Not many 12-year-olds have a transparent thought of what they wish to do what they wish to develop up, however Victorian schoolboy Leonardo Puglisi definitely does.
The budding journalist is already researching, writing and studying his personal weekly information bulletins from a makeshift studio in his suburban Melbourne dwelling.
And final week he acquired a serious native “scoop”, breaking the information that the much-loved, historic bell tower at Hawthorn West Main Faculty within the metropolis’s internal east was to be demolished.
Watch Dawn meets schoolboy journalist Leo Puglisi within the video beneath
The 12 months seven scholar reported from the scene on Wednesday, posting the iPhone-shot phase to his YouTube channel known as 6 News.
“The bell tower at my old-fashioned was coming down resulting from rotting, so I went out and reported,” he informed Dawn.
The up-and-coming journo says his profile has been raised considerably since breaking the unique story.
“I’ve had so many media organisations asking to make use of the footage and I’ve interviewed the native MP.”
Leo’s dream is to develop into a night information anchor and he admits to being impressed by one of the best within the enterprise, long-serving Dawn co-host, David ’Kochie’ Koch.
“He’s acquired a terrific presenting fashion, everybody watches him and he’s on the very best ranking breakfast present in Australia,” he mentioned.
And it appears the sensation is mutual, with Kochie stuffed with reward for the schoolboy, regardless of the very fact he’s brazenly after his job.
“I reckon we must always give him a job, freelance stuff to do youth-oriented tales.. it could be fabulous,” the TV veteran mentioned after watching Puglisi’s story.
“Leonard Puglisi, keep in mind that identify! He’s 12-years-old, that’s unimaginable,” newsreader Natalie Barr added.
You’ll be able to watch Leo’s weekly information experiences on his YouTube channel.