NBC News Intern Becomes Viral Throw-Back Hero Running With Manafort Verdict

NBC News intern Cassie Semyon sprints out of the courthouse Aug. 21, 2018, in Alexandria, Va., after Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts of tax evasion and bank fraud. (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

NBC News intern Cassie Semyon became a bit of a story herself Tuesday as she sprinted from the courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia.

Her job–to get the verdict in the Paul Manafort trial to NBC correspondents and producers standing by outside the courthouse.

Why throwback?

Because the trial was held in federal court which doesn’t allow any cameras or phones inside the courtroom.

This was going to take some old fashioned hustle.

NBC News intern Cassie Semyon sprints out of the courthouse Aug. 21, 2018, in Alexandria, Va., after Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts of tax evasion and bank fraud. (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)
NBC News intern Cassie Semyon sprints out of the courthouse Aug. 21, 2018, in Alexandria, Va., after Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts of tax evasion and bank fraud. (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

This is what it looked like if you were watching it live. Semyon sprints by in a flash.

And in doing so, the Chicago Tribune reports the young woman became an instant fascination on Twitter.  Who was she? Was she wearing shoes? What exactly was she carrying in her hand? Later in the day, Semyon tweeted that the mystery runner was indeed her.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-life-stevens-wednesday-reporter-in-blue-dress-0822-story.html

Props to AP Photographer Jacquelyn Martin for getting the photo. 

Less excited about this day, of course, was former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort who was found guilty on eight counts of tax evasion and bank fraud.

What is a throw-back thing about your job you’d love young people experience today? Please share in Comments section below.

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