It was ten years ago this week when I started working at Channel 7. And the story that I did this week... is one of the best and most difficult I have ever done.
I know some people might think that we, as broadcasters, don't get emotional about the stories we read because we read about death and destruction so often. But that is certainly not true. Sure, we try to disconnect from the stories we share because otherwise we might have tears in our eyes (although I have in the past) while reading the news. But this is a story that I have followed closely for several years. The more I learn about it, the more emotional I get.
Very few journalists can say they have had the opportunity to sit down with the father of a murdered son, and the father of the murderer. And that's exactly what I did. No doubt... the most compelling and emotional interview I have ever done.
I so hope my stories can bring some awareness to an extremely sensitive issue.
Click here to see the story.
Click here to learn more about the documentary Losing Our Sons