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Why do some TV news anchors stand while giving the news?

Si Cantwell
StarNews

Q. What’s the purpose of news reporters standing while giving the news? They don’t appear to be comfortable. Give them their desk back for the entire newscast.

A.WECT-TV’s newscasters often stand while delivering the local news. According to Scott Saxton, news director for WECT & Fox Wilmington, it’s a matter of logistics.

“Our anchors move around a lot and need to be mobile,” he said.

Scott Pickey, news director for WWAY NewsChannel 3, said that station’s anchors are seated for most of the newscast.

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