He says he got an excused absence from chemistry class to be on the show.

He says he got an excused absence from chemistry class to be on the show.

Fifty-thousand people turn to journalist Gabe Fleisher for a daily dose of what’s important in the news. Fleisher writes the newsletter “Wake Up To Politics,” filled with the latest updates on happenings at the White House, in Congress and in the courts.

Fleisher is 16 years old.

The St. Louis teen talks with us about how he stays on top of a rapidly changing news cycle, what motivates him to pursue journalism and where he wants his nose for news to take him professionally.

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