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This podcast is all about pulling the curtain back on TV news and getting a look at how the journalism sausage is made. It’s also a chance to more intimately get to know the journalists doing that work through conversations about guests’ career paths, memorable moments and stories, and day-to-day lives.

This podcast is all about pulling the curtain back on TV news and getting a look at how the journalism sausage is made. It’s also a chance to more intimately get to know the journalists doing that work through conversations about guests’ career paths, memorable moments and stories, and day-to-day lives.
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This podcast is all about pulling the curtain back on TV news and getting a look at how the journalism sausage is made. It’s also a chance to more intimately get to know the journalists doing that work through conversations about guests’ career paths, memorable moments and stories, and day-to-day lives.

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English


Episodes

Major Garrett | CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent

5/23/2019
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Major Garrett is the Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and host of the politics/pop culture podcast "The Takeout." We talk about the coveted interview he landed recently with a high-ranking White House official, his face-off with President Obama over the Iran deal that put him in the headlines, what the work expectations at CBS News are in covering the unpredictable Trump presidency, and where to find the best stories in Washington. Check out his podcast and his latest book, Mr....

Duration:00:37:40

Lauren Magiera | WGN Chicago Sports Anchor

5/16/2019
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Lauren Magiera is the first female sports anchor and reporter to work for the legendary WGN in Chicago. We talk about the unpleasant social media reaction to her historic hiring, how she manages to find fresh storylines during long seasons, what one of this year's Oscar-nominated films taught a Blackhawks player about hockey and life, and who the best soundbites in Chicago sports are, including a Bears running back who told her to call him "Big Daddy".

Duration:00:34:23

Elex Michaelson | Fox Los Angeles Anchor

5/9/2019
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Elex Michaelson is the main evening anchor at Fox11 Los Angeles and a veteran journalist in the nation's 2nd-largest TV market. We discuss how he accidentally ended up covering Lamar Odom's overdose in Las Vegas, his recent one-on-one interview with Kim Kardashian, how he approaches questioning President Donald Trump, and some of the amazing "pay it forward" stories he's helped facilitate in southern California. Elex hosts "The Issue Is" on Fox11 Friday nights at 10:30 and on Fox2 San...

Duration:00:42:05

Jeff Butera | ABC Fort Myers Anchor

5/2/2019
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Jeff Butera is the evening anchor at ABC Fort Myers, FL and the author of the broadcast journalism guidebook "Write Like You Talk." We talk about why cliches and "cop-speak" pepper newscasts and what some of the worst offenses are, covering 9/11 as a college student, the people Jeff still remembers from Hurricane Katrina, and a piece he did on the shocking dangers of giving birth in America. Check out his book: http://www.writelikeyoutalk.com

Duration:00:25:17

Matt Pearl | NBC Atlanta Reporter

4/25/2019
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Matt Pearl is a reporter at NBC Atlanta and author of "The Solo Video Journalist." We talk about what Matt recently taught students at a storytelling workshop, the best untold Atlanta stories he's discovered, the endurance it takes to cover an Olympics (he's been to three!), and the story of an ex-con who rescued a toddler that ended up on NBC Nightly News. Matt also has a great podcast of his own called Telling The Story - http://tellingthestoryblog.com/category/podcasts/

Duration:00:44:58

Craig Stevens | Fox Miami Anchor

4/18/2019
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Craig Stevens is the longtime evening anchor at 7News Miami, the Fox affiliate. We talk about how he handles anchoring for hours on end during hurricane coverage, how his ad-libbing skills were put to the test during the 2000 presidential election, why Cuba denied his visa to cover Fidel Castro's funeral and what it's really like to start your career in a mailroom.

Duration:00:37:23

Joe Little | NBC San Diego Reporter

4/11/2019
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Joe Little is an MMJ reporter and the Director of Storytelling at NBC San Diego. He's outspoken, honest, and sometimes aggressive in giving his opinions on TV news. We discuss his hatred of stick microphones that identify the station they belong to, his reputation for creatively and effectively using himself in stories to demonstrate a point, how he covered 9/11 from the front lines and why you're doing yourself a huge disservice if you shoot video on your cell phone vertically.

Duration:00:40:03

Stanley Roberts | CBS Phoenix Reporter

4/4/2019
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Stanley Roberts is a reporter for CBS Phoenix who spent 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Stanley's famous for catching bad behavior on video, and confronting the wrongdoers. His segments connect so well with viewers because he finds the everyday, "quality-of-life" irritants that wouldn't normally make the news. We also discuss his career beginnings in Los Angeles as a photographer covering the OJ Simpson trial and the LA Riots.

Duration:00:29:50

Miguel Martinez-Valle | NBC and Telemundo Philadelphia Reporter

3/28/2019
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Miguel Martinez-Valle is a bilingual reporter for both NBC and Telemundo Philadelphia. We discuss his extensive coverage of immigrant issues and why language is so important to that, handling rowdy Eagles fans on live television, covering the Las Vegas mass shooting while having tickets to the concert, and why he decided to be publicly open about his sexuality.

Duration:00:28:40

Darcy Spears (Pt. 2) | ABC Las Vegas Investigative Reporter

3/21/2019
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Darcy Spears is the award-winning Chief Investigative Reporter for ABC Las Vegas. We talk about her investigations related to the Las Vegas mass shooting and her wildly popular weekly segment 'Dirty Dining' where she confronts owners of restaurants that health inspectors have either shut down or scored with the most demerits for violations.

Duration:00:24:10

Darcy Spears (Pt. 1) | ABC Las Vegas Investigative Reporter

3/14/2019
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Darcy Spears is the award-winning Chief Investigative Reporter for ABC Las Vegas. We talk about her recent investigations that have exposed animal abuse at local aquariums and shelters, why it can take years to get a story on the air, and how her reporting has directly led to changes in Nevada state law.

Duration:00:29:22

Nancy Loo | WGN Chicago Reporter

3/7/2019
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Nancy Loo has anchored and reported in New York City, Chicago and internationally. She's currently a morning reporter for WGN Chicago. We talk about how she met her husband covering a coup attempt in the Philippines, going into labor during a newscast, anchoring for 8+ hours during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and the time she went viral for telling viewers not to be stupid.

Duration:00:33:19

Sherry Margolis | Fox Detroit Anchor

2/28/2019
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Sherry Margolis is a veteran anchor at Fox 2 Detroit. We talk about her secret to lasting so long in the business, her yearly "Tribute to the Troops" special, how she handles internet trolls, and the tragedy the Fox Detroit newsroom has dealt with recently.

Duration:00:32:53

Michael Perchick | ABC Raleigh Reporter

2/21/2019
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Michael Perchick is a reporter for ABC 11 in Raleigh, North Carolina - one of just eight local TV stations owned and operated by Disney/ABC. We talk about a 14-year-old rap sensation with several celebrity fans, the emotional interview with the wife of a crime victim that significantly impacted Michael, his award-winning coverage of the Texas education system, and the decision to move from sports to news.

Duration:00:43:22

Farrah Fazal (Pt. 2) | Immigration and Conflict Journalist

2/18/2019
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Farrah Fazal is a conflict journalist who travels to the most dangerous parts of the world to report on conditions there. In Part 2 of our conversation, we talk about how she deals with constant death threats, how she turned an outspoken enemy into a friend and trusted source, and the world exclusive interview she did with an American teenage terrorist convicted of helping ISIS.

Duration:00:23:48

Farrah Fazal (Pt. 1) | Immigration and Conflict Journalist

2/14/2019
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Farrah Fazal is a conflict journalist who travels to the most dangerous parts of the world to report on conditions there. In Part 1 of our conversation, we talk about her experience at the Syria/Lebanon border, reporting on immigration and drug cartels at the U.S./Mexico border and when she rescued a toddler from a Somali refugee camp, reuniting her with her mother in America.

Duration:00:27:37

Talia Kaplan | News 12 Long Island Anchor

2/7/2019
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Talia Kaplan is an anchor/reporter at the News 12 Long Island and Westchester cable stations in the New York area. We talk about the documentary series she's getting set to release, what working and freelancing in New York City is like, how she uses social media to land exclusive interviews and when a tornado at St. Louis airport put her in the national spotlight.

Duration:00:35:31

Bill Walsh | CBS Milwaukee Anchor

1/31/2019
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Bill Walsh was a reporter in Green Bay, WI during the Steven Avery murder trial made famous in Netflix's hit show "Making a Murderer" and now anchors for the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee. We talk about when Bill had a 1-on-1 interview with Avery, the biased agenda he saw in "Making a Murderer", chemistry between anchors on the desk, and why it's so difficult to be a young reporter.

Duration:00:31:38

Alex Zaslow | Digital Journalist

1/24/2019
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Alex Zaslow is a digital journalist who's helped produce CNN documentaries, worked side-by-side with Katie Couric and had jobs with The Today Show and Huffington Post. We talk about going viral, digital vs. broadcast, and growing up with two famous parents - Sherry Margolis, a news anchor in Detroit, and the late Jeff Zaslow, a Wall Street Journal columnist and best-selling author who wrote the book that became the movie Sully.

Duration:00:28:21

Chris Conte | CBS Nashville Reporter

1/17/2019
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Chris Conte is one of the masterful storytellers in the news industry. He's been at CBS Nashville for 7 years, and he turns reporting into an art form. We discuss how he does it so well, the time a case of mistaken identity led to death threats, crossing the finish line during the Boston Marathon terrorist attack and the documentary he produced on devastating Tennessee wildfires.

Duration:00:34:37