Being in front of hundreds of thousands of people every day isn’t for the faint of heart. Yet that’s what news reporters do. As part of that are weathermen who keep everyone up to date on current conditions. Considering how often things outside change, that’s not an easy job.
Being a weatherman certainly has its fair share of challenges beyond hoping they get it right. Although they commonly report from inside a comfortable studio, they also spend time outdoors. And they never know what they’re going to face.
Dealing with the elements
If you pay attention to the news, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the kind of situations that weathermen find themselves in. Sometimes, that consists of getting drenched in the rain or sweating profusely during the hot summer. But for one weatherman, his ordeal involved snow.
Getting the best shot
People in this industry take a lot of pride in their job. For that reason, they work hard to provide viewers with accurate information and great shots. Well, that’s what one weatherman wanted to do. But that meant waiting outside in the freezing snow.
Out in the cold
Reporting live for Denver 7, “Ryan Marshall” stood outside with snow falling around him. When asked what he saw by an inside anchor named Shannon, he responded, “Snow, just like I reported from the studio.” You feel bad for the guy as he stands there in a short-sleeve shirt, no coat, no hat, and no gloves.
He appears frustrated
“Marshall” continues, “I don’t know why I’m out here, looking around. It looks like snow. You could just take a video of it snowing and show that. Why do I have to be here to describe snowfall? It’s pretty explanatory.” Oh, someone’s not happy.
Shannon says, “Seems like the cold has got you in an icy mood yourself, Ryan.” Then flipping his head to one side and copping an attitude, he tells her, “Shannon, I am in an icy mood, okay? Nice pun by the way.”
A genuine meltdown
Yep, Ryan is having a major meltdown and he’s not done. He tells Shannon that he’d been standing in the cold for 20 minutes waiting for the news to turn to him. And all he could was think that he spent $120,000 on a degree only for him to go outside, look around, and describe what he sees.
He explained he learned that in kindergarten with the game, “I Spy.” He continues, “You know what else while we’re at it. It’s like when it’s a nice day or sunny, you never send me out to the lake or the pool for a live shot.”
He’s falling apart
He adds, “But oh when there’s a hurricane, snow, blizzard, or a flood, send me out there. I’ll cover it. Perfect.” At that point, he gestures toward the snow dramatically with his hands while rolling his eyes. Wow, how will the news station ever recover from this?
A gotcha moment
This back-and-forth bantering goes on for several minutes. Viewers are probably mortified. After all, this is live television. Fortunately, this was nothing more than a spoof. You see, “Ryan Marshall” is actually a Christian comedian by the name of John Crist.
He had everyone going with a hilarious video. Although he’s joking with Shannon, he makes some good points. One example, going outside just to tell people to not go outside. You can watch this funny forecast by clicking on the video below.
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