The modern media landscape is fascinating. Here at PEDESTRIAN.TV, the average day can start behind a desk, and end with live-streamed interviews of punters outside an ice-cream joint. It’s a varied existence that keeps us on our toes, and it’s often pretty delicious. 

So, we feel a special twinge of empathy for Wendy Burch, a reporter who was sent out to cover an ironman competition in Los Angeles for the Fourth of July. Not only did she have to wake up at 3am to get ready for her assignment, she ended the day covered in vomit.

And the puking was caught on live TV.

Speaking to HuffPost after the incident, Burch said the competition was less about athletic prowess, and more about some gentle exercise followed by rapid froth consumption. After some running around and paddling, contestants sunk into their (literal) six packs. 

“I grabbed a guy who appeared to be a spirited competitor, and from the evidence of his beer belly, had been clearly training for this event for years,” Burch said. 

“What I didn’t notice until later, is that he had a bullseye drawn on his back with the words “puke here” written in magic marker.

“And wouldn’t you know it? Someone took him up on the offer right during the middle of my live report, much to the chagrin, of me, our anchors and anyone in Southern California who may have been eating breakfast at that very moment.”

As fate would have it, the video cut out at the precise moment she was hit with projectile chunder. The audio continued, gifting viewers to horrified cries from the crowd, and a sincerely grossed-out look from an anchor back in the studio.

 

Burch said she believed the camera was still rolling, so she bravely continued to report on the scene. After that, she went home, showered, and took a kip. As you would.

“To all of you aspiring journalists out there, I’m here to tell you, dreams really do come true… especially in the age of viral videos,”
Burch said.  

Gross.

Source: Huffington Post.
Photo: KTLA 5.