TEMPLE, Texas — If you have watched a 6 News broadcast recently, you may have noticed that things look a bit different. In light of the coronavirus, our organization has taken major steps to protect ourselves while still being a dependable source of information during this difficult time.
"I think there (are) four to 10 people maximum at the station at any given time," Evening Anchor and Managing Editor Leslie Draffin said.
6 News' corporate owner, TEGNA, has worked to keep the staff as healthy as possible.
A few examples are that reporters are no longer allowed into the station and all interviews are done digitally. If the interview must be done in person, specific microphones are used, it must be outside and participants must stand six feet apart. 6 News is no longer attending large press conferences, but use the local city and health department live streams instead.
We understand how crucial it is for you to know what is going on in your community. We have made it as safe as possible for our staff to do that.
"Our true, utter goal every single day is to wake up and get the best information our there so people can be safe," Draffin said.
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