News Intern - Summer 2016
Tim Dodson is a rising second year at the University of Virginia hoping to major in Media Studies and Politics. He is currently a News Editor at the Cavalier Daily and a news anchor at WCHV Newstalk Radio. Tim has also interned at the University’s Center for Media and Citizenship. A Charlottesville native, Tim graduated from Western Albemarle High School in 2015 and served as an Editor-In-Chief of The Western Hemisphere his senior year.
What makes Charlottesville-Albemarle special to you?
The rich history, beautiful scenery, and small town feel have made Charlottesville such a special place to grow up. I can’t go to the Downtown Mall or make a trip to the grocery store without seeing a familiar face!
Most looking forward to about working at Charlottesville Tomorrow?
Getting to tell the stories of people who live in this special community.
Ultimate Charlottesville Saturday?
Start the day at the Farmer’s Market with friends, grab lunch on the Downtown Mall (Marco & Luca and the Nook are some favorite spots!), then go for a nice drive out towards White Hall and explore Sugar Hollow for the afternoon. Afterwards, picnic at Mint Springs or Beaver Creek and finish up the day with a 90s Dance Party at the Jefferson.
Favorite arts and culture venue in Charlottesville and away from Charlottesville?
I love the Fralin Museum at UVa — I always try to stop by when there’s a new exhibit on display. Because we are only a two-hour drive from DC, I also love to visit the National Gallery whenever I get the chance!
Most interesting trip away from Charlottesville?
When I was in eighth grade at Henley Middle School, I went on a memorable trip with the Model United Nations club to New York City. It was my first time traveling to the Big Apple and we made an appearance on the Today Show when one of our teachers got a surprise makeover from Kathie Lee & Hoda. Definitely an unforgettable experience!
What’s still on your bucket list?
Go for a ride in one of those Boar’s Head hot air balloons you sometimes see over Charlottesville — it would be so cool to look down over central Virginia and really get the chance to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the area.