Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sometimes it takes yelling to get the news on

I think we all feel sadness when a soldier passes away. Today a Fort Hood soldier was found dead on his front porch. At this time, we don’t know how exactly he died. He’d recently returned from West Africa and that made some concerned about Ebola.  

We’ve since learned he did not have Ebola and this is the behind the scenes look at how we got the news on the air quickly.

What you can’t see is that just 30 seconds before this story went on the air, we learned the soldier’s test results.

There was no time to change scripts so my coworkers just yelled from person to person at me across our large newsroom.

We were able to get the information on the air quickly.

I’m happy to have reported such timely information. I do wish it didn’t have to do with a soldier’s death.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The backstory with a Shipley Do-nuts owner accused in a lawsuit

Here's a bit of the behind the scenes. I called the owner to get her take on the "fired over a pregnancy" lawsuit. She talked to me on the phone for a few and then asked to call me right back. ...She never did. Her phone went to voicemail when I called her a couple more times.

Here's the full story: