The News Never Stops at NBC4

By Dean’s Intern Emma Dion at NBC4

Emma DionOne of the most valuable lessons that I’ve learned this semester at NBC4 is that the news never stops. House fires, shootings and hit-and-run car accidents don’t take a day off – not on holidays, not on weekends. There are always people monitoring the news in the office here at NBC4 and consequently there is always a story to report. This past weekend, I spent my Saturday with an NBC reporter and photographer working into the late evening on a story about a police traffic stop that left a Maryland man paralyzed. While most of the working population enjoys their Saturday nights off, reporters work around the clock, constantly staying on top of the latest stories and keeping their viewers up to date on what’s going on.

Interning with NBC4 has taught me so much about how a newsroom operates on a day-to-day basis. However, only venturing out into the field with reporters and photographers has taught me the dedication and perseverance that it takes to be a broadcast reporter. That Saturday, we worked all night to understand the events of the incident, capture the most important elements on camera, all while remaining objective and meeting our deadline. NBC4’s slogan is “Working 4 You,” and through field experiences like this, I’ve learned the depths that the team is willing to go to fulfill that promise.