Breaking News Trifecta Doesn't Break WABC
How were you able to move into Election Day coverage when so much of the area was still suffering from Sandy?
Obviously, we couldn’t say that because of Sandy we can’t give you election coverage. We just bucked up. We had reporters going to Chicago and Boston.
We had done a lot of election planning before the storm. We had planned for months, and enough so that we had those plans in place and it was really seamless. But then there was the Nor’easter. That’s when you start asking questions like what is going on here.
You must have all been wiped out.
Actually, I was tired, but you know how the adrenaline gets going when you are covering such a huge story. And the team really was just tired and a lot of them didn’t have power in their own homes, but that didn’t stop them from the great coverage.
Each of these three big stories would have been enough to wear down any newsroom. The fact that we had three stories back-to-back and the team still was coming in with smiles on their faces and wanting to know what the could do is, like, wow.
Still glad you came to New York?
I am not saying anything about this being about New York, but who knew it would be this crazy? But this city is so resilient, and this team is so resilient, that we will be ready for whatever comes our way.