Fontbonne Hall Academy debuts new broadcast studio in name of famous alum
Lights, camera, action!
Students and staff members at Fontbonne Hall Academy were joined by local elected officials and community stakeholders in the Bay Ridge high school’s basement on Tuesday, November 13 to cut the blue ribbon on the institution’s brand new broadcast studio, named after a 1985 graduate.
The studio — which supports the school’s inaugural broadcast journalism program that began this fall — was funded in part by the Emmy Award-winning financial journalist and Fontbonne alum Maria Bartiromo, who was on hand to offer her advice to students no matter their career path.
“These are such formidable years,” she told the girls in attendance, stressing that, today, some of her best friends are still the ones she made in high school. “I would say to the girls that are here that there are three really important thinks that I think about as I continue on my career and that I think are important as you decide your own journey, journalism or not.