On the morning of Nov. 30, the crew of KTVA's Daybreak was winding down from the newscast. Then, the magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit at 8:29 a.m.

Everyone evacuated the building until it was safe. After employees were cleared to go back in, delivering news to the community was the priority.

“The first thing we want to know is everybody alright, then we start planning coverage,” said news director Janis Harper during an interview with the Poynter Institute where she explained protocol during a major breaking news event.

KTVA carried continuous coverage online and on Channel 11 throughout the day giving critical information on road damage, schools and on aftershocks.

Since last Friday, the newsroom and other departments have been temporarily located to another part of the building.

The Emergency Operations Center in Anchorage was deactivated on Monday. Many students in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District have returned to school. Students in the Anchorage School District return to school on Monday.

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