Venturing Into the Newsroom

This past week I added a day of work at WAVY to follow a producer. I’ve always been interested in the production side of TV, so shadowing someone who does it for a living gave me insight as to what it’s like. I followed Bob Bennett, the award-winning producer of the 6 p.m. show. To start the day, we went to the news meeting in the morning where all of the reporters, assignment desk personnel and producers of each daily show discuss what stories are being run and when. It was a great experience to see and listen in on…