Class of 2022
Dereka Bennett is a first year graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Dereka has always used writing as an emotional outlet and later realized she was good at writing. She decided to invest her talent into journalism to become a television reporter.
Throughout part of her high school and undergraduate experience, Dereka has gained experience in print, writing for her former school’s newspapers, Case Technically Speaking, Eastern Echo and Nexus Magazine. She later gained on-camera experience by reporting for her campus news station, doing stand-up’s while interning at ABC News- WJRT TV and NBC affiliate Local 4 News. In addition to on camera experience, she also learned how to work behind a video camera while interning for ESPN3 as floor camera operator during college basketball, football and volleyball games.
B.A. in Screen Studies and Journalism University of Michigan
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Initiated through Xi Phi Chapter.
REPORTING INTERESTSInvestigative reporting, broadcast, multimedia