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Photographer's Perspective: Working Night BeatPosted: Updated:
WESLACO - Tracking news every hour of every day of the week is a non-stop job at CHANNEL 5 NEWS. Photojournalist Mark Vecchio explained the challenges behind working night beat.
Vecchio says it's up to him and the reporter he's working with to cover news across the Rio Grande Valley late at night.
"So just an hour into our shift, Steve Soliz and I got called out to North Edinburg for a house fire where an elderly woman was believed to have passed away," Vecchio explained.
The team ended up going live for the 4, 5, and 6 o'clock newscasts. They then rushed to the newsroom to edit the story for the 10 o'clock newscast. Vecchio says working night beat means juggling between stories and breaking news.