This is a new page for archiving my posts on shooting TV news — the stories that I’ve done and posting on this site, as well as my blogs about what I do as a TV news shooter and one-man TV news reporter. This may expand into other things as well. I’ve had several people ask me lately about what my next book will be about and whether it could be about how I do TV news, a field that they are very interested in themselves.
If you have any thoughts or interests in such a book — especially if you’d be someone who would actually buy a copy! — please send me a note.
I’m also on Facebook and welcome hearing from people, what your interests are and if you visit this site and how often.
Many thanks — and more to come —
This is part of a series that I call “Week of Good Stories.” I can’t think of a single work week in my 33 years in the TV news business where every day was a good...Read More →
After working with KCRA sports anchor/reporter Michelle Dapper (@KCRAdapper) at the beginning of the week on Tuesday on a profile on Olympic running hopeful Lea Wallace, our chemistry and shared style was so similar that she...Read More →
This is a continuation in my “Week of Good Stories” series–stories that I have done just over the course of a week. In the news business it’s often said–it’s old, but true–that you’re only as...Read More →
This is a continuation of the series of “Week of Good Stories” that I have worked on in just the past week or so. Saturday morning. I get in at 7 a.m. to shoot live...Read More →
This is another in the continuation of the “Week of Good Stories” series; stories that I have worked on in just the pas weak or so. I love bicycles! The Amgen Tour of California wrapped...Read More →
This was from Day Two in the “Week of Good Stories.” The day after having shot & reported the Folsom City Works Day, I came into the KCRA newsroom at 7 a.m. and sent out...Read More →
This is the first of something special here. A series called, “Week of Good Stories.” This is not meant to imply “feel good” stories. Although they all are very positive. In TV news, journalists/photojournalists can go...Read More →
David Blanchard and Thom Green, two close personal friends, who I met when making my film Nightbeats. They helped to coordinate the nightclub music, which David arranged and performed, and Thom played a small by pivotal...Read More →
I love cats! I’ve written several times on this site about my love of dogs, and involvement with greyhounds and greyhound rescue. But I am also a big cat person. I’ve had cats for much...Read More →
I love books! And I love bookstores!! Just yesterday I was up in Yuba City chasing rain for KCRA. (I have written before about our extensive weather coverage.) It was time for lunch and since...Read More →
I don’t normally work on Mondays, but this week I’m not only working Tuesday-Saturday, I’m working Monday-Saturday. Six days. But this is the job. As I always tell people, if you want a regular work...Read More →
One thing that people have been saying a lot to me these days (and I wonder if it’s because I’m sporting all-gray hair now) is, “I’ll bet you’ve seen a lot of things in your...Read More →
This is just going to be a short one. When KCRA news shooters at are assigned to head “up to the hill” into the mountains to cover the winter snows, in addition to our new stories,...Read More →
Going into the 2015 Holidays, I told the news managers at KCRA that my goal was to turn a reporter-photographer package on all three of the major holidays—Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s. I’d volunteered to work...Read More →
I love bicycles! I got my first bicycle when I was 13 – a used orange 10-speed Schwinn. It opened up my world. I rode that bike EVERYWHERE! By the time I was fifteen I...Read More →
2015 has been a wild year for me. Some of which I’ve mentioned here recently, others I may bring up at a later date. Among them, my recent article on my taking a break from...Read More →
A News Day-In-The-Life: When I come into work in the mornings I almost never know what I’m going to be doing or where I’m going to be going that day. And I like that. I...Read More →
“Doing more with less.” We’ve heard this a lot over the past number of years, particularly in the wake of the 2008 economic downturn. I’ve taken advantage of that ethos in expanding from shooting TV...Read More →