He’s managing editor of the “Shep News Team,” the small group of editors, producers and technicians assigned to him in breaking news coverage. And Shep only covers breaking news when there isn’t an anchor whose contract calls for them to lead coverage, or a host who pre-taped their program.
I used to be a reporter, print and broadcast, in the pre-internet era. In any breaking news situation, there is always the need to check your information for accuracy as best you can under those circumstances. But Shep’s hysteria is ridiculous. The earliest reports of shrapnel injuries and nuts, bolts and nails found in the debris left little doubt about it being a terror attack. And you don’t need to be an EOD tech or counter-terrorism analyst to make that judgement—and quickly.
Shep is an overpaid fool. Nothing less.