KTVU and, specifically, lead weekday anchor, Frank Somerville deserve major props in covering the airliner crash at SFO.
Somerville and the station were almost immediately on the air moments after the first report of the jet crash from SFO. It was also helpful that Somerville was aided by both reporter, Tom Vacar and fellow anchor, Ken Wayne, both of whom are aircraft experts. Wayne, in fact, is a small-plane pilot.
Airline crashes of this magnitude are extremely difficult to cover given the overly-fluid bevy of information which can be both true and untrue given the Twitterization of news these days. Remarkably, Somerville kept it close to his notes and did not resort to hyperactive news reporting. It was both welcome and refreshingly beneficial to watch.
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