Jaden Jefferson has the same life as many of today's multi-media journalists. He's up before dawn to catch up on news from overnight, grabs a quick breakfast, and then he's out the door to put together a few packages for the First At Four afternoon newscast while also filing breaking news updates throughout the day to several social media accounts. Typical journalist. Except he's 11. And, he's ready to report all the facts and just the facts. Jaden stopped by The Scott Sands Show today; click here to listen or watch the video of our segment below.
Most of his fellow sixth-graders at Maumee Valley Country Day School are enjoying their summer break. But, for Jaden it means he's got more time to report what's happening around Northwest Ohio -- from the Mercy St. Vincent nurses strike to daily shootings or traffic snarls -- Jaden is often first to report a story on social media, and always accurate with the information he reports. Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz told The Blade, "He has a dynamic mind and an impressive understanding of how policies affect people. You could drop him in the White House press room and he would fit right in. He is incredibly impressive."