Michael Chen, a Channel 10 News reporter, has a brand, new piece that he is broadcasting tonight about the surveillance cameras in and around the beach. His report has a new slant on the fact that the City of San Diego plans to install up to 16 cameras around Mission Bay and including one on the OB Pier.
Chen came out to OB today (5/5/10) and interviewed Frank Gormlie about the cameras. Gormlie has written about the “creep of Big Brother” and has taken a strong stance against the cameras.
But we cannot divulge the content of Chen’s report until after tonight. His report should be either at 6pm or 7pm this evening on Channel 10.
On a side note, when told that a Channel 10 News van had an OB Rag bumpersticker on it, he smiled and said, “I get all my news from the OB Rag.”
Chen, a very affable kind of guy, is originally from Wisconsin, and has been with Ch 10 for seven years. He regularly comes out to beach and has done pieces on the large surf that we saw earlier this year. When he first started working for the station, he was always given a camera person to do the actual filming. But now he does it all. Good luck, Michael, on your news tonight.