TV anchor, photojournalist killed when tree falls on news vehicle

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TV anchor, photojournalist killed when tree falls on news vehicle

Post by Pete » Tue May 29, 2018 9:05 am

TRYON, N.C. - A TV news anchor and a photojournalist were killed Monday when a tree fell on their vehicle in North Carolina as they reported on flooding and severe weather associated with Subtropical Storm Alberto, the television station said.

WYFF-TV Anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer both worked in the Greenville, South Carolina, market for more than a decade, anchor Carol Goldsmith said on air, breaking the news.

"Mike and Aaron were beloved members of our team - our family," Goldsmith said.

More---------------------> https://www.wsoctv.com/news/north-carol ... /758482929
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Re: TV anchor, photojournalist killed when tree falls on news vehicle

Post by aluannie@q.com » Tue May 29, 2018 9:10 am

Pete wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 9:05 am
TRYON, N.C. - A TV news anchor and a photojournalist were killed Monday when a tree fell on their vehicle in North Carolina as they reported on flooding and severe weather associated with Subtropical Storm Alberto, the television station said.

WYFF-TV Anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer both worked in the Greenville, South Carolina, market for more than a decade, anchor Carol Goldsmith said on air, breaking the news.

"Mike and Aaron were beloved members of our team - our family," Goldsmith said.

More---------------------> https://www.wsoctv.com/news/north-carol ... /758482929
So sad and such a young man. News people put their lives on the line a lot to bring us the news.
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Re: TV anchor, photojournalist killed when tree falls on news vehicle

Post by Pete » Tue May 29, 2018 11:44 am

Those jobs are harder than they look. About 5 years ago I did on-camera interviews with every TV news station in Atlanta, and I saw first hand all the prep work & 'hurry up and wait' nonsense they go through
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