‘Hopefully, I’ll Set an Example’: Elizabeth Smart Talks About the Choice to Become a Crime Reporter

imageedit_81_8374146927From her days as a contributor for Good Morning America to her latest stint on Crime Watch Daily, kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart has come a long way as a reporter. She spoke to People about what it all means to her, but took care to point out what she hopes it will mean for her daughter and for other victims who are still waiting for justice.

She recently signed on to her second season of CWD, saying this:

I decided to continue because sharing the stories of survivors is a way to keep their cases in the spotlight, and hopefully give them a better chance of bringing criminals to justice.

She went on, “Nobody should have to go through the aftermath of a terrible crime alone.”

The profile pointed out that Smart has plenty of experience as the person getting interviewed, so the flip of the script is fun for her on top of being a valuable service to underserved victims.

She mentioned finding it difficult to leave her 20-month-old daughter when she has to film on location, but said this:

What I’m doing is something that when she gets older, she’ll understand and be proud of me for doing. Hopefully, I’ll set an example for her and she’ll know she has a lot of options ahead of her, and she can do whatever she wants with her life.

Read the entire thing at People‘s website.

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