During the spring of 2017, I became the first television reporter in mid-Missouri to earn an FAA Part 107 Commercial UAS operator license. Working as part of a two-person team, I pioneered KRCG 13’s use of a drone as part of our newsgathering mission. I alternate between piloting the aircraft and operating the camera during our flights. This page showcases some of our work.
Lake Ozark shooting live
I was the first reporter on the scene after a couple was murdered in Lake Ozark, Mo. on Nov. 8, 2017. This live report incorporates video I shot using our KRCG 13 drone that afternoon.
As part of our Eclipse 2017 coverage, I put together this package incorporating elements from other stations and our own, including drone footage of the festivities in Columbia, MO.