via Tampa Bay Times
Part of being a good reporter is you have to react to news when it happens around you even you are going live with another story. If you don’t do that, I think you need to find another job.
The other day WFLA’s Adrienne Pedersen was doing a live shot in Tampa about the rising gas prices when just a few feet away from her two cars crashed. Instead of turning around or even acknowledging what just happened, she continued on with her report as if nothing happened. In fact it was so obvious to the anchor about what happened, she had to ask if she saw it. She responded with, “I didn’t, but now I did. It looks likes a cab got into an accident.” Then the anchor makes a nervous joke saying, “Probably shocked by the gas prices.” After making that unfunny, she then asks if everyone is OK. Adrienne seems to be bothered and says, “Yeah, they’re OK.”
Seriously Tampa is a top 20 market, you would expect the newspeople there to do a better job.
Now on the joking side, gives new meaning to breaking news.