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Making News Quiz

If you watch News Quiz, the weekly current events program for classrooms, you might be curious how each episode comes together. The process takes a whole week, and before one episode is done, the team is already starting the next! Go behind the scenes to see the production process from beginning to end. In addition to host Kelsey Starks, meet the other people involved in making the show happen.
Length 04:37 Premiere: 03/17/23


This KET-produced current-events program is aimed at upper-elementary and middle school students. The series features a fast-paced roundup of headlines for the week and presents a series of questions to test students’ understanding.

About the Host

Kelsey Starks is a broadcast journalist with more than 20 years of experience as a reporter, anchor and producer in various markets across the country. A native of Owensboro, Kelsey is host of KET’s educational current events show, News Quiz as well as other programming. Prior to her work at KET, Kelsey spent nine years as the morning anchor for Good Morning Kentuckiana on WHAS in Louisville.

Kelsey earned a journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. She spent several years in New York City as a producer for cable networks CourtTV and MSNBC before moving to a reporter position. Her on-camera career took her to Chicago, Washington D.C. and Charleston, S.C. before landing in Louisville in 2008. During her time at WHAS, she was voted “Best Kentucky TV Personality” by Kentucky Living Magazine and chosen as “Most Admired Woman” in Media by Today’s Woman magazine. Her favorite title, by far, is ‘Mommy’ to her three children, ages 13, 10 and 6.

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Season Episodes

September 21, 2023

S39 E3 Length 15:53 Premiere Date 09/21/23

September 14, 2023

S39 E2 Length 15:17 Premiere Date 09/14/23

September 7, 2023

S39 E1 Length 15:10 Premiere Date 09/07/23

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Teacher Materials

Visit the News Quiz collection on PBS LearningMedia to easily assign episodes via Google Classroom and other learning management systems, download videos, and access additional teacher materials like a printable quiz and vocabulary list.

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