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A Colorado journalist was hospitalized with frostbite. Here’s how you can stay safe in the cold.

With another cold blast coming through, here is a story and some tips for reporting those cold-weather stories.

Colorado Springs journalist Eric Fink is hospitalized, suffering from frostbite on both hands.

His friend, KRDO-TV weekend anchor Jonathan Petramala, captured this photograph of Fink in the emergency room.

“Eric was working alone as an MMJ Saturday evening in a community called Falcon. It is a suburb of Colorado Springs, in the plains. The wind was whipping, maybe 25 miles per hour. The temperature was in the teens,” said Petramala.

Fink was reporting on the approaching winter weather and was having trouble keeping a firewire connected to his backpack transmitter and had to pull off his gloves for 20 minutes to manipulate the controls on the unit, Petramala added. Read more

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