|Chris Jones logging and writing on-the-scene in a KUTV satellite truck.|
Hired right out of college (granted, it was one of the best journalism schools in the country), my husband became a bureau chief for a Mississippi news station. For three and a half years, he was on-call around the clock, covering stories that took him into dark corners you and I can only imagine.
I was so glad to see this talented person pen some of these mindblowing experiences in his latest blog post. His picture-painting writing takes you right to this downright horrific scene, and - not wanting to picture my sweetie suffering through something like that - it feels more like a movie, than a piece of his past. It's definitely worth a read.
Confession: I just read his post again. I just really couldn't be prouder of this man, who has worked hard through some pretty unfavorable conditions (and this guy doesn't complain. It's ridiculous). The people he's met, the things he's seen, the situations he's handled...these all surely contributed to how he treats stories and their subjects with sensitivity, and focuses on telling a narrative instead of simprattling off emotionless facts.
Every night at 10 p.m., as Mark and Shauna announce, "Chris Jones has more on this story for us..." I just smile, because I know what I'm about to watch is a piece of his passion with a spectrum of experience written all over it.