Youngest TV reporter: Five-year-old Jane Haubrich sets world record (Video) DOYLESTOWN, PA, USA -- As Hurricane Irene pounded the East Coast with powerful winds and heavy rains, 5-Year-Old Jane Haubrich did updates throughout the day through CNN's iReport , setting the world record for the Youngest TV weather reporter, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: Five-year-old Jane Haubrich from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, captured the attention of viewers with her home-made iReports on Hurricane Irene. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the youngest radio presenter was set by Kimberley Perez (USA) who hosts a show every Saturday 3-7pm, on KLAX 97.9 La Raza FM, in Los Angeles, California, USA, which started when she was 5 years old.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the youngest sports commentator is Zach Spedden (USA) (b. 8 July 1992), who on 25 August 2002 called an entire nine inning baseball game aged 10 years 48 days.
As Hurricane Irene pounded the East Coast with powerful winds and heavy rains, an aspiring young weather reporter did updates throughout the day through CNN's iReport.
"Jane Haubrich here reporting from Doylestown, Penn. The rain is coming down more than it was before. The wind is probably going faster. I think this is just the starting of it. I definitely feel it on my head- just a tiny bit of rain."
Haubrich did a total of three updates, the last one, right before her bedtime.
"I'm concerned about the flood just like my puppy. It's definitely raining more because it's five o'clock now, back to you," reported Haubrich.
Our favorite quote: "it's my last report because it's my bedtime….everybody take care, and please stay inside, otherwise you might blow away. It is still raining hard, and I would say it is raining cats and dogs."
Jane's father Frederic, a documentary film maker who was behind the reports' production, says his daughter has always been interested in being on-camera and might have a future in news.
The storm caused creeks and rivers to rise, flooding the streets of some Pennsylvania cities.