Fox News Channel personalities Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino are accustomed to asking questions during on-air interviews.
The pair recently agreed to be on the receiving end of a reporter’s queries, however, and the person who interviewed them is only 7 years old.
“Learn something new every day”
East Idaho News reported that child reporter Emmy Eaton appeared on a segment of America’s Newsroom recently to seek answers from Hemmer.
Among the topics she addressed was the journalistic profession, and specifically whether the Fox News anchor enjoyed his job. She also asked about his most embarrassing on-air moment.
As for his favorite part of being a journalist, Hemmer cited the opportunity “to learn something new every day.” He went on to admit having “awkward moments every day,” promising that loyal viewers would have no problem spotting them.
The young reporter asked what Hemmer had learned about Perino since the two began working so closely together.
“What have I learned about Dana?” he replied. “Let me count the ways. Emmy, how much time do you have? I would say that what you see is what you get, and that’s a really good thing.”
“Play well with others”
Eaton ended by asking Hemmer if he had advice for a young journalist, to which he suggested that she “ask 100 questions, … always be available, and play well with others.”
The elementary-age reporter conducted an interview with Perino last week, asking about the host’s new book, Everything Will Be Okay, as well as her pet dog, Jasper.
As for the dog’s name, Perino said she got the name from a British friend who used the name to refer to remarkable things and events.
Eaton has begun producing a weekly video series for the Idaho news outlet, which has allowed her to conduct multiple interviews and visit exciting new locations. In addition to her discussions with the Fox News Channel duo, she has appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show and NBC Nightly News for Kids.
She is not the only young reporter to score major interviews. Earlier this month, Damon Weaver, who was just 11 when he sat down to interview then-President Barack Obama in 2009, died at the age of 23.