August, 2009 – Young Reporter Damon Weaver Interviews Obama


Student Reporter Damon Weaver Interviews President Barack Obama


When Barack Obama visited the P.B.C.C. campus in Lake Worth last fall, I found myself sitting next to the youngest reporter in the whole auditorium, Damon Weaver from KEC TV/ Canal Point Elementary School. I was impressed by this young man because of his professionalism and his persistence. Lois Spatz and I (representing Around Wellington Magazine) realized that we were in very good company. His teacher, Brian Zimmerman of Wellington, writes (about this recent interview with Obama) . . .


KEC TV is an award winning television news program that is broadcasted to the 500 students at KEC/Canal Point Elementary. The news program is completely produced by a selected group of 5th and 6th grade students.

KEC TV student reporter Damon Weaver’s dream was to interview President Barack Obama. For over nine months Damon and his teacher (Brian Zimmerman) have worked very hard to obtain an interview with Barack Obama. On Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm Damon’s dream came true when he interviewed President Obama in the White House.

I would like to thank President Obama’s White House Press staff for helping us secure the interview. I would also like to thank all of our friends in the media for all of their support. Last I would like to thank all of the people in the world that have supported Damon Weaver as he pursued his dream.

Brian Zimmerman
KEC TV News Director