Byron Pitts, national correspondent: Covering conventions is a lot like covering hurricanes. I take green tea extract drops three times a day; I take cough drops because reporters are always losing their voices in these situations, and I always chat with my Bible a few times a day.
Jessica Hanks, associate producer of broadcast marketing: First of all, you have to position yourself to be first on the lunch line so that you are guaranteed a hot meal. Also, I stole a golf cart key for four hours the other day, so that I didn't have to walk anywhere.
Zev Shalev, Early Show executive producer: Cat naps.
Bill Plante, White House correspondent: My solution is to sleep in two three-or four-hour shifts and exercise after the mid-day snooze. And, oh yeah, have a glass of good wine, no matter how late before the second sleep shift!
Audrey Wood, Early Show producer: Cheetos and water – snacks that help you stay awake.
Steve Chaggaris, director of political coverage says mental preparation is key. Know: