Reporting the pandemic: Richard Chambers on covering the story of a generation

What’s it like to cover the Covid-19 crisis, the biggest news story of our lifetimes? Meet the reporters tasked with writing the first draft of coronavirus history

1st November, 2020
Reporting the pandemic:  Richard Chambers on covering the story of a generation
Richard Chambers, correspondent with Virgin Media News: ‘All of this is so confusing. Trying to bring it down to its basics for people has been our number one objective.’ Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

“This year has aged me.” Fresh from delivering a live report on the lunchtime news, Richard Chambers is sitting outside a café on Dublin’s Baggot Street and reflecting on the last seven months.

Chambers, a correspondent with Virgin Media News, has been covering the Covid-19 pandemic flat out since the beginning of March. That has meant attending press briefings, reporting several times a day and interviewing people affected by the...

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