Back to career #1

Tomorrow begins the sixth year of my returning to KPIX, the CBS owned and operated television station in San Francisco. This was my home before I left to teach at Syracuse University's Newhouse School in 2011.

 Taxi to the city.

Taxi to the city.

 Representing SU.

Representing SU.

There's lots to do to prepare for working as a TV reporter. It takes a good bit of equipment to report, shoot, edit and send stories back to the station. And because I'm working as a multi-media journalist (MMJ) I'm responsible for doing all those things. I have to make sure all that equipment works. So, over the weekend I've tested my gear to make sure it's all ready to go. You don't want to find out on deadline that something isn't functioning the way it should.

 Full tank of gas - ✓

Full tank of gas - ✓

 Camera battery charged - ✓

Camera battery charged - ✓

 Computer charged - ✓

Computer charged - ✓

 Camera recording card - ✓

Camera recording card - ✓

I'll be writing updates on my experiences here, with an eye toward what students can expect as they head out into the field after graduation - the challenges, the fun, the hard work, the excitement of local TV news. Come on back.

Landing at SFO.