6pm newscast showcasing two special reports and coverage of news events across our coverage area, from Temecula to the the Tijuana border.
6pm weekend newscast that led with special coverage of a deadly plane crash on a San Diego freeway. This crash happened early in the day and created national headlines.
Using the limited amount of crews and resources I had, I was able to create a dynamic A block with almost 20 minutes of coverage. I put my one live reporter at the scene where the crash happened and put our other photographer out where the plane was moved to. I also created two anchor pieces which I thought worked out pretty well. I found a man on social media who was an eyewitness to what happened and we created an anchor segment with his video and his phone interview for our anchor, Brandi. Also, as I was putting the day together, I realized there have been several plane crashes on local freeways so I put together an anchor package for David to read highlighting some of them. We had our meteorologist Dave do a traffic segment with live traffic maps to show how traffic was still affected. We also brought in a former FAA accident investigator to bring us more insight.
5pm newscast with storm watch coverage. We had an intense storm hit our area that even brought with it a tornado warning (which is something you typically never see in San Diego). In our A section, we brought 20 full minutes of storm coverage to give our viewers the latest that was going on, including extended weather, 2 live reporters, a phoner with a CHP officer, and showing viewer pictures/photos.