On April 29th my fifth grade students had the unique opportunity of hanging out with a famous newscaster, Willie Geist. As part of their English Language Arts unit involving research, persuasive writing, and fluency practice, students have been creating and producing their own newscasts each week. To make the activity more applicable, I decided to reach out to a few newscasters and see if they'd be willing to Skype/Google Hangout with my students. Within a few hours of tweeting Willie Geist, I heard back from a production assistant from the Today Show wanting to help get the wheels in motion. It turned out Willie was excited about this opportunity, and two weeks later my students were interacting with him through Google Hangout! Students asked questions they had prepared ahead of time about teleprompters, college, on air nerves, and his first day on the job among others. The thirty minute session flew by, and the fifth graders enjoyed meeting another famous role model!