Based on her two-decade career as a local TV news reporter in New York City, Jen Maxfield takes readers on a dramatic ride-along with her in the live truck, from the moment she gets the call to head to breaking news, to arriving at chaotic scenes, to knocking on doors of families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Maxfield revisits ten memorable stories, describing in heartpounding detail how the events unfolded, through the eyewitness perspectives and her own. From a young man who lost both legs in a ferry crash, to an endurance athlete with Stage-Four lung cancer; from a fifth grader on a doomed field trip, to an Ivy League undergrad sentenced to decades in prison, Maxfield introduces readers to unforgettable people who will inspire you with their hopefulness, even when confronting life’s greatest heartbreaks. Returning to the families years – even decades– after their stories were featured on the news gives Maxfield an opportunity to ask the burning question she had always pondered: what happened after the live truck pulled away?
More After the Break: A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable News Stories
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2021
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