KAIT begins each broadcast day with the national anthem

"Star-Spangled Banner"

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - KAIT is proud of our country, and of the men and women who serve or have served.

Region 8 News has joined with our sister Gray Television stations across the nation to begin each broadcast day by playing our nation’s anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Viewers can watch each morning around 4:30 a.m.

Reina Özbay, nine, of South Florida has been inspiring crowds with her performances since she was four. Her angelic soprano voice is classically trained, and she studies opera and musical theater. A gifted film and theatre actress with uncanny comedic timing, she made her professional stage debut at the age of seven at South Florida's Stage Door Theatre.

Reina Özbay, South Florida singer
Reina Özbay, South Florida singer

She landed her first guest starring role at the age of nine as Abigail in “The Chosen,” the number one crowdfunded film/TV project in history. When not performing, Reina enjoys tennis, swimming, bike riding and drawing.

Also, her mother told us a story that “her birthday is July 3 and the evening she was born there was a massive fireworks display outside of the hospital window at the Milwaukee lakefront because they always did the big one on the 3rd - so it’s fun that she’s singing this song :)”

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