WOIO reporter Dan DeRoos is defending his station’s use of puppets to cover a high-profile trial.

“If someone had written a script–a movie script–about some of the testimony that we have heard… you’d never believe it in a million years,” DeRoos, who has been covering the trial for WOIO, told NPR in a recent interview.

DeRoos was quick to point out that WOIO’s “The Puppet’s Court” is not the only way that the station is covering the trial.

“At no point do we want anyone to think that this is how we’re covering this major corruption trial,” DeRoos said. “This is supplemental coverage.” Read more