Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local television and radio broadcasters have played a critical role in keeping their communities informed about the virus, hospitalization and infection rates and best practices, such as social distancing. With the vaccine rollout across the nation, this role is more important than ever as broadcasters work to educate viewers, answer their questions and target misinformation.Learn More »
Tornadoes devastated several states in the Midwest and South in mid-December, leaving at least 88 people dead, including more than 70 in Kentucky. Broadcasters sprang into action with life-saving emergency information and news coverage of the aftermath, and during recovery, local stations continue to lead fundraising and donation drives.Read the Story »
America's local radio and television stations and broadcast networks are on the front lines covering monumental stories that impact our local communities and nation. Broadcasters are a pillar of American democracy, a free and open press whose resolve to bring truth to light cannot be broken. Hear from these voices from the field on why they are passionate about being broadcasters and what drives them to always be there for their communities.
Aliyah Chavez is an award-winning native journalist who specializes in reporting on indigenous communities and serves as the anchor and producer at Indian Country Today, the nation's largest and oldest organization dedicated to indigenous news. She also co-hosts "Break It Down" on Arizona PBS. Chavez joins Voices from the Field to reflect on her personal journey, the calling to service that local broadcasting offers and the importance of inclusivity and a space for indigenous voices in America's broadcast news landscape.View the Story