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Years of interruptible foldback

If you watch any amount of television news, chances are you’ve seen a news anchor or reporter put their finger up to the side of their ear as if they’re trying to hear something. That’s what’s happening. A tiny earpiece with a long cord attached is how producers, directors, camera operators, live truck operators and anyone else with control of a live situation in...

Lav microphone for iPhone could help TV news stations

If you work in television news, you know all about budget cuts. Actually, if you work in any industry, you may have noticed the effects of slimmer budgets at some point. In TV News, there are certain things that crews go ‘without’ when times are tough and the belt is tightened. Vending machines, reporter notebooks, Sharpies, free company Polo shirts…the list is long. Some things...

Asiana crash image gallery

A Boeing 777-200 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport, CA.  Flight OZ-214 originated in Seoul-Incheon International Airport, South Korea. There were 291 passengers and 12 crew members on board  The airplane impacted the ground while attempting to land on runway 28L. Photos and videos from the accident scene show debris including pieces of the...

Asiana crash audio – air traffic control

Asiana crash audio from air traffic control Saturday, July 6, 2013: Here is a stripped down audio from air traffic control of the Asiana Airlines Flight #214 crash in San Francisco (click play button above). (via: San Francisco International Airport) Crash Narrative (Developing) A Boeing 777-200 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO). ...

CBS4’s Al Sunshine retirement news

TV News is a unique business in that you can’t get too comfortable. That’s been my experience, anyway. For most people in the industry, maintaining a job requires moving to several cities over the course of your career. Some are able to land a job at their home-town television station and stay for 30-40 years before retiring, but it’s not the norm. I’ve been in the...

18 years: the search for Jodi Huisentruit

18 years is a hell of a long time to wait without answers. I can’t imagine how the family of former television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit must truly feel. I’ve talked with a few of them over the years and we stay in touch, but to deal with the pain and agony of not knowing where a loved one is, must truly be the worst nightmare anyone can face. Jodi was abducted 18 years ago today...

Shuckers restaurant deck collapse

The big story Friday was the Shuckers restaurant deck collapse in South Florida. The restaurant is located a very small town called North Bay Village – very close to Miami. The restaurant is known for it’s back patio on the pier of Biscayne Bay. Boats and Jet Skis cruise by as patrons enjoyed the sun and breeze coming off the water. But Friday, the scene wasn’t nearly as serene...

3D inspection nothing new for South Florida company

The Great 3D Revolution Recently the social interwebs came alive with with video of a 25-year-old, Ray Ban-clad, hat bill-flipped Texan popping off rounds from a handgun at a local gun range. It wasn’t exciting. What was, is the fact that the gun he was using was made of all plastic and it was made with a 3D printer. Cody Wilson shot once and killed twice that day. He killed the notion that...

Primer: Your first, unexpected TV news interview

Oh no, that reporter is looking at me… Don’t pick me, don’t pick me…run. I gotta get out of here, I gotta… Oh hi! Yes, I was standing here and the cars just crashed right in front of me…. STOP. We know you’re annoyed, scared, mad and stressed out. You just saw a horrible accident. You’re having an awful hair day. And, it’s a Monday. The last...

Blair Walsh: Kicking through the NFL

I had the great opportunity of meeting and interviewing Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh recently. When I learned Blair grew up in Boca Raton, Florida and played football and graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, I knew that South Floridians would have a big interest to learn about what Blair has done in the National Football League in such a short amount of time...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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