KVUE Scales Back on Live Shots Due to Extreme Heat

By Merrill Knox 

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KVUE, the Belo-owned ABC affiliate in Austin, announced last night that they will keep their crews and reporters inside until the heat wave breaks in Texas.

“It’s still 100 degrees out at 9:24,” the station wrote on their Facebook page. “Our boss has decided it’s too hot for our crews to do live shots so you won’t see our crews live in the field unless it’s big breaking news. We think that’s pretty terrific!”

The high temperature in Austin yesterday was 107 degrees, prompting city officials to activate phase one of their heat emergency plan. Still, some viewers expressed concern on the KVUE Facebook page that the station would miss reporting on important stories.

“Rest assured – no story will go uncovered,” the station responded. “If we need to be outside we will be. We are just lucky enough here at KVUE to have management that cares about the challenging conditions our crews must deal with.”