Join Steve Hammond from the area’s regional news station, WBOC, for an inside look of the “news”! WBOC-TV 16 began broadcasting on July 15, 1954 in Salisbury, Md. The television station has become known to the community as “Delmarva’s News Leader.” WBOC is an affiliate of CBS and a member of the Associated Press. He is excited to share with us the news industry is all about, the changes in the industry – for better and for worse, the history and operation of WBOC and the other stations, and some highlights of his career as a Delmarva news broadcaster. There will be some time at the end for Q&A.
About Steve Hammond
Steve Hammond is one of the veterans of the WBOC newsroom. He has covered some of the biggest stories across the peninsula and around the world. Over the years, he has traveled overseas, telling the stories of our local troops in harm’s way in Iraq and in Somalia.
Steve’s reporting has earned him many awards including a prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award. In addition, he’s received numerous honors from the Associated Press and the Radio Television News Directors Association.
He frequently gets asked what he likes about his job. “I have one of the best jobs around. It’s very unpredictable. Stealing a line from Jimmy Buffet, ‘…some of it’s magic and some of it’s tragic…’ I never know what’s going to happen on any given day. I’m always learning something new and sharing it with thousands of people. I’ve had some fantastic experiences, like flying with the Blue Angels or interviewing George W. Bush. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”
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