Whether it’s working from home, in the studio or out in the field, SAG-AFTRA’s broadcast members play a crucial role during the COVID-19 crisis: delivering vital information to the public when we need it most. Here are a sampling of members from around the nation who have had to adapt to life in these strange times to keep on doing their jobs. SAG-AFTRA thanks you for all you do.
This item originally featured in the SAG-AFTRA magazine spring 2020.
“The coronavirus pandemic is a tragedy, but also an opportunity for journalists to show why reliable, fact-based news is an essential public service.”
– ANDREW BOWEN, KPBS reporter and shop steward, San Diego (Photo by Lucas Ataide)
“If one more person says, ‘I wouldn’t touch you with a six-foot pole …’”
– HOLLY QUAN, reporter and anchor, KCBS Radio, San Francisco
“Social distancing is not easy as a news producer, but my team is working hard to protect each other and provide Philly-area viewers with the most up-to-date and accurate information on this COVID-19 outbreak. We are alone, but together... and we’ll get through it!”
– MONICA AVERY, TV News Producer, CBS3 Philadelphia
“Field reporting requires lots of mic and cables and lots of distancing between people you’re interviewing.”
– PETER DEMETRIOU, field reporter, KNX 1070 Newsradio, Los Angeles
“Telling stories of our community coming together during the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most fulfilling aspects of my job.”
– RACHEL COLEMAN, photojournalist and SAG-AFTRA shop steward, WDAF, Kansas City, Missouri