While National Media Focuses on ‘Bridgegate,’ W.Va Reporters Stay on Water Story

By: Kristen Hare | Poynter

WCHS-TV reporter Kallie Cart drew national attention this week for pushing back against the president of Freedom Industries, who answered a few questions about his company’s role in a chemical spill that affected the drinking water of 300,000 people in West Virginia. Gary Southern answered a few questions, sipped a little bottled water, then tried to get away.

“At this moment in time, I think that’s all we have time for, so, thanks for coming, thanks for your time,” Southern said.

But Cart, and other reporters there, weren’t having it.

“We have more questions,” she called out. “Hey, hey, hey, hey. N-no. We’re not done.”


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