Brendan Keefe, chief investigative reporter at WXIA, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Atlanta, has pretty much been a one-man-band since he was hired as a news photographer in 1991. Today, Keefe is the leader of the investigative team at WXIA, and the corporate trainer for all 60 Tegna stations.
TV stations have been using helicopters to broadcast images from the air since 1958. And since then, stations have been marketing and advertising their choppers as part of their news brand. And as the aircraft have gotten more high tech, so have the promos.