MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s not every day that a TV reporter drops the “s-word” –rhymes with ducks…and ends up getting a standing ovation for it. Blame the snow storm for the reporter keeping it real…really real.
Sometimes the television veil is momentarily lifted, and the ever-present, ever-pleasant smiles come off — and TV people act like they’re not on TV.
Many outbursts are uttered by those who thought they were safely off the air — and are known as “bloopers.”
What happened in the middle of a Wisconsin snowstorm fell in the category of blurted out truth.
FOX6’s Angelica Duria didn’t mind taking it. Duria had been standing out in the snowstorm for hours doing live shot after live shot on Wednesday morning, February 26th.
“I have been here since what 3:30 this morning. It is now, I don’t even know what time. It is 9:45. I’m exhausted. I’ve run out of things to say. It is snowing and it sucks here,” Duria said on the air.
Most viewers loved it. The station’s general manager loved it. Duria’s mother loved it. A TV critic wrote that this apparently famous weather instrument, the WITI Snow Stick probably blushed.
Maybe Duria wasn’t as posh as say, Prince Charles the time he did the weather, but at least Duria’s not getting teased like the Today Show’s Al Roker did when he had was he described as a brain freeze, to which some YouTuber added a soundtrack.
Duria was in her own twilight zone of ambivalence when she tweeted “Not sure if I should be proud or embarrassed of that moment. LOL.”
Be proud, Angelica (Moos said). They say the truth shall set you free, even if it doesn’t free you from freezing your butt off doing live shots.