It used to be, Reporters just told the story and maybe or maybe not included a stand up.
Now, every story has a stand up and it is best if you also have a prop in your stand up as well. This according to the TV consultants is called an "active stand up".
KGTV Reporter Matt Mendes really wanted to do an "active stand up," but he didn't have the prop he needed. But then a knock at the door and Matt was in business.
I smell an Emmy...