Here’s the Formula Local Stations Follow for Covering Rising Gas Prices

By Kevin Eck 

With world events the way they are, the recent hike in gas prices has hit virtually every market in the U.S., meaning stations are looking for the local angle to connect with their viewers.

YouTuber Jon Crist made his own local report based on what he sees as the formula local TV stations follow for telling the story about rising gas prices. You can watch his video below.

“How many times have you seen this news package?” Crist asked on his YouTube channel. “An establishing shot of the gas station, A bunch of clips of someone getting gas, following by a bunch of scary stats about rising gas prices. More at 10!”


As of this writing the video already has over 230,000 views.