Adweek Together: WABC Anchor Bill Ritter on Working Through the Pandemic

What it's like covering Covid-19 while also fighting the virus

A screenshot of Bill Ritter and a headshot of Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel
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Watching how TV news has covered the coronavirus is a reminder that the pandemic affects us all. Hundreds of local, national and international anchors and reporters have taken us into their homes to tell us how Covid-19 has affected their communities. And in some cases, those TV news anchors and reporters have themselves contracted the virus.

Bill Ritter is the main anchor for WABC-TV in New York, the U.S. city hardest hit by the virus. And while he’s still anchoring the news, he’s also recovering from a case of Covid-19, which was confirmed when he had an antibody test. Today, TVSpy editor Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel catches up with Ritter for perspective on covering—and fighting—Covid-19.

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@ChrisAriens Chris Ariens is the managing editor and director of video at Adweek.
Publish date: April 27, 2020 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT