Noelle Lashley worked production for both Newsource and The Lead podcast. (Photo: Noelle Lashley)




Listen to Noelle Lashley describe her work as co-host and co-producer of “The Lead” podcast.

Three things about Noelle Lashley:

  1. Lashley is the selected senior speaker at the Grady Spring Convocation.

Near the conclusion of her speech, Noelle talks about why Grady is special to her: “I walked into Grady as a terrified student who didn’t even know how to set up a camera tripod. Now, I leave Grady as a journalist who has found a second family and a second home. This college has given us all the skills to move forward in the future…as who we ARE, not who we think we SHOULD be.”

  1. Lashley has been very involved with Newsource, and has interned at two news stations.

Although she took the capstone class this semester on the editorial team, she has been involved from a technical standpoint as a show staff manager most of her time at Grady College. She also interned last summer at WMBF News in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and at WGXA News in Macon, Georgia. In 2016, she interned at WGXA News in Macon, Georgia.

Multi-media journalism is part of Lashley’s DNA: “Journalism is an incredible thing and I honestly think it is a gift to be able to do it. Every day I get up and I think ‘I get to do this and I get to be the channel that someone can tell their story through. I really hope I will still be MMJ’ing, running around reporting  in the snow or hurricane or wherever in some local news station in ten years.”

  1. Lashley’s best advice for students is to jump in and get involved.

“Do as much as you can because two years in this college goes by so much faster than you would think it does. My Grady experience, is more than anything I could have ever hoped for because I decided this is going to be my home. Throw yourself into stuff even if you are scared to death because it’s going to turn out so much better than you expect. I’m not going to look back and think ‘I wish I had tried that.’