I’m a regular watcher of Channel 9 News in Melbourne probably because that’s the last newsroom I worked in fulltime. I have to say they have developed some bad habits that I find utterly annoying and would urge any business person not to adopt them when on video or TV.
I’m talking about the reporters always walking when talking to camera (some actually slink and slide rather than walk) and ALWAYS gesturing outwards and then inwards with their hands. It looks so false and ridiculous and I notice the habit is across the 9 network.
9 Melbourne has a perfect presenter in Livinia Nixon, their weather girl, and she neither walks nor gestures wildly with her hands. She is a model of composure and professionalism and I wish their reporters would take a leaf out of her presenting book.