Child Reporter Who Interviewed Obama Passes

Contributed by Scott Lipscomb

It feels like 2009 was just yesterday, when child reporter Damon Weaver interviewed then President Barack Obama.

Weaver, who was 11 at the time, interviewed Obama in the Diplomatic Room in 2009. The interview focused on education topics such as school lunches, bullying, conflict resolution and how to succeed via Yahoo.


Weaver, who passed away from natural causes, was 23 and a student at Albany State in Georgia where he was studying communications.

Teachers saw a spark in him even at a young age, ““Damon was the kid who ran after me in the hall to tell me he was interested,” his teacher, Brian Zimmerman, told the Post in 2016. “And right away, I just saw the potential for the way he was on camera. You could see his personality come through. He wasn’t nervous being on camera.”

Damon interviewed major celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Wade.

Our prayers and condolences go to his family and friends.

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