Sunday, April 14

Langley Celebrates Black History Month: Brittny McGraw

Brittny McGraw serves as News Chief in the Office of Communications at NASA’s Langley Research. She signed up with NASA Langley in September 2023, after a 20-year profession as an acclaimed broadcast reporter. Her broadcast profession consisted of drop in New Bern, N.C., Dayton, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pa. and most just recently Roanoke, Va. She finished with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and a bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brittny is thrilled to discover brand-new and ingenious methods to share NASA Langley’s story.

Who or what motivated you to select your profession and why?

I’ve taken pleasure in interacting stories and effect considering that I was a third-grade trainee doing the school statements. My mother acknowledged my interests in composing and public speaking and recommended I think about participating in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to significant in journalism. I took that recommendation to heart. As a high school senior, I just used to UNC-CH, since I felt my contacting us to be a reporter was predestined! Quickly after graduation I began my very first reporting task in New Bern, N.C. and started a profession that permitted me to provide a voice to the voiceless, hold the effective liable, and keep my neighborhood notified about problems that would affect them. I’m constantly grateful I had the chance to live out the imagine 3rd grade me.

Along the method I understood my interactions abilities didn’t need to be restricted to a newsroom. I saw the worth of utilizing my structure as a reporter to boost and enhance messaging for one company. That’s how I discovered NASA Langley and I’m so grateful I did! It has actually been terrific assisting individuals outside our gates comprehend how the work we’re doing is altering their lives and motivating a much better world.

What do you discover most fulfilling about dealing with NASA?

I enjoy that NASA is a location where you can challenge yourself, find out, and grow in a helpful environment. I’m naturally curious and curious and ask a * lot * of concerns, which’s motivated here. It was a little frightening stepping far from the news market I was extremely knowledgeable about and making the shift to a totally brand-new world of NASA. What I rapidly understood is the fundamentals of interactions do not alter, no matter if you’re sharing breaking news or the most recent accomplishment in aeronautics: you need to understand how to share the effect of your work and why your audience must care. It has actually been terrific to establish my interactions abilities in brand-new and various methods here at NASA Langley.

What do you delight in doing beyond work?

I’m a physical fitness lover so I enjoy exercising! Remaining active takes me to my delighted location. I run, do strength training, high-intensity period training, and movement and versatility work. I’ve contended in physical fitness competitors, finished 3 half-marathons and one barrier course race,

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