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A List for Dealing With Difficult People


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Everyone has dealt with their fair share of difficult people.  But I feel like working in the news business pairs you up with some particularly grumpy characters.  Any time egos are involved – things can become testy.  I’ve worked with some absolutely amazing and wonderful reporters, anchors, producers, writers, editors and videographers through the years.  And some less than wonderful and amazing to say to least.

I’ll never forget when I first started out in as a freelance writer in New York City. During my first couple of weeks, a huge story broke while I was in the newsroom.  Within minutes of hearing the news that the Staten Island Ferry had crashed into a pier on Staten Island and that 71 passengers were injured and 11 killed, we were on the air. Read more