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KCRA Salvation Army Food Truck Thanksgiving

November 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ever since I’ve been shooting TV news, if I’m working Thanksgiving Day, I can count on being at shelter or a church filming traditional Thanksgiving meals being served to those in need. It just goes...

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I am a fanatic about editing and starting a shot on just the right frame — and frames in TV in the U.S. roll at 30-frames-per-second. But in editing, being off by so much as...

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November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

I often tell people that I don’t believe in Heaven, but I do believe in angels. One of the angels who is always looking over me is Melissa Chacon on the KCRA assignment desk. She...

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In this post I started out wanting to provide a moment-by-moment chronicle of covering one of my one-person reporter-photographer TV news stories. But as you will see, when you’re covering a the mountains without the best of...

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Last weekend I was sent out to shoot a quick V.O. (voice over) of the once-a-month vet clinic that veterinarians and vet students from the U .C. Davis Hospital of Veterinary Medicine provide for the...

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KCRA Ilsa Hess – Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip

May 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Several months ago I was sent to cover Veg Fest, an all-vegetarian food & health event, for KCRA-3‘s weekend news. One of the people we interviewed there was Ilsa Hess, who was selling her all-vegan...

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KCRA Midtown Farmers Market 4-27-2013

May 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve done a same day news story — as both photographer and reporter — so I’m very glad to resent this latest addition. Last weekend my Saturday was all mapped...

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KCRA – $6 Bag O’ Books!

January 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Heading out of KCRA this morning with morning anchor Mae Fesai to shoot a story at Raley’s about their football deli food for 49ers fans for the game today. “Then we have to go shoot...

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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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Former KZAP DJ back at home at the microphone in the KDVS studio.

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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The book Breaking Into TV News: How To Get A Job & Excel As A TV Reporter-Photographer is now Breaking  ...

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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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This morning I was a guest on Insight, a daily morning interview program on KXJZ 90.9 Capital Public Radio with host Beth Ruyack, who had been with KCRA-TV just before I came on board. A...

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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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Olivia Morgan, who graduated today with a liberal arts teaching degree from Brandman University.

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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