Hearst Launches Facebook Live Program Showcasing Coronavirus Reporting

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

In order to cover all that is happening with the novel coronavirus spread around the world, Hearst Television is launching a Facebook Watch series called Field Notes.

The program will showcase coronavirus reporting from the Hearst stations in 26 markets across the country.

“Local reporting is never more critical than in the times when our communities are most in need of reliable and accurate information,” said Andrew Fitzgerald, Hearst Television vp and chief digital content officer. “We’re proud to amplify Hearst Television’s resonant and important reporting beyond the local communities we support, to help inform Americans of how this story is unfolding across the country.”


Each episode will be built around a particular theme in the local markets’ coverage, and will include reports and additional commentary from reporters.

Field Notes, which launches today, is the second Facebook Watch show produced by Hearst. Dispatches From the Middle rolled out in September 2018 and has more than 220,000 followers to date.