Rollerblading in Haiti

CNN の Gary Tuchman さんがインラインを使って現地で取材する事を Roller-journalism って呼ぶらしい。程度にもよりますが、地震などでライフラインが破壊された時に最適なのはモトクロスバイクでしょうが、時と場合によってはインラインの方が機動性を発揮するかもしれません。

Gotta watch: Roller-journalism; whirling dervish, LaBamba gets sticky

(Dec. 16, 2010)

CNN's Gary Tuchman talks about rollerblading around the world and how it helps his reporting.

Roller-journalism - BackStory's Gary Tuchman hits the streets of Haiti on his inline skates. Aside from the fact that it's a great way to exercise in a potentially stressful work environment, Gary explains how inline skating can be a great way to snag a good story. Blogs: and Roller-journalism; whirling dervish, LaBamba gets sticky

Gary Tuchman

Gary TuchmanGary Tuchman is a CNN national correspondent based in Atlanta, having joined the network in 1990.

Tuchman has covered numerous stories for CNN, including breaking news events. Tuchman spent much of the summer and fall of 2005 covering hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Texas. In 2003, Tuchman reported as an embedded journalist with the U.S. Air Force during the war in Iraq. The day after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Tuchman began reporting from ground zero in New York City, providing constant updates and detailed descriptions of the devastation. Additionally, he covered the tragedy of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, the D.C.-area sniper case, the anthrax scare, the Alaska Airlines crash, the Egypt Air crash, the crash of TWA Flight 800, and the capture of the Unabomber.

In 2002, Tuchman traveled to Afghanistan to report from that country. He also traveled with both the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns to report on the 2000 presidential election. Additionally, he covered the 1995 papal visit to the United States, the Susan Smith murder trial in South Carolina, the 1993 flooding of the U.S. Midwest and the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City bombings. In 1996, Tuchman was part of the CNN team that won a national Emmy Award and a CableACE Award for its coverage of the Oklahoma City bombings. Tuchman’s extensive reporting also contributed to a 2006 George Foster Peabody Award for CNN’s Hurricane Katrina coverage.

Before joining CNN, Tuchman worked for five years as an anchor and reporter at WPEC-TV, the CBS affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he specialized in political reporting. While at WPEC-TV, Tuchman did a series on the Intifada from the Gaza Strip and West Bank and received an Emmy Award nomination for the series. Before working at WPEC-TV, Tuchman served as the primary anchor and reporter for WBOC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Salisbury, Md. Tuchman received several Associated Press awards while at WPEC-TV for excellence in documentary, enterprise and spot news reporting.

Tuchman earned a bachelor of science degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University. In 2003, the university honored him with its Distinguished Alumni Award.
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