A Milwaukee woman got a latenight idea, started a Facebook group, and a plan was hatched. “This is the ability for us to do something just to lift spirits,” said Julia Westphal.
A Milwaukee woman got a latenight idea, started a Facebook group and a plan was hatched.
“This is the ability for us to do something just to lift spirits,” said Julia Westphal.
“We need that ability to get our gratitude to all of you, and tell you how much it means to us that everybody is putting themselves on the front line.”
So the group had some signs made using their own money and began plastering them at hospitals, fire and police departments, and even put one in the driveway of WITI, the Fox O&O in Milwaukee.
“I called to thank her,” said Chuck Steinmetz, WITI’s general manager, “she said it came from a group of about 100 people who wanted to support the staff we had out in the field who are unable to stay in their home.”
Steinmetz told the station staff that their efforts were being recognized, whether they worked in the building, out in the field or at home.
“I cannot imagine the stress of leaving my family and wondering what I’m going to encounter,” said Westphal.
“Those on the front line don’t have that option.”
WTTG, the Fox O&O in Washington, D.C., needs a seasoned news producer.
This person will be responsible for daily production of newscast (compile and write stories, log video, wire copy) within specific time constraints to meet news deadlines. Must be familiar with and able to log and edit video for inclusion on scripts. Responsible for production of stories — everything from setting up the story, to interviews, to writing and editing features and coordinating graphics. You will also research stories via telephone with city public information officers, public relations organizations, etc.
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