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When you work in the field of journalism you never know when breaking news is going to occur and, in an instant, you have to shift gears and whatever you were doing before he has...

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KCRA Digigirlz

June 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

I love doing stories about young people and education. (Perhaps encouraging students to show more interest in school than I ever expressed!) And I most especially love working on stories about young female students because...

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As I may have mentioned before on this site, at KCRA we invest a lot of time and effort into weather coverage and its impacts and effects. Snow, rain, heat, drought–these elements effect us all,...

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This is the third story in three years dealing with wintertime conditions and Donner Ski Ranch>. California has abruptly gone from five years of drought, where one year I never once went “up the hill”–our...

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On Christmas Day, I posted the news story that I reported, photographed & edited that aired in the KCRA Sunday evening newscasts. In my blog I told of the time that was spent in editing...

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Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2016 This is the second of my holiday reporter-photographer stories. On this morning my shift started at 5:30 AM. Normally I’d be going out with a reporter and doing live...

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KCRA Thanksgiving on North B Street

November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Working the Holidays: Working in TV news is like very few other regular jobs. TV news goes on the air 365 days a year. There are no holidays. Over the course of a career you’re...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016—I went into the afternoon meeting—where the producers, reporters, web desk writers meet to discuss the stories to do for the 10 & 11 o’clock news. “Hey, Mike—you have an idea for...

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This is probably the biggest story that I’ve ever tackled as a one-person reporter-photographer. I like doing stories that have weight and serious meat to them, but this is the first time I’ve ever done...

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KCRA — Rise of the Reel — All-GoPro

August 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

For some time now I’ve said I wanted to try a story that was shot entirely with the GoPro Hero 3+ that my marvelous sister Margo sent me a year-and-a-half ago. KCRA anchor Edie Lambert (@KCRAEdieLambert)...

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KCRA — Saving Feral Kittens

August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

(NOTE: All of the frame-grab photos on this page are from shots in the news story that were filmed using the GoPro Hero 3+.) Several months back I posted a KCRA news story that I...

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When photographers put stories together, it’s always presumed that they’re going to be strong on visuals, filled with lots of cool, exciting images and fast-editing. And many times this is the case. But there are...

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A number of times over the years I’ve on here about stories I’ve done on the Land Park Volunteer Corps, area residents who pitch in one Saturday a month to help keep William S. Land...

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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...

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KCRA–Rescuing South Korean Dogs

May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

It should be no secret to anyone that I am a big time dog lover. (Don’t get me wrong, I love cats as well, but you can’t easily walk cats.) I love walking a dog...

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Two weeks ago I ran a story that I reported, photographed and edited for KCRA-3 TV News about “Left”–an original musical show written by Thom Green and David Blanchard, inspired by the classic novel Lord...

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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...

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KCRA – Rocklin Kids Raise Cash for Cats

February 20, 2016 | 1 Comments

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...

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