Beth Troutman: Former North Carolina Anchor Turned Viral Video Host (Media Beat)

Beth Troutman: Former North Carolina Anchor Turned Viral Video Host (Media Beat)



look things change anyone with us today is Beth Troutman she's the host of right this minute which is a syndicated viral video talk show how do these videos get selected to go on air we have a huge team that they're working around the clock looking at the internet right now statistics say that people are uploading about a hundred hours of video per minute online we dedicate you know an hour's worth of television to half-hour shows every single day so we've become experts on this space and our team now can look at videos even if they've only got 25 years or a hundred views and tell what's gonna pop and that's how we find all of these videos before they go viral and you mentioned producers what's the hosts role do you see the videos before or first time you're seeing it as on air well this is an interesting way that we do this show everything all of our reactions everything is real it's spontaneous at any given time only one host has seen the video and knows the story behind it the rest of us are watching that video on camera for the very first time no second takes no no writing we have no producers who are writing for us it's all ad-lib let's take a look at one of your videos it's actually a young three-year-old girl Sadie who's crying uncontrollably at her infant brother Karsan can you take us through that video yeah this video we found when it only had a few views we found it last week it has now gone crazy viral as you can see Sadie is so emotional she doesn't want her little brother to grow up you can see why it went viral it's adorable it's so precious to see this relationship but we wanted to know why why is this little girl so upset about her little brother growing up and we found out from mom that Sadie had just learned about the concept of death she had learned about her own mortality and she began to understand that her brother growing up that meant eventually he was going to die that's why in the video you hear her say I don't want to die when I'm a hundred because her mom had said to her when she first brought up this concept oh you don't have to worry about dying you're gonna live until you're a hundred and another interesting thing about the show you actually bring on the subjects of these videos to interview them via skype one was a lumberjack scott auger from washington state he cut down a giant tree that was in the midst of homes powerlines so precisely it landed in the woods and talk about what having the actual guests and the features the featured subjects of these videos on the show what does that add to the show well it gives you the story I mean people want to know when they see these videos why would they do that how did he do that what happened when the cameras stopped rolling what happened before it started rolling a lot of people when they saw that particular video thought that it was fake but this guy is actually a tree guy this is what he does for a living and when we Skyped him in he was adorable he said he's a man's man and he was so sweet and so much fun but certain videos just hit your emotions in different ways we had a video not terribly long ago a professor from Western Kentucky University fell in a 70-foot crevasse while doing while doing research in the Himalayas and he shot a video of his face was bloodied he was wounded after he landed 70 feet down and he was out there alone conducting his research and that video went viral after we put it on our show because it was again such a human moment and so terrifying to see and it wasn't a video this guy I thought would go viral he was actually shooting a video for his family and friends if he didn't make it out your story is actually unique as hosts you've kind of had a triple trifecta you've been a local TV anchor covering news you've been the subject of news as a congressional candidate yes and now you are covering real people's videos and stories talk about you know your experience with all three what's been the similarity is in the differences well the great thing is is that when you have experiences that you're open to it kind of informs you as a human being it makes you comfortable in your own skin i started out behind the camera I worked for the TV show the West Wing for years I ended up running for the US House of Representatives when I was 27 that's how I actually ended up in front of the camera I ended up hosting a morning show for the Fox affiliate in Charlotte North Carolina which was my hometown you know I think all of the things that have been part of my past helped me be interested in the future and helped me be interested in all of the people that we deal with on a daily basis you

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