So some stations that have gone the one-man-band route have asked some of their more creative shooters to start a career as a reporter.
One of those is a guy who used to shoot wonderful stuff for me. Rick Portier, also known by the genteel blog name of "turdpolisher", now knocks out packages which are highly entertaining. (I think my sarcasm rubbed off on him.) What's amazing to me is that his stuff is better than that of a lot of reporters out there who have been doing this for years.
Anyway, check out his work.
Warning: If you're a News Director considering going this route and think you're going to get a photog to wear a jacket and