You have to check out this video of a TV reporter in Waterloo, Iowa who complains about his job assignment covering the winter storm that is ripping through the central U.S. this week.
Finally, some honesty in the news media! Man, I really don’t blame Mr. Woodley for being ticked off, but I think it’s hilarious that he’s complaining about this every time they cut to him to report on the storm.
According to an article on Deadline.com, this video was viewed over a million times during the first twelve hours after it was posted. Celebrities such as Judd Apatow, David Cross, Rich Eisen, and Rex Chapman all praised the reporter and his antics on social media.
If you work indoors like I do, it does seem a little harsh that his supervisors made him get out of bed that early in the morning, and sent him outdoors to cover a story during one of the worst storms of the season. I can’t imagine my boss telling me I should do my radio show outdoors during a rain or wind storm here in Las Vegas. I don’t know what names I would call that person, but it would not be nice.
I especially liked Mark Woodley’s sign-off on one of his reports where he invites listeners to stay tuned while he gets crankier as the morning wears on. Funny stuff.
Well, I hope you don’t have to travel through all of this bad weather that is hitting the central U.S. right now, and heading towards the East Coast at the moment. I think I’ll stay right here in Las Vegas during Christmas weekend where high temperatures should hit about 60°.
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.