Age isn’t a factor for FOX4 News producer

Being a 25-year-old news producer in the fifth largest broadcast market can be daunting.

But TCU alumna Lexy Cruz said she doesn’t have time to worry about her age.

“As a producer, it’s on you to make sure everything is in place,” she said adding that her focus is on the newscast. As a producer, there is plenty of room for error, said Cruz. TCU64563

She said her responsibilities include keeping track of the teleprompter speed and deciding whether to cut or delete a story if something unexpected happens. She also has to control the different shots and the commercials during the show.

Cruz made a major career jump when she left a station in Augusta, Georgia for Dallas.

She said the shift from a being a big fish in a small pond to a small fish in a big pond was an adjustment.

“It takes about three months for you to really understand what’s happening and for you to really grasp your job,” she said.

Cruz said she is younger than most of the other people at FOX4 News which has its pros and cons. She said that she can offer her help with social media and technology, but isn’t knowledgeable of some of the references her coworkers made.

But in the end, she said it doesn’t really matter.

“If you’re a strong individual you’ll stand on your own.”