KCRA Photographers Reporting In The A-Block
The Olympics are in full swing, both on NBC and for the newsroom staffs of NBC-affiliates across the country. At KCRA we have crews crews assigned to the Olympic Zone, a KCRA produced local Olympic tie-in special program, as well as crews at the Olympics in London.
With all of this coverage I’ve been pressed into service as a reporter-photographer for a couple of days.
This is one of the reasons I wanted to move up into doing reporting in addition to my work as a photographer, in order to step in and help out in the newsroom when there’s an extra story that could be covered.
Last week I was sent out two days in a row to turn stories of my own. And, to my astonishment, both stories were strong enough to be placed in in the news rundown in the “A-Block” where the lead stories go. To make it even more interesting, on Thursday not only did I have a reporter-photographer story in the “A-Block” but my story was preceded by another story that reporter-photographer Will Heryford from our Stockton bureau filed as well.
These clips show my story from Friday about the efforts of Auburn attorney Brad Poore to get South Sudanese refugee Gour Marial into the Olympics marathon, as well as the section of the news from Thursday that started with Will Heryford’s coverage of a fire, then goes to my story about peach growers in Yuba county having difficulty finding workers to harves their crop.