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TikTok dumbfounded by news anchor's behind-the-scenes video: 'I had no idea'

Emerald Pellot
·2-min read

Megan Healy is a multimedia journalist and weekend anchor at KSBY News in California.

Healy uses her TikTok to show what reporting the news at a local station is really like. She revealed interesting tidbits, like how she creates voice tracks while working from home without a recording studio (in her closet) or what the setup in the weather studio looks like.

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Her most popular series of TikToks are her “prompter tests.” In March, one received over 20 million views while another installment racked up 4.9 million views.

“Can you pass the prompter test?” Healy said in the video. “I’m going to roll the prompter as I normally would during the show and see if you can keep up!”

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The prompter displayed a short anecdote about the COVID-19 vaccination. The words moved quickly across the screen showing how difficult reading the news is without some professional training.

“I had no idea I could read that fast,” someone commented.

“How do you know how to enunciate the sentences and not sound robotic?” another said.

“I kept up but I sounded like I was listing medication side effects for a commercial,” a user wrote.

Reading off a teleprompter, like with anything else, requires practice. Reading too slow will bore viewers, but reading too fast my confuse them.

“Typically, news anchors read between 150 and 175 words per minute, and some stations may time new reporters or anchors to get a baseline for that individual’s usual reading speed,” according to New York Film Academy.

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