Lots of kids like watching the circus, but for Butler Elementary student Mary Ann Jensen, the three-ring experience is something she’ll never forget.
When the circus came to town, Jensen had a front-row view of the spectacle but not as a spectator. The first grader was on the clock as a junior reporter helping ABC4 reporter Felicia Martinez cover the story.
“I’m having so much fun at the Greatest Show on Earth,” Jensen said, before signing off for ABC4.
Jensen, 7, interviewed the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey ringmaster and a trainer of a dog performance act as part of her segment. She even got to try on some of the ringmaster’s sparkly clothes. “How many sequins do you have on your outfit?” Jensen asked the ringmaster.
Jensen was a natural on the screen and for good reason. This isn’t her first time on camera. Not too long ago, Jensen, whose dream is to become a meteorologist when she grows up, graced the ABC4 studios as a Pinpoint Weather Kid. We’ll be watching to see where she turns up next.