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Should a nine-year-old be reporting on murder?

A nine-year-old reporter in the US has hit back at claims she is too young to work murder cases.
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Nine-year-old reporter and self-publisher of Orange Street News has hit back at critics who say she is too young to report on hard-hitting news such as murder.

Hilde Kate Lysiak, who lives in Pennsylvania, followed a tip on Saturday morning about heavy police activity in her neighbourhood.

She spoke to neighbours and authorities before reporting the exclusive: “Murder on ninth street”.

She beat all major news outlets to the story and posted a video from the scene.

In the wake of the story she has received angry letters from readers who claim she is too young to be a reporter and should instead be playing with friends.

In response Hilde shared a video on YouTube.

She said: “If you want me to stop covering news, then you get off your computer and do something about that news.”

“There, is that cute enough for you?”

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