News Anchors are People, Too (Video)

Sometimes I catch the 11 o’clock news after watching Hawaii Five-O. The talking heads (news anchors) are always so serious and dramatic about everything. For instance, on Monday (a particularly slow news day in Seattle), the lead story was “Girl Scout Cookies Vandalized!!”

The live, on-scene reporter breathlessly described the cookie vandalism as if it was a disaster of epic proportions.

Despite the fact that tampering with Thin Mints should be a felony punishable by a lifetime-without-parole prison sentence (told you I watch Hawaii Five-O!), I think television news anchors and reporters take themselves just a tad too seriously.

I love it when they show their human side. Which could explain why I laughed myself silly as I watched this anchor from Loudon City, Virginia attempting to report breaking news about a fat cat’s weight loss plan…


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  • Katie Vorreiter

    Love it. Even got a little snort from her at the end!

  • Laura Christianson

    The snort was priceless, Katie.

  • Diana Flegal

    Oh my gosh that was hilarious! Thanks for sharing! And the snort- it topped it all.

  • Laura Christianson

    My husband, 17-year-old son and I watched that video three times in a row and by the third time, we all had tears streaming down our faces, we were laughing so hard. It gets better every time you watch it!

  • Ginny Jaques

    This video is too funny. The newscaster’s laugh is the funniest part of it.

  • Katherine Jones

    Hilarious. Loved it! So glad you had to share that.

  • Laura Christianson

    Katherine – Aah, the joys of helping a video go viral through social media channels!

  • Chris Pedersen

    The cat is mortified! And no doubt scarred for life (and the next 8).

  • Jennifer Cote

    It’s good to watch news reporters who can’t be serious, for a change! And the snort at the end- so funny…

  • Laura Christianson

    Chris – That poor kitty was not at his or her best in this video! Kind of like humans when we’re trying to shed a few pounds.

  • Diane Bianchi

    LOL! You’re so right about the ridiculous news stories out there. Glad to see that reporters think they’re ridiculous too!