Adam Minichino's main beat is Mississippi State athletics, but threw us for a little bit of a loop when he walked into our truck wearing an old-school San Diego Padres jacket. He seemed sharp, asked good questions and talked to a lot of people. I thought it would be a nice little feature in the hometown paper.
It turned out to dominate the Sunday sports section - a central story with 8 sidebars, focusing on the talent, the replay operators, and the producer's opening format among other things.
We kept the language clean, and stayed away from off-color jokes (except one from the director - just ask him about it). I even had to turn around and say "Don't print that!" But generally it was the only time I thought about being observed.
My only issue was there was no picture of me, the producer. There is a photo of director Dave Burchett very much in his domain.
There were pictures of the announcers, audio guy, tape room. Why not me? I guess the photog was afraid of the glare.