Very very very exciting news for those of us who enjoy getting their news from the teevee instead of surly, poorly written web logs! Not just content to have an ActionMcNews chopper buzz various stories of interest, one of the local channels is opening a Reston bureau.
Local television affiliate NBC4 Washington is opening two small bureaus in Reston and Landover to expand local news coverage.The Landover bureau will have some earth-shattering news reports, we're sure ("This just in: the Cap Center remains demolished. Back to you Jim.") But Reston? Forget the rest of Northern Virginia -- there's plenty of good stuff to cover right here. Drowned wallabies and Viking pet funerals, bizarre crimes and plenty o' that sweet weather action that dominates teevee news coverage. It's the stuff local news producers' dreams are made of.
Matt Glassman, NBC4 manager of news, press and programming, said each of the bureaus would be staffed initially with at least a bureau chief and a camera operator and should open by January. Glassman said Tracee Wilkins will be the bureau chief in Prince George’s County out of Landover and Julie Carey will be the bureau chief for Northern Virginia out of Reston. “These are folks who will live and work out in those areas,”he said.
We just hope NBC4 is thinking big. Much like its corporate parent, it could set up a highly visible studio in the middle of Reston Town Center, and we could all show up each morning to wave and hold up signs like idiots: