“I think on early shifts, it’s all about learning to function in a perpetual state of physical and mental fatigue,” said Vince Vitrano, WTMJ-TV news anchor and reporter.
The Emmy-winning reporter wakes up at 3 a.m. to get into the newsroom around 4 a.m., giving him just enough time to find a tie to match co-anchor Susan Kim’s dress and prepare before going live at 4:30 a.m.
To maintain productivity, Vitrano plays hungry. “I don’t eat ‘breakfast’ until 7 or 7:30. It’s a reward for me once I’ve gotten some work in.”