NBC Offering Therapy to Reporters Returning from Haiti

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Observer

In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, as NBC News employees return from the disaster zone, they will get the opportunity to relate their experiences to work-sanctioned therapists.

“There is an impact on reporters from seeing all these things,” Alexandra Wallace, a senior vice president at NBC News, told The Observer.

According to Ms. Wallace, for years NBC News has offered counseling to staffers returning from such places as war zones. But in the wake of Haiti’s particular horrors, managers back in New York have stepped up efforts to remind staff members of the service. “It’s always here,” said Ms. Wallace. “But this time, we did outreach to say, hey guys, you saw some really bad stuff… The thought of people buried alive in some cases is a particularly awful thing.” More…