Fred Hechinger lives in New York and was born in 1999.
• Fred says it's hard to pick a favorite book, but one of his favorites is To Kill a Mockingbird.
• The music he likes includes Jerry Lee Lewis, Rolling Stones, Fats Waller, Louis Armstron, Irving Berlin, and Dean Martin.
• He is a member of two book clubs.
• He's not sure what he wants to be when he grows up, but “I think I might want to pursue something in the arts.”
"I love hearing and telling people's stories. I love to meet authors, actors, and directors, too, and I love hearing them talk about what they do and how they became who they are. I want to learn about the world, I want to hear stories from different people, and learn to tell these stories as a reporter."