When the TV room becomes the TV studio
KRIV Anchor Sally MacDonald co-anchors the morning newscast for the FOX Houston O&O from her new home studio which had been her family’s tv room.
Sally shared some tips on what she used and how the process worked:
“We downloaded LU-Lite and ops manager licensing.
You could use a web cam or if you want an external cam like we are using -you need a $100 ultra studio mini recorder adapter.
While I did not have a teleprompter, I relied on the rundown through my laptop. Shows were built where I said hello in boxes with the co-anchor and tossed to weather. I had 3-4 vo/sots in A blocks and would just advance stories on my laptop… adlib Intros and then read VOS. I followed along in the rundown and could adlib when on cam.
The other blocks were pretty easy – I was in boxes with my co-anchor tossing to pkgs or reporters or just switching off on VOs…”
Sally even had a live studio audience as her daughters watched mom at work!