Why News Anchors Go to Disasters

From a story on The Poynter Report headlined “Why news anchors go to disasters like the wildfire in Hawaii”:

Norah O’Donnell, anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” opened Monday night’s newscast standing in front of burned-down buildings in Kula, Hawaii — a community devastated by wildfires.

Over on NBC, Tom Llamas stood in front of incinerated cars and dusty fields where homes once stood. National correspondent Miguel Almaguer was in Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii, where the landscape looked like something out of an apocalyptic movie with buildings destroyed and smoke still floating in the air.