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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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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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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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Christmas Is Upon Us

November 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

The Christmas Season is officially here. Known as “Black Friday,” the first day after Thanksgiving when all the stores are mad with super-low one-day sales and the public turns into shopping zombies to get deals...

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Late yesterday I got these text messages from Leslie Korrine with the Sacramento SPCA: “We have been inundated. Running out of animals!! It’s been a madhouse. People lined up at 8am.” Then from me: “Did...

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KCRA – SPCA Adopt-A-Thon Preview 11-11-2011

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m rushing to post this story this evening to help promote the Sacramento SPCA 11-11 adoption drive that begins tomorrow, Friday, November 11 — 11/11. On an average day the SPCA adopts out 25-35 pets...

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KWCH – Runners Photo Essay 1984

October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m posting this as an historical artifact. It isn’t great television, in fact, it’s the kind of story that I don’t think anyone does anymore. This story is significant for one major thing in my...

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My 2010 MMJ Resume Reel

September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, after I posted my 1995 resume reel, I got to thinking about how long it’s been since I’ve put together an audition reel or a compilation of my work. I’m a...

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Remembering the 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm

August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, October 20, 1991, the hills above Oakland and Berkeley, California, were ravaged by an extraordinary firestorm. Immediately, KCRA-TV, in Sacramento, dispatched every available crew and as many other photographers and reporters who they...

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KCRA Babylon City Market

July 22, 2011 | 1 Comments

Went out first thing on Tuesday to shoot a story about the new Babylon City Market at 1745 Watt Avenue, which opened just a few weeks ago. Sacramento has a number of Eastern and Arabic...

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Yanina Cywinska “The Sugar Plum Nut”

April 18, 2011 | 15 Comments

Yanina Cywinska “The Sugar Plum Nut” from Mike Carroll on Vimeo. A few weeks ago I was sent out with a news intern to shoot an interview with an 82 year old woman in Concord,...

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The Good Cameras Behind Goodwill

February 27, 2011 | 1 Comments

KCRA Common Ground – Goodwill Stores Get A Facelift from Mike Carroll on Vimeo. Canon 7D in 1080 60p Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 lens JVC GY-HD100U camcorder in 720 HDV Adobe Premier CS5 FINDING THE STORY:...

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One-Man Filmmaking – One-Man Newsmaking

January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

My paying gig as a TV news cameraman at KCRA in Sacramento has become much more demanding over the past year, and even more so in the past month. Frequently I return home late and...

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