KRLD Breaking News Coverage


KRLD radio in Dallas/Fort Worth dispatched reporter Matt Thomas to cover a big fire on Greenville Avenue.  Beginning with Matt’s on-the-scene descriptions, the station pulled in other resources, including a traffic analysis, a meteorologist and interviews with community leaders to assess the impact on the neighborhood.  The coverage won the Foundation’s 2010 Charles E. Green Award for Best Breaking News Coverage by a Station. Reporter Matt Thomas, Assistant News Director at KRLD joins Headliners Foundation interviewer Neal Spelce in an online discussion on how the coverage developed and on the way a top news team responds to breaking news.

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Matt Thomas Interview