It’s a breath of fresh air for Campbell, who says, “As a journalist it makes me excited to come to work every day because I’ve worked at stations where that’s not the case and this community is considered a fringe community. Like, ‘We’ll put an article on the web but that wouldn’t be something worthy of covering on television.’”
The station has kept a steady stream of LGBT stories on the air and online, from breaking news stories like the U.S. Supreme Court striking down same-sex marriage bans across the country in June, to more personal stories, such as that of Ashley Diamond, the transgender Georgia inmate who alleges she was sexually assaulted and denied hormone therapy treatment while in prison. The station followed Diamond’s saga throughout the past year, with Campbell scoring a coup by getting the first on-air interview with Diamond following her release from prison in August.
Pride coverage becomes a building-wide project