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Pequot graduate reports for award-winning TV show

Pequot Lakes graduate Olivia Faacks is in her fifth semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television program produced at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

Faacks is a video journalist. In previous seasons, she has worked as the associate producer and floor manager during the live production. As a video journalist, Faacks finds an angle for the story, interviews various people and compiles it all into a final product.

“I have learned how to work under a tight deadline. You have to be able to adjust quickly and effectively in any situation,” said Faacks. In addition to her internship and being a student, Faacks works at She shows her ability to balance a full schedule and still produce quality work. This was acknowledged by the program when she was awarded Studio One’s Recognition of Excellence for her hard work and dedication to the program.

Faacks will graduate in May 2014 with a major in communications and English.

“I love to write, so any job where I can be creative,” she said about a career.

Faacks is a 2009 graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She said her favorite part about Studio One is “the hands on experience.”

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