NBC News Uses Drone to Cover Cyclone Damage

NBC Nightly News took a flight into the future of news-gathering on Tuesday.  

The network used a drone and flew it over cyclone damaged Vanuatu, east of Australia.

"Our drone captured some incredible images of the damage," anchor Lester Holt bragged on his newscast.

The story about the storm opened with footage from the drone's flight and was used later in the same story to show a village NBC's reporter was heading to.

"We sent up a drone for a better look," said reporter Miguel Almaguer.

Drones have been winning a spot in news coverage recently, with CNN debuting its own earlier this year.

H/T Washington Examiner