Friday, May 31, 2013

June Update

The big update from the month of May at The Weather Network was the coverage of the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on May 20. I was working on-air when the tornado hit and the decision was made to cover the tornado damage live.

Starting at 4:30 p.m., I did live hits every 6-8 minutes for four minutes at a time for seven straight hours. I bounced between giving information we had on the tornado, monitoring news outlets on the ground, checking out social media and talking with our stormhunters Mark Robinson and Jaclyn Whittal on the phone as they drove toward Moore.

It was an exhilarating and exhausting experience. It was the first time I had experienced a 'breaking news' type broadcast at The Weather Network. It was great to witness the complete team effort necessary to put the best coverage possible on-air: between the director, producer, editors, writers, and the on-air crew, we all pulled together.

And it was great to hear how the pleased the bosses were with our coverage.

Here's a look at my preliminary June TV schedule. Of course, depending on what area of the country you live in, you may not be able to see me at these times as TWN runs five different feeds: British Columbia, Alberta, GTA, Atlantic and National.

June 1 and 2 - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

June 3 and 5 - 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

June 8 and 9 - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

June 13 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 15 and 16 - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

June 21 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 22 and 23 - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

June 29 and 30 - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.