As a supervising producer for KOMU-TV newscast, the local NBC affiliate in Mid-Missouri, I was buried with the never-ending snowstorm coverage. The region was dealing with the gigantic proportions of snow blanketing the Midwest. The next week, a stronger storm swept through once again.
This specific piece aired February 26, 2013 at 10 pm. Focusing on the second storm, I began the newscast with video of the vast amounts of snow in Columbia, Mo. I thought this would be an excellent way to captivate the audience with visually appealing content. I felt this set the stage for our show. During the show, I coordinated three separate live shots that came together to be KOMU's team coverage. Each live shot focused on different components regarding the storm. We also incorporated multiple transitions to those live shots, along with informational graphics and compelling video.
Overall, I believe this show demonstrates my ability to deal with big, busy news day and put a high quality product on the air. I am calm under pressure and work well with my colleagues. I make the best decisions possible for the station, as well as, the reporters, anchors, and directors. This show demonstrates my strong skills behind the screen by keeping time, interacting with the anchors and coordinating crisp live shots. I tackled many obstacles that came along with the dangerous high winds and sheets of ice. This adrenaline pumping show provided our viewers with additional coverage and gave me a newfound confidence in producing.