7-year-old Washington County reporter delivers positive news – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — When KDKA’s Kym Gable lays out her assignments for our On A Positive Note segment, she knows there will always be uplifting and inspiring stories of local people doing amazing things.

This week, however, she may have met her match. Zaida Brooks has her own podcast called Zaida Positive News. The bubbly journalist has interviewed dozens of notable people who share her message of spreading kindness and joy.

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The Washington County social media star, who is just 7, started her broadcasts two years ago at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We started because we couldn’t go out because it wasn’t safe,” Brooks said.

“When I was making the video, I missed my friends. So I made a video about how much I missed my friends,” Brooks added.

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It was also a way for her and her little sister, Waverly, to stay in touch with their grandparents and other loved ones. It quickly turned into a series of shows with intriguing guests who share a common goal.

Zaida said she focuses on positive news “because it makes people happy”. Her father, Omar, is the director, editor and motivator.

“She has her say, and that’s what makes us a very good team. We will continue to be positive in every way possible,” he said.

Zaida is now setting her sights on her first book, which is already written and at the publisher.

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You can find all the podcasts on Zaida’s Facebook page here.

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