9 times pets interrupted news reporters and meteorologists broadcasting from home
- Since social distancing measures took effect, many broadcasters have been delivering their reports from home.
- Although these reporters are trying to do their jobs as normal, their pets have other ideas.
- While trying to present the evening weather, a Fox 13 meteorologist's golden retriever decided to make an unexpected cameo.
- Another presenter from 14 News was interrupted when his cat decided that it wasn't time for the weather - it was time for snuggles.
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As many people working from home know, it can be hard to stay focused. From distractions by family members to furry friends, it's not always easy to find a moment alone to concentrate on your work.
Since social distancing measures took effect across the country earlier this year, many news broadcasters and meteorologists have filmed their reports from home. Although they're trying to do their jobs as normal, their pets have other ideas, much to viewers' joy.
Meteorologist Paul Dellegatto was interrupted by his golden retriever while filming the evening forecast
The Fox 13 Tampa Bay weatherman wasn't able to get the forecast maps to work because his dog, Brody, hit his computer. Rather than shoo Brody away, Dellegatto actually got his dog up on his lap.
"We're gonna eat after this," Dellegatto told his impatient pup. Halfway through, Brody got down - only to jump in front of the camera as he tried to find the show's camera operator, Craig, through the window.
The news anchor told Dellegatto, "Don't take this the wrong way, Paul, but this is amazing."
Jeff Lyons' cat wanted some love mid-broadcast, so he picked her up and continued doing his job with her in his arms
While reporting the weather for 14 News in Indiana, Lyons was interrupted by his adorable feline friend, Betty. She wanted attention, so Lyons simply picked her up and continued presenting with her outstretched in his arms.
Betty became so popular with viewers that the team at 14 News actually gave her "the highest honor [they] can give in the weather department" - her own lower-third graphic which labelled her as 'Betty the weather cat," according to Unilad.
Betty now even has her own Instagram account, @bettytheweathercat, with over 2,000 followers.
As the governor of Buenos Aires described the city's coronavirus response, his cat decided to say hello
While Axel Kicillof, the governor of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was discussing his city's coronavirus response, his cat decided to jump up and give viewers an eyeful of her behind.
Weatherman Scott Connell could hardly get a word in when his dog decided it was the perfect time to start barkingScott Connell is the chief meteorologist from St. Louis, Missouri, station NBC 5 On Your Side. While filming, Connell's dog, Maple, wouldn't stop barking at squirrels she saw outside. Connell repeatedly stops and starts again, only to have Maple chime in each time. Connell shared the video on Facebook captioning it, "Anybody else have a dog that really wants to be part of every experience? Working from home certainly has its challenges. Little Miss Maple apparently thought the squirrel in the backyard was worthy of my attention while trying to tape the tease for the late news Tuesday night."
Kim Powell was reporting the news from her home computer when her cat walked right through the shot
Charley Belcher's dog got nervous and jumped right into his lap before a live shot
Reporting from home means you still have to take care of your â€œkids.â€ Bowser got a little nervous after my wife had to go into work today...and he jumped into my lap right before a live shot! Gotta love live TV! #AllInThisTogether #WorkFromHome pic.twitter.com/cLSVw4Owq6— Charley Belcher FOX (@CharleyBelcher) March 26, 2020
Sports reporter Hobie Artigue had his big dog jump into his lap just before his live segment
Artigue is a reporter for Fox 9 in Minnesota. His big fluffy dog, Boris, wanted some love just before Artigue was set to go on air.
Boris looked directly at the camera throughout the segment as anchor Karen Scullin struggled to control her laughter.
News anchor Chris McKinnon had his dog, Dougie, crash his broadcast
McKinnon is an anchor for CBS News in Boston. As Dougie appeared on air, McKinnon said, "Kate, someone's awake. He just jumped up on me."
Kate Merrill, his co-anchor, said, "Hashtag work at home life, Chris, nothing you can do about it!"
Scottish Member of Parliament John Nicolson had his broadcast interrupted by his cat's tail
Last week, my cat Rojo made a surprise appearance on the @CommonsDCMS committee & became an internet sensation. Like many of you, I enjoy using social media. In July's @alloatiser column, I ponder the downsides as well as the fun upsides of social media.https://t.co/ftPmmIcxpw— JOHN NICOLSON M.P. (@MrJohnNicolson) July 22, 2020
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