WBRC leads its 9:30 p.m. half-hour with its political reporter Max Reiss, who provides reports to all Raycom-owned stations in Alabama.
Reiss tells WBRC anchors Beth Shelburne and Steve Crocker that the outcome of the referendum would have been quite different had the question been on the November 6 ballot.
He estimates the expected 20 percent of Alabama voters went to the polls today and the low turnout worked in favor of those pushing for use of the trust fund.
Does this add something to our knowledge of what happened tonight?
Reiss brings the political analyst part of reporting into focus as an on-air broadcaster. But his analysis is based on shoe leather reporting that he does on a regular basis covering news from Montgomery.
Most broadcast news outlets in Alabama don’t have a seasoned political reporter like Reiss, a must have on a night like tonight.
Huntsville’s WAFF, Birmingham’s WBRC, Columbus/Phenix City’s WTVM and Montgomery’s WSFA are market leaders, in part, because of strong broadcast journalists like Reiss.