When a major news event hits a community, like what is unfolding in Houston right now, the dynamics inside local TV stations change dramatically. It’s an all-hands-on-deck mentality to serve the public. Newsroom staff might not go home for days, and in some cases in Houston, because of flooded roads, I’m guessing many can’t. Many […]
It’s an all-hands-on-deck mentality to serve the public.
Many will sleep wherever they can in the newsroom. Some might be lucky enough to catch a shower and a nap at a hotel.
And while they are all working at the station, many of them will have families that are flooded out of their homes, and need to be evacuated themselves.
If that’s the case with someone at your station, we want to know about it. Call me at 817-578-6324, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I trolled many of the network affiliated Facebook pages for the local TV stations in Houston, and most were streaming live coverage.
Here are a few examples of Facebook videos from overnight and this morning, starting with a video from KHOU about how it handled flooding at its own station and studio.