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Episode 14 - Bryan Llenas: What to Do When You Get Your Big Break

Updated: Jun 18, 2018




What if you ended up doing exactly the job you dreamed of when you were little? That’s what happened with Bryan Llenas when he landed a job for one of the biggest news organizations right out of college, soon catching his break and coming an on-camera reporter. But it wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies to get there! This episode covers what it is like to go big, learn the ropes and facing your fears while on live TV, in front of thousands!

This episode includes:

  • What inspired Bryan to be a news reporter from a very young age

  • Jen and Bryan talk about meeting in school when they were younger -- how they’ve changed and how they’ve stayed the same

  • Going to the University of Miami and getting an internship-turned-job with Fox News

  • Bryan talks about working on one of his first big stories: Michael Jackson’s death

  • Getting his big break: when Bryan was sent to Italy to cover the inauguration of a new Pope at the Vatican!

  • Bryan talks about what it’s like to cover such a wide variety of topics, and the upside of learning from experience

  • What Bryan likes best about being a reporter for Fox

  • Being there for some of the worst moments of people’s lives and the importance of self care

  • The hardest assignment Bryan’s ever received: covering the shooting in Orlando

  • How Bryan stayed true to himself: coming to NYC and coming out to his friends and family

  • Bryan’s thoughts on working for a company as a gay minority and being accepted at Fox News

  • Speed round: the best piece of advice Bryan’s ever received