Fox News host Shannon Bream spoke to fellow Christian communicators about the importance of living a daily testimony of faith.
Bream spoke during the Baptist Communicators Association (BCA) workshop on April 20 in Washington, D.C. Although things may get difficult, she shared, it is important for Christians to hold to principles they believe in.
“It’s just a daily walk with being a witness and living out your faith in whatever you’re doing, and there will be certain moments where we could compromise, but we have to take a stand in those moments,” Bream said during April 18-21 event.
The BCA workshop is an annual gathering of Southern Baptist media and communication workers that helps them connect, fellowship with one another, and hear from distinguished speakers.
Some of this year’s guests at the workshop included Kevin Smith, executive director for the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware; Brian Autry, executive director for the SBC of Virginia; James A. Smith, vice president of communications for National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), and Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma.
During her presentation, Bream told the unlikely story of how she ended up working in media.
“I never imagined being a business major at Liberty [University] and getting a law degree that I would end up working in media,” Bream said.
Bream began her career in law handling mostly sexual assault cases. While she enjoyed her work in law, Bream noted, she always felt like there was something more for her to be doing.
A consistent passion for news and current events drove Bream to want to work in the newsroom. But Bream struggled to find an internship at a local station. Bream nevertheless was not deterred.
“I tell students this all the time when they visit with me that it’s all about persistence,” she said, “and I was just going to keep going until I found one person to say yes to me.”
Eventually Bream was able to find a dean of a university in Florida to approve an independent study for her to work at the local ABC station while still working for a law firm.
Bream said that she was known as the “grandma intern” at the station because she was 29 while everyone else was in their early 20s.
Despite the uniqueness of her path into media work, Bream believed she had finally found what she was called to do.
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Source: Baptist Press