Thursday, November 29, 2018
First Person: Active Shooter
Eventually, there was a briefing from State Police. It wasn't much, but it was something. By now, you know the details, so there is no need to rehash the tragedy here.
After the briefing, it was back to the truck to prepare something for Newswatch 16 at Noon. I banged out a script on my laptop and sent it back to the station. I can't say there weren't challenges. We depend on cell phones quite a bit these days, even transmission of video. This part of Monroe County does not enjoy strong cellular service. However, we were in a satellite truck. The dish found the bird, and we were in business.
By the way, thanks to the staff at the near by Crescent Lodge. Your men's room was greatly appreciated, and I wasn't the only media member who benefited from your kindness.
Our noon report went off without a hitch. We even stayed a few minutes late to do something for the new ABC News streaming service, ABC News Live. That was a first for me.
The day ended with the story being handed over to our Pocono beat reporter, Carmella Mataloni, who did outstanding things during the evening Newswatch 16 editions.
It was a sad story that presented a few challenges. My sympathy to the victim and his family. My thanks to my coworkers.
AT 12:00 AM