ABC sends David Muir to Ukraine-Poland border
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Muir was in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, March 1, 2022 for State of the Union coverage and March 2, 2022, after which he presumably departed for Europe.
So far, Muir is the first of the “big three” anchors to head to the region to cover the story of the Russia invasion from the ground.
Muir anchored “WNT” March 3 and 4, 2022, as well as a special “20/20” on March 4 from the region.
There are likely numerous logistical, safety and other concerns when it comes to sending an anchor into the region.
There are numerous travel restrictions that likely make it more challenging to fly into even neighboring countries and networks also typically need to bring along a fair amount of gear with them to set up a broadcast location, especially when it’s unclear what resources might be available in the region.
In addition, there are the obvious safety concerns about the continued Russian attacks, though much of the country near Poland has remained unscathed. Furthering the challenges is concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, which has added additional wrinkles in travel and logistics even as numbers continue to drop in many areas of the world.
Crossing the border into Ukraine poses obvious risks and there are reports of numerous checkpoints, though credentialed media appear to be getting through in most cases.