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Bridget Dowd is an Arizona State University student majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Social Work. She came to KJZZ as a news intern in January 2017.
Dowd previously interned at KTAR News and became the news director at Blaze Radio, ASU's student station, in August 2016. As news director, Dowd refocused the department on writing more original content and relying less on the Associated Press. She started an original newscast, "Devils and the Details,” that airs every Friday.
Dowd got her start in journalism when she joined her high school newspaper as a sophomore in Wenatchee, Washington, and worked her way up to Editor-in-Chief. After joining Blaze Radio at ASU, she fell in love with sound editing and radio reporting.
Dowd has one older sister with severe cerebral palsy and has lived in various places on the West Coast, including Washington, Oregon and California. When she's not working you'll likely see her surrounded by cats or volunteering at an animal shelter.