Why do TV reporters have to be subjected to all weathers?

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One of the things at the top of my bucket list would be to go storm-chasing in America, so I always watch with great interest news reports like those about Hurricane Sandy.

But one thing that I always think is very odd is why the TV reporters have to be sent out to stand in extreme weather when filming their reports.

They get lashed with rain, splashed by waves and you can barely hear them speaking over the wind.

I saw one report where the reporter was actually standing in the water, then got washed along the road!

You could say it makes for good viewing. But as a news report? No.

Maybe they’re all trying desperately to get an appearance on the next edition of Auntie’s Bloomers.