We are not going to give much detail on this story and I hope you understand why?
A Reporter in the midwest is dealing with a stalker and while that is not really news, the station is concerned enough that they have put the Reporter up in a local hotel, so she doesn’t have to go home.
Just about everyone on air in this business has had to deal with some level of stalking. Sad as it is, it comes with the job.
FTVLive has had to deal with a few stalking incidents ourselves and we have taken a number of precautions because of it.
But, for a young Reporter that has not been in the business that long and is often sent out alone to cover stories as an MMJ, it is very scary.
Props to the station for putting her in a hotel and it is good to see a station take it serious enough to take action.
Often times, as talent brings their concerns to management, they get nothing but lip service. This station is taking action and they should be commended for doing so.
Stay safe and if things get a bit far with a viewer in person or on social media, don’t be afraid to take it to your bosses and the police if you have to.
As for bosses, look out for your people!
It is THE most important part of your job.