Journalists are committed to their community and sometimes they get a chance to demonstrate that with their actions.
Dan Plutchak, Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WKOW-TV in Madison shared this story:
Reporter Jennifer Kliese and photojournalist Matthew Anderson were covering flooding in a rural area of southern Wisconsin. They pulled onto a closed road to edit video for their on-air story when Anderson saw a washed out gully in the road ahead. As he walked up to grab video, he noticed a car had driven into the gully. More surprisingly, a woman was inside.
Anderson set his gear aside, called 911 and climbed down to be with the woman until emergency crews arrived.
Interview with Matt and Jennifer is in the web story: https://on.wkow.com/floodrescue