How Fox News’ Bill Hemmer and Others Survived the Broadcast-From-Home Era

Lindsey Ellefson
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When most news networks closed their studios a year ago this week, writers, producers, bookers and even on-air talent shifted to working from home. For anchors and showrunners used to barking commands in a control room, it meant finding a way to keep live television and news about the pandemic beaming onto the screens of millions of viewers — most of whom were also stuck at home with little else to do but watch and worry. Fox News’ Bill Hemmer, host of “America’s Newsroom,” didn’t last long doing broadcasts from his home in Long Island, New York. He was one of the very few on-air talents who continued to work from a network studio. But he faced the challenge of working with a show team that was still remote from Fox’s midtown Manhattan headquarters. He described to TheWrap what he calls the “trap doors” of cable news, which could be anything from an incorrect chyron to a faulty graphic or an audio issue that causes hosts and guests to talk over each other. The remote production necessitated by the pandemic, he said, “enhanced the possibility that a trap door could be there more often, so our level of attention needs...

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