Doug Fernandez is a news anchor in New Mexico. As a true news professional, he knows how to deal with an occasional technical glitch and he has worked through them many times. But none of that prepared him for what happened to him recently. He was beset by technical difficulty after technical difficulty and then by an inept technical crew, Finally, he just walked off the set in disgust in the middle of his news broadcast.
During Wednesday’s airing of KOAT-TV news, Fernandez attempted to report on the breaking news of a double shooting when the live link failed to load.
Fernandez handled the awkward transition masterfully, but after he began to transition to the next segment, the live feed kicked in.
After showing just a second or two of the live footage from the scene of the crime, the cameras then cut back to Fernandez, who had his script in hand.
Fernandez, clearly disgusted with the way the segment had turned out, threw the script up in the air and walked off set.
At the time of this writing, the video of the on-air snafu has amassed nearly 900k views and is the #17 trending video on YouTube.
See Fernandez completely give up in the video below.