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Runners helped carry news of the Hunter Biden trial out of the courthouse

By CNN’s Macayla Cook

CNN’s Macayla Cook appears to announce the verdict in Hunter Biden’s trial June 11 in Wilmington, Delaware.

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CNN relied on a system of runners to transmit notes from journalists watching Hunter Biden’s trial to the world in real time. Here is the description of a runner:

As a journalism student at the University of Delaware preparing for my final year of college before the real world, I jumped at the chance when one of my journalism professors texted me asking if I wanted to work for CNN.

There is a very strict electronics policy in the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building that prohibits the use of laptops and phones inside. This policy may have been complicated, but I’m ultimately grateful for it, because it’s the reason I had a job during the trial.

My runner title was extremely literal. I took notes from reporters in the courtroom and passed them on to a team of producers on the ground. This is how CNN and many other media outlets maintained live updates during the trial – it was because of runners like me.

Day after day, I was responsible for carrying notes containing the latest national news up and down three floors, which was a tedious task when the trial was slow and quite exhilarating when it was not.

By the end of the trial, I was on a first-name basis with almost every security guard. But it all paid off when we finally got to the verdict, and I believe I may have sprinted faster than ever to get that note to our producers on the ground.

If all goes as planned, this will be far from the last court case I cover, but I would call it a pretty solid first trial.

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