Talking TV: Ginger Zee On Preparing Viewers For Disaster

TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp talks with Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist for ABC and co-host of Hearst Media Production Group’s Hearts of Heroes, along with fellow host Sheldon Yellen, about broadcast’s role in disaster preparedness and the frontline workers whose stories they tell in the show. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

Flood Maps Have Changed. Journalists Should Cover The Changes And Effects

While journalists are great at covering emergencies, we do not spend as much effort investigating floods, wildfires and massive power outages and what we should do to minimize the harm. Will we rebuild homes that flooded? Will we replace snapped utility poles with infrastructure just as vulnerable? Or will we look at evidence that flood zones are expanding and storms are growing more severe and plan accordingly with stronger building codes and zoning laws?