The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives, from missing out on social events to learning how to work from home.
But a year of lockdown has given many Americans time to adapt to remote work, which comes with its own challenges. Corina Garcia works at a local news station in Houston, Texas, and has had to adjust how she produces the news. One major change is in how she times her segments.
“I’ve had to add in about one minute of padding,” she said.
This extra time covers for potential technological delays as she sends data between her network at home and the studio.
But, Garcia mentioned how working from home has allowed her to grow her skills as a producer.
“I never would have thought that I could produce a two-hour news segment from home,” she said.
Although Garcia has been successful in producing the news under these circumstances, she hopes to return to the studio soon as a possible end to the pandemic approaches.
The nationwide vaccination campaign has resulted in 98.2 million shots administered, vaccinating 28% of the U.S. population, according to the CDC.
Garcia hopes that after the pandemic she can return to her favorite social events—concerts and music festivals.