Boston Rivals Now Sharing News Choppers

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Boston Globe

Andrew Dubrovsky recalls the adrenaline rush he felt when multiple news helicopters raced to a breaking story, desperately trying to beat rival TV stations to the scene.

“It was a zoo up there,” recalled Dubrovsky, 60, a former WHDH-TV (Channel 7) cameraman who traveled with the station’s news chopper for three decades and watched the stations jockey for the best aerial shots. “Everybody would be in each other’s way.”

Not anymore. Gone are the days when every TV station had its own helicopter hovering overhead becoming an eyewitness to some of the biggest events in history, and serving as a reminder to viewers of the power of a live news story. More…