Thursday, August 7, 2014
First Person: Fire
My Tuesday morning assignment was to cover a particularly nasty fire on Lackawanna Avenue in East Stroudsburg. Our photographer, who works out of the Pocono Newsroom, was already there. I was to meet up with another photographer in Moosic, and drive to East Stroudsburg to do live reports for Newswatch 16 This Morning, and our noon broadcast. There were 10 scheduled "hits" in all.
One challenge was getting to the scene. All the streets surrounding the fire were closed.
We found some willing to share their stories, and I thank them. I know it isn't easy.
After Good Morning America ended, it was time to head to the Pocono Newsroom to write an updated version of the day's events for Newswatch 16 at Noon, another live report, and my day came to an end. I handed off to co-worker Amanda Kelley, who found more and interesting angles for our later broadcasts.
AT 12:00 AM