Television stations, print outlets, and radio stations have been getting ready for hours. They come from all over the nation. Including Rick Johnson from KFI Radio in Los Angeles. When asked about what he is doing to prepare for the day, he said “It’s more of what aren’t we doing to prepare. You really have to expect the unexpected.”
Rick Jerrick, Co-Host of Good Day Philadelphia, said the constantly changing atmosphere is what drives him. “Its just great political theater, come on.”
Nic Cutrona, a news producer with WTKR-TV and Temple Update alum, is focusing on the social media aspect. “I’m gathering pictures, I’m gathering video for Facebook live.”
The consensus: everyone is just excited to be here.
Especially those who are experiencing their first convention, like Hannah McComsey.
McComsey, a rising junior at Temple University, is a reporter from the Temple DNC News Bureau. She will be reporting throughout the week for the Macon Telegraph, and she said she’s ready to test her Temple education. “I don’t think if I went anywhere else I would be as prepared as I am. It’s been once in a lifetime.”
For people like Steve Capus, the executive producer of CBS Evening News, this convention is his fifth straight. “History will definitely be made when Hillary takes the nomination as the first woman.”
But everyone seems to agree that Philadelphia is the place to be for this moment in history.
“I wouldn’t miss it for the world, I love Philly, I love politics…perfect combo,” said Jerrick.