Sunday 15 December 2019

Video: ‘How long have you had an STD?’ – Reporter’s put-down of interrupting woman goes viral

The woman attempted to interrupt the live broadcast.
The woman attempted to interrupt the live broadcast.
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

IT’S a situation many live TV correspondents have been faced with – drunk or unruly members of the public attempting to get their face on screen during a live broadcast.

Reporter Jessica Sanchez was broadcasting a segment live from New Orleans when a woman, who appeared to be drinking, began to wave and shout behind her.

Without missing a beat, Sanchez pretends she was doing a report on the rising STD rate, saying to the woman: “We were just talking about here, along Bourbon Street, the STD rate that's going on here - how long have you had an STD?"

The woman suddenly went silent before responding: “I don't have an STD."

Sanchez then asked the woman: “Oh, then why did you want to do an interview? I'm so sorry - there's nothing to be ashamed of you know."

The woman then quickly backs away from the reporter mumbling, before Sanchez returns to her segment.

The clip has gone viral on YouTube, being viewed almost 40,000 times in less than 24 hours.

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