Lights, Camera, Prompter

As promised in my previous post, this week I will be discussing what it is like to work during the midday news broadcast. Unlike The Hampton Roads Show, the midday news can change at any moment. Stories can be cut, or as the producers refer to it “dead,” during the middle of the broadcast, so everybody has to be prepared if anything changes. During the past couple weeks I have been working for the midday news I have learned how to operate the cameras and run teleprompter. Let’s start with what goes into running teleprompter. First off, the teleprompter is…