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WHAS news director Julie Wolfe is giving out advice and an inspirational pep talk to journalists this holiday season.
The Louisville, Ky. newsroom leader posted an open letter to journalists on Twitter addressing the unprecedented challenges in 2020.
“Dear Journalist, you are stronger than you know. If I had told you in January you’d produce from home, track in your closet, master Zoom, and anchor from your living room this year, you would have laughed. And then cried. But here you are,” she wrote.
Wolfe and other news directors have been managing news rooms remotely since March. In many cases, anchors are still working from home and field crews are doing the same for the foreseeable future.
TVSpy has also learned that news directors spend endless hours contact tracing to make sure the people that do go into the newsroom are safe as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.
Wolfe addressed the hatred journalists confronted this year as well:
“If you’re a journalist at the end of 2020, you are strong. Stay strong, because what you do matters.”
You can read the entire letter below:
An open letter to journalists at the end of the toughest year of our careers: pic.twitter.com/Ip
— JulieWolfe (@JulieWolfe) December 22, 2020