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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Spotlight Article: Covering the Jessie Davis Story

Whether we like it or not, the Jessie Davis story has become THE local story of the year. Since I've been at WKYC, I have never seen a story covered quite like this in the past 13 years - other than on September 11th, 2001.

We've basically moved our main anchor team and a team of reporters to Stark County to cover every angle of this story including Tim White, Romona Robinson, Dave Summers, Maureen Kyle, Paul Thomas, Mike O'Mara & Kristin Anderson - along with a whole crew of engineers, technicians and on site producers.
Back at the station, we have a whole team here handling the planning of our coverage & our regular on-air operations. Today, we have been doing local updates every 30 minutes as crews searched a mound of freshly disturbed ground.
It's the biggest development so far.
Even though, we've been doing coverage since this story broke, we didn't quite expect today's developments. So, we had to do some quick planning & dispatch crews where we needed them.
I've included some pictures of our 6 PM coverage for those of you who read our blog from out of town.
Click on each picture to view them full screen.
Until this story is resolved, be sure to keep checking back with us on the blog for more behind the scenes stories.

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