“Without team work none of this could ever happen, everything we do we do together, everything we win – we win as one,” says Rick Boone, KTVE’s news director.
“The global pandemic, the focus on racial justice and the intense partisanship of 2020 called on us to work harder and smarter than ever, and today we celebrate a few of the many Scripps employees across the country who rose to the occasion,” says Adam Symson, Scripps’ president.
“There’s a story here about the importance of what we do, and the resiliency of the people that do it,” wrote Mark Klein, creative services director at KALB in Alexandria, Louisiana. “What’s been accomplished to broadcast life-saving information in Lake Charles and the other surrounding areas that were devastated by Laura is a testament to the strength of the individual stations, and how they’ve worked together under Gray to succeed against all obstacles.”
“We all wanted to do our part to recognize our graduates, and I’m glad we were able to do that, while also letting them tell us what they had to say,” said Mark Klein, the creative services director for KALB, Gray’s NBC/CBS/CW affiliated stations in Alexandria, Louisiana.
While initially it was big news—how could news people do the news from home?–the idea has become old hat, second nature, as staff have gotten used to having pets climb on their keyboards or kids eating crackers interrupt their reports. I want to share your story about how you and your station are covering the news from home remotely. Send me your examples, your stories, your thoughts. Contact me, phone and email at the top of the column.
Nexstar Media is co-hosting a New Year’s Eve special with KXAS, the NBC O&O in Dallas, that will air across 21 Nexstar markets throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma reaching nearly eight million U.S. households. This is the third annual exclusive programming partnership between Nexstar and KXAS.