It doesn’t take News7 viewers long to catch on when we start doing something new. The latest case…anchors are moving around a lot more during live newscasts to showcase our set and make our shows more “interactive”. Here’s one comment we’ve received in recent weeks:
“The new world dictionary says that the word anchor means to stay or settle in a place. it seems that would also go to news(anchors), so please, stay in your sit and not go walking around the news floor. It’s disrupting to the people watching. we would much rather see the front of you instead of the backside.” (News7 Viewer)
The truth is, “walking and talking journalists” are nothing new but as some of you so candidly pointed out, you just don’t like it.
“This may be just one of my pet-peeves, but….”why” do all news reporters start their story or report by “walking” up to the camera while talking and then do their report ? They are talking while “coming out from behind a wall, or even walking out from behind an opening door”. Why not just stand in front of the camera and do the report ?” (News7 viewer)
Sorry News7 viewers. For those of you who don’t like all this “movement” tough luck! The powers-that-be in this building are encouraging it and so until otherwise, it’s here to stay. Which brings me to my next point…MY FEAR OF TRIPPING! We have to tote this heavy cables (our microphones) from studio station to station and sometimes we have less than 45 seconds to get from point A to B. Doesn’t sound bad huh? Throw in some high heels and the extra weight of the mic cable, not to mention, the chords get tangled in our chairs and like I said…my worst fear come true. So many times I’ve visualized myself falling…my front teeth coming out…what happens then?
Can’t wait till our wireless mic’s come…then maybe my nightmare about losing my two front teeth with cease. The weather guys already have wireless…See the difference?