Reporter stiff arms guy trying to get in front of the camera at hockey game
A CBS news reporter had to pull a move akin to those in the NHL to get rid of an obnoxious fan trying to get some air time and it’s impressive.
CBS News Miami reporter Samantha Rivera was in the middle of a live recap of the Las Vegas Golden Knights and the Florida Panthers Game 2 when a Golden Knights fan tried to enter the shot. Rivera was not going to let that happen.
As she was giving the report of Vegas’ 7-2 blowout win, she kept her eyes steady on the camera the whole time, while stiff-arming the fan and managing to keep him completely out of frame while saying, “no, nope, that’s the kind of fan you don’t want to be.” Honestly, give that girl a medal.
It was so smooth and quick, you almost didn’t even notice it was happening as she went right back to smiling, reporting, and asking to show the highlights. She later told Sports Illustrated that she was prepared for the man and his friends to do something during the live recording because she’d seen them earlier.
“I could see the guy and another guy out of the corner of my eye. It looked like they were staring at us right before we were about to go live, and I think at one point I saw them pointing at us, too,” said Rivera. “But we were already on camera, and I was afraid they were gonna take me too early, so I wanted to tell my photographer something, but I couldn’t, so I just kept my eye on him.”
“And then I don’t know if I heard him or felt him, but I sensed him, and the second I did, my arm just came out. It’s not gonna happen! I was annoyed.”