Kelly Wallace knew she wanted to be a journalist when she was in high school. She told Start TV that after the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, "I found myself focusing on how reporters and anchors were telling this story. At that moment, I thought, 'That is what I want to do.'"
Today, Wallace is a journalist, formerly a Digital Correspondent for CNN Digital. In 2012, she was awarded with a Gracie Award for Outstanding Correspondent. Prior to CNN, she worked as chief correspondent and executive director of digital video for iVillage and CBS News. She shared this advice to contradict the notion that you must be totally qualified in every way to apply for the job you want: "Go for it."
Watch Kelly Wallace discuss her transition from journalist to on-camera correspondent: