entering medical school. But it’s more than just working hard that gives Sarah an edge in her field. It’s her emotional, yet factual, approach to her stories.

“Stories should make you feel something.” — Sarah Mervosh, Journalist for The Dallas Morning News

“I want to capture how they lived, not just how they died,” Mervosh reveals. “Stories should make you feel something.”

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