I had a chance to visit with a group of news executives the other day and shared this story.
I know the man (I was not being flippant, just joking around). He is likely in his 60s, almost unquestionably grew up with local television news and actually is part of a program that appears on my station.
I was dumbfounded when he made the comment about his phone. I consider him a friend, he sort of works for the television station, and yet, he did not come to me or one of my platforms for weather information.
And…..it is not his fault. We’re behind.