The film revolves around three characters who work in television news. Jane Craig is a talented, neurotic producer whose life revolves around her work. Jane's best friend and frequent collaborator, Aaron Altman, is a gifted writer and reporter, ambitious for on-camera exposure and secretly in love with Jane. Tom Grunick, a local news anchorman who advanced from sports anchorman, is likeable and telegenic, but lacks news experience. He knows that he was hired only for his good looks and charm. He is attracted to Jane, although he is also intimidated by her skills and intensity.