Network Air Time for NBC 30's Russini

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Here are two silver linings (can there be two linings?) from Friday’s gas explosion in Springfield, Mass: 1) No one was killed, 2) NBC30’s Dianna Russini got the opportunity to report live from the scene for the Weekend Today Show.

Springfield, Mass., gas explosion

Dianna Russini

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  1. And by coverage I mean TELEVISED live reports, not radio. Nice that Zeitlin at least got a radio phoner, but it seems kind of silly that the talent that know that turf the best were passed over for larger market out-of-towners. WWLP’s Ryan Walsh was standing about thirty yards away when the blast happened and he was live on the air less than five minutes later. Why use a CT or Boston reporter who drove in hours later?

  2. First of all, WVIT is an NBC O and O, so they are owned by the network, which means Today would use their own people.

    Second, if I were the network, would I want to put some rookie from market 100 on the air, or someone in market 30?