NBC/Chicago’s Phil Rogers on B’cast Journalism During a Pandemic

April 23rd, 2020 by Jeff Hoyt

Jeff’s college radio friend Phil Rogers has been a reporter for NBC/Chicago for the past 30 years. Over the last five weeks, he’s been delivering twice-hourly live updates from an empty television studio with a robotic camera. In fact, he’s been the only person working the desk while the rest of the newsroom staff does their work from home. Phil talks here about about what it’s been like to cover all of the White House press briefings while managing a “fire hose” of news coming at him from all directions.