From the Intern Files – Stephanie Melson: Hardball with Chris Matthews

Interning at “Hardball with Chris Matthews” gave Stephanie Melson a front-row seat to the 2012 presidential election primaries and many other of the year’s big news stories. Her tasks varied from hour to hour, and she had the chance to explore many aspects of working at MSNBC – research, brainstorming pieces, segment production, booking interviews and communicating with guests at showtime. She also helped Matthews with research on a new book he is writing, which gave her a chance to do historical research with presidential libraries. Working 15 to 25 hours every week for the show, Stephanie juggled classes, work and a family while becoming integrated into the Hardball family. Continue reading