Also, you guys should check out this YouTube channel called NewsPartnerships
. It’s a channel run by NBC News that promotes much of the affiliate relations between the network and the local station. Usually this involves cross talk, custom teases, set visits. If you have time it’s worth a look around.
Here’s a video of former NBC correspondent, Jacob Rascon, who is now an anchor/reporter at KPRC visiting the Today Show set in PyeongChang.
Jacob was a rising figure at the network but he has four young children under eight (and he’s only 31!) and would only be home about a week or two a month. So when the offer came in to have an anchor/reporter job near his family he took it. I completely understand why he’d turn down an offer to continue a contract as a correspondent. His father Art Rascon, who was a former CBS News correspondent, happens to be a competitor to Jacob and KPRC. Art is an anchor at KTRK - the ABC owned station for their 11 AM and 5&6pm newscasts. So far it appears they’ve only anchored against each other a handful of times. Mike McGuff (who is a media blogger in Houston and gets a lot scoops) said to the Houston Chronicle
that he believes Jacob will be the one to replace KPRC’s main anchor Bill Balleza when he retires in 2021.
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.