9-Year Old Reporter Breaks Crime News, Faces Criticism

One intrepid young reporter is getting a lot of attention for her coverage of an alleged murder— because she’s only 9 years old.

Hilde Kate Lysiak of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, writes and publishes a monthly paper in her hometown. She got a tip last weekend about a possible murder just blocks from her house, so she went with her father to the scene to report on it, successfully beating the competition. When critics went after this 9-year-old reporter, she shut them down like a true professional.