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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

KPRC 2 anchors use tablet for scripts on air

KPRC Local 2 anchors Bill Balleza and Dominique Sachse with the Barnes and Noble Nook instead of TV news paper scripts.

An eagle eyed reader of mine wrote to me right before Christmas and said he saw KPRC anchors using a tablet instead of paper scripts during a newscast. Sounds like Santa brought some stocking stuffers early for the Houston NBC affiliate.

"We’re using Nooks (ed. note: Nook is by Barnes and Noble) instead of paper scripts on set," KPRC 2 Vice President/Creative Services Director Mike Guerrieri told "It’s a custom program we wrote that updates scripts in real time."

Very high tech.

In my ephemeral time at KIAH 39 (and before I showed up I presume) anchor Mia Gradney used an iPad instead of paper scripts too. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here