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KCRA Tom Ogren – Alergy-Free Landscapes

December 5, 2012 | 1 Comments

This is a story that KCRA assignment editor Melissa Chacon, who is the glue that holds the newsroom together, has wanted to do for years. Finally, allergy-free landscape advocate Tom Ogren was in Sacramento for...

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KZAP Lives Again At KDVS

November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

For 48-hours on November 8-9, 2012, the U.C. Davis student-run campus radio station KDVS 90.3 FM. I was sent out to do a story on this for KCRA’s 6 o’clock news. KZAP was one of...

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Hi Mike! I can only imagine how weird it must be; I hope you are relaxing and having fun! The picture I sent is yours… use it wherever or however you choose.Your book was fantastic!...

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KCRA Photographers Reporting In The A-Block

July 31, 2012 | 1 Comments

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...

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It’s said that everyone loves a parade. That certainly is the case in my neighborhood of Hollywood Park in Sacramento. That I would wind up living in a place called Hollywood is both ironic and...

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Eclipse Update – Video Highlights

May 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Solar eclipse was one week ago today. On that afternoon KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California, broadcast 90-minutes of live coverage from 5-7 o’clock, with a half hour for NBC Nightly News at 5:30-6 P.M. As...

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Covering The Eclipse

May 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

News is not a regularly scheduled thing. Sometimes things happen on your days off and a call for volunteers is put out. I’ve always been fascinated by astronomy, the planets and alignments — so eclipses...

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This is a TV news story that I shot, reported, wrote and edited that ran on KCRA-TV’s Common Ground on Saturday May 19, 2012. In daily news we live under very strong time constraints of...

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A month ago I reported a story KCRA Channel 3 Reports about a delegation of Chinese businessmen and government officials from Funan County in the People’s Republic of China coming to Sacramento to look at...

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This past week I was a guest on KCRAChannel 3 Reports at 7 A.M. with host Adrienne Bankert to discuss my new book Breaking Into TV News: How To Get A Job & Excel As...

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KCRA Olivia Morgan Graduates

May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Saturday at KCRA, my end of the week. After quickly shooting a story on an auction of California state government surplus i was given printouts for three addition stories for me to shoot quickly throughout...

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In Breaking Into TV News – How To Get A Job & Excel As A Reporter-Photographer is a section on “Writing” where I present five different stories that I’ve done as a reporter-photographer, starting with...

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KCRA Chinese Businessmen In Sacramento

March 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

A delegation of Chinese government leaders and businessmen from Funan County in China are visiting Sacramento, considering setting up a distribution center here for their products — baskets and woven furniture. I’ve seen woven baskets...

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KCRA Nello Olivo’s Award-Winning Wine–Dipped

February 7, 2012 | 1 Comments

I’ve done a couple of posts about my friend Nello Olivo’s award-winning wines. He introduced his wines starting in 2010 and in his first year alone won over 24 state, national and international awards. He...

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Good Deeds Open Doors At Goodwill

January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The last day of 2011. New Year’s Eve. KCRA reporter Brian Hickey and I are sent out on assignment to cover people making last minute donations to get breaks on their 2011 taxes. Last year...

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Christmas Day, December 25, 2011 I’ve really been looking forward to this Christmas Day. It’s one of those rare Christmas Days where I actually have the day off. News is a 7-day-a-week business and Christmas...

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Every now and then in the business of TV news you get a chance to meet and do a story on someone who’s work you admire and who had been a part of something historic....

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Several weeks ago I received an e-mail from a friend and former co-worker at KCRA asking if I could help out a filmmaker friend of hers. Her friend had a short film and wanted to...

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