Mike in the field 6-27-2012

KCRA Photographers Reporting In The A-Block

Published On July 31, 2012 | By Mike Carroll | Breaking Into TV News, KCRA-TV, Mike's TV News Stories, One-Man Newsman, TV News Vault

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.

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Mike Carroll joined the digital revolution in 1999 with a Sony TRV900 camcorder and Final Cut Pro, when it was only Final Cut Pro and not version 2, 4 or a Suite.

One Response to KCRA Photographers Reporting In The A-Block

  1. Mike Carroll says:

    Absolutely, please link it and spread the word. Everything I post here is for the world to see and share. Brad is an outstanding person who is going to go very far because he has passion and wants to help other people with talent and passion to succeed. He is rare and UC Davis Law School should be extremely proud of him. Thanks for reading and posting.

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