There is no statutory or case law in Pennsylvania specifically addressing this issue. In Pennsylvania, however, an affidavit is generally inadmissible at trial, thereby necessitating the reporter's testimony. Often, reporters may be willing to supply an affidavit during discovery, which may be strategically advantageous for two reasons. First, the case ultimately may not go to trial. Second, the parties may stipulate to the facts stated in the affidavit. Under both of these scenarios, the reporter could avoid having to testify at trial.