Campbell Brown _ reuters
CAIRO - 13 July 2017: News anchors are always overwhelmed with political and international news, as it is already a necessary part of their everyday routine. We can even say that it is the primary source for earning money, as that’s what they do for a living.
There are times when they want to escape news and have break for a while, but what do they do to escape news?
1) Eating a burger:
“In the midst of June’s post-election mayhem, my eight-year-old daughter told me she was going to confiscate my phone. That’s when I knew things had gotten out of control. I try to keep mealtimes sacred, but my husband is a total news addict like me, so we often get only halfway through dinner before we have to check Twitter or breaking news,” Cathy Newman, a Channel 4 news presenter, expressed to The Guardian, describing how stressful is it to be a news anchor.
“It takes me until about 9:30 p.m. to clear all my emails and go through Twitter; then I have a tiny window when I switch off – about 45 minutes – before I check back in. It is important to have that window, even if it is very short. I feel I need more sleep. I probably get six hours, but it would be great if I could get seven. I was up all night covering the election, and at 6 a.m. got out of the studio to a text asking me to get on a train to Brussels to present from there the same night. I hadn’t slept in 48 hours, but the adrenaline keeps you going,” she added.
Newman said that a burger and glass of wine would be perfect to refresh and continue her presidential elections coverage. She needs sometime to empty her mind of the clutter and focus on what’s ahead, so she thinks that eating a burger and drinking a glass of wine would do the trick.
2) Running and Swimming with the dog in the morning:
Emily Maitlis, BBC Newsnight presenter, prefers the only routine she has: going for a run and a swim with her dog in the morning between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. She even said, “I am religious about holding on to that time; whatever happens, I don’t want to know about it until after that.”
Trampoline could be another way of releasing stress, as Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow expressed. He said that he does a full routine exercise in the morning with a personal trainer, including jumping jacks, planks, weightlifting and boxing. He also partakes in various activities, such as gardening and painting, but his best time is when he plays on the trampoline with his two small kids. “I feel I’ve achieved something other than attempt to make sense of this very troubled world,” he said.
4) Football and Cycling:
Faisla Islam, Sky political editor, thinks that watching football and cycling helps him to keep his head level.