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Anchor swallows a fly while reporting live on air; wins praise for her composure


The job of a news anchor is not an easy one as one may face many challenges during a live broadcast. Canadian journalist Farah Nasser encountered one such problem during a live broadcast but her composure during the unbelievable situation is winning her plaudits online.

Global News anchor Nasser was reporting on the floods in Pakistan, when she accidentally swallowed a fly live on air. “Pakistan has never seen an unbroken cycle of monsoons quite like this. Eight weeks of nonstop torrential rain, a national emergency has been invoked,” she says before pausing for a second as she accidentally swallowed a fly. However, she continued with the coverage.

Seeing the funny side of the incident, she tweeted, “Sharing because we all need a laugh these days. Turns out it’s not just @fordnation, I swallowed a fly on air today. (Very much a first world problem given the story I’m introducing).”

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The video has received more than 1.06 lakh views since being posted on August 30. “Like a champ Far. Was it a fruit fly? House fly?” asked a Twitter user. She replied to the comment and said, “Regular fly. It was so gross D.”

“I knew something was BUGGING me about your coverage of that story but I didn’t have time to INSECT it further. You handled it like a pro, especially since you were LARVE on TV,” wrote another. “Farah, I don’t want to like this but what a pro you are,” said a third. “And yet, your delivery remained flyless,” posted a fourth.





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