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Meet Our Kid Reporters

This year’s TFK Kid Reporters were chosen from 300 applicants in a nationwide competition. The crew will report on local and national news for TIME for Kids. Here are some fun facts about our newest reporters. Want to be a TFK Kid Reporter next year? Check in March 2019 for an announcement.

Name Ishaan Bhattacharya

Age 12

Home San Francisco, California

Ishaan likes reading, soccer, and playing the violin. Being late is his pet peeve.

Name Alana Cho

Age 13

Home Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Alana spends her free time writing short stories. She can’t live without her laptop.

Name William Holland

Age 13

Home Rockville, Maryland

William likes design and technology. He spends his free time making things on his 3D printer.

Name Belle Irby

Age 12

Home Conway, Arkansas

Belle enjoys doing photography. Her photo won Best in Show at the Arkansas State Fair.

Name Minoo Jang

Age 12

Home Redmond, Washington

Minoo’s prized possession is his oboe. He hopes to become an architect or engineer.

Name Josh Lee

Age 12

Home Chicago, Illinois

Josh looks up to Barack Obama and hopes to interview him. His favorite movie is Black Panther.

Name Roman Peterson

Age 11

Home New York, New York

Roman loves sports, especially tennis. His favorite musical group is Imagine Dragons.

Name Tiana Sirmans

Age 8

Home New Castle, Delaware

Tiana likes to travel. Her proudest accomplishment is starting her own jewelry line.

Name Maria Suarez

Age 10

Home Bellaire, Texas

Maria looks up to Stephen Hawking and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She can’t live without her art supplies.

Name Ruby West

Age 13

Home Bozeman, Montana

Ruby loves science and wants to write about space. She does contortion in her spare time.