Today was a great example of how plans can quickly change inthis crazy television business! I was out shooting an interview for mystory about the upcoming Catholic parish reorganization when twoexplosions/bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. That was at about 2pm. As the afternoon progressed, we realized we wouldnot be airing our regular newscasts today. Instead, we stuck withnational coverage as more information about the explosions surfaced. Inthe end, that meant that neither version of my story made it on air (theshorter version at 4:30 or the longer version at 6). Luckily, the parishreorganization story won't be "old news" tomorrow, it's kind of whatwe call "evergreen" for now, so it should air tomorrow. Andeven though we didn't come on at 6pm, all of us were in the studio ready to gojust in case. Ann at the desk, Chad in the weather center, Brandon and Iin the studio ready to report. Nick LaGrange was around, too. In asituation like that, always better to be prepared than scrambling at the lastminute!
I guess it ended up being a good lesson for our newestreporter, Gabrielle. Today was her first day on board, so be on thelookout for her on-air debut soon (likely end of this week/beginning ofnext)! Gabrielle is from Philly, but is excited to be here and we areexcited to have her! I've been able to spend some time with her, and sheis a sweetheart! I'm sure she will fit right in!
Well, just a short little update to start the week. Hope it's going well for you, thus far! We'll see what tomorrow brings! Hopefully some more great weather! Pretty soon I'll have to remember topack the sunscreen in my work bag, just in case!
Until next time,