Adweek Together: Telling the Story of a Generation

How TV news networks are continuing to produce 24/7 coverage

Dianna McDougall

We are living through the story of a generation, a moment unlike any other in modern times. And unlike other big news stories in the 21st century, from the 9/11 attacks to natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, this pandemic affects us all: big cities and small towns, school-aged and retired, blue and white collar. The coronavirus crisis is medical, economic, political and more.

It’s during major events like this that TV news thrives. But how are NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and all the rest producing nonstop news when their own reporters, producers and anchors aren’t leaving their homes?

On today’s episode of Adweek Together, Fox News anchors Maria Bartiromo and Harris Faulkner discuss how they are working through the crisis. Plus, Fox News vice president of field operations Scott Wilder tells us how the network has managed to build more than 40 remote studios to keep the news coming.

Adweek Together is a daily live discussion, at noon ET, hosted by our editors along with the leaders of the companies we cover, seeking guidance, solutions and information—together. For inquiries and feedback, email us at

@ChrisAriens Chris Ariens is the managing editor and director of video at Adweek.