March 19, 2010

Station House Leftovers

By Eric Shangraw

July 18, 2010 Updated Jul 18, 2010 at 9:42 PM CDT

I'm am no longer behind the anchor desk on the noon show, back to being a full time reporter. This is great news for fans of "You Gotta Eat."

Today was a perfect example. Kewanee is about an hour drive from the station. Over the past 15 years, I've had to limit my radius of restaurants because I would only be able to venture out after the noon show. I could go to far, because after eating, I would need to turn around and get back to the station to write and edit the piece in time for the six o'clock news.

Today photographer Dave Janssen and I left the station shortly after 9am. We were in downtown Kewanee about 10. (No, we did not see Mary from Good's) We did interviews, consumed our meals, and headed back. We arrived at the station shortly after noon. I had a good portion of the afternoon to put my story together.

My new schedule will allow for further travel and more time putting together better stories for viewers. Cheers!