I contend that just about every news story, from live breaking news to routine news packages, can benefit from the perspective that drones can provide. But having the ability, the timing, the training and the equipment to include drone footage into daily news coverage is not easy. “I have a drone that is basically in a little briefcase and it is in the back of my car so it is on scene just as quick as I am,” says Fred Matthis, WTIC Hartford, Conn., drone operator.
“I want to combine my skills as a journalist with my marketing experience to help a TV station where I know just about everybody. I can’t wait to get started,” says the new Director of Brand and Creative Development for the Fox and CW affiliates in Hartford-New Haven, Conn.