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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

Craig Stevens

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

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

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

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 (Part 2)

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 (Part 1)

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

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

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

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 (Part 2)

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 (Part 1)

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

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

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

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

1/17/2019
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Chris Conte is one of the most 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

Bill Ritter

1/12/2019
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Bill Ritter has been the evening anchor at ABC7 New York since 1999. His experience has provided him with excellent insights into the news business, not to mention countless interesting stories from his career. Some of the many topics we discuss: what his job as an anchor entails (spoiler: it's more than just reading a teleprompter), what covering 9/11 was like, working in local vs. national news, meeting President Jimmy Carter.

Duration:00:42:19

Matt Finn

1/12/2019
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Matt Finn is a Fox News National Correspondent based in Chicago. He's covered a number of major stories across the country and is considered an up-and-coming star at the cable network. A few of the topics we discuss: Matt's experience with right-wing bias working at Fox, covering Hurricane Harvey, his investigative reporting on the Parkland shooting for which he received intense national attention.

Duration:00:40:49

Lesley Marin

1/12/2019
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Lesley Marin is a morning show reporter for CBS2 / KCAL9 in Los Angeles. Back home now in her native Southern California, Lesley was previously a weekend anchor and reporter in Las Vegas. Some topics we discuss: her first week at CBS covering the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting and the Woolsey Fire, interviewing Ice Cube, when her story of a heroic cat that saved a toddler's life went viral.

Duration:00:29:49