INDIANAPOLIS -- Reporters are a competitive breed. I didn't know how competitive until I met my competition this weekend at the WNBA Finals in Indianapolis.
Her name was Grace, she has interviewed every A-lister in sports and politics.
She is unflappable, witty, charming and best of all, she's 12-years-old.
"I don't really know how I do it and how I'm not star struck watching these girls on TV and then talking to them," Grace said from the WNBA Finals media event Saturday afternoon.
She had just interviewed Indiana Fever head Coach Linn Dunn and star player Tamika Catchings.
Grace has interviewed, oh, everyone from Madonna, President Obama in her two years as a correspondent for the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.
She got the gig two years ago when she applied online.
Yes, she applied when she was 10.
But sports reporting.
That's where she plays to win.
"What adjustments do you need to make for Sunday's game," Grace boldly asked Minnesota Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen.
She kills the athletes with kindness so much so that after the interview players often give her a hug and take a picture with her.
Grace only travels with one photographer, her kid sister, Gabby.
I had only one choice when I came microphone to microphone with Grace.
Make her my mini me.
I started stealthily, drawing up a plan for her interview with Lynx Head Coach Cheryl Reeve.
Mini me went in hard, asking great questions.
I could tell Reeve was a little stunned.
It just goes to show, when it comes to competition don't count out the little people.
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