TVNewser LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllTwitter AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideSocialGames InsideMobileApps

VIDEO: Power Failure Leaves WBZ Newscast in the Dark

A lightning strike briefly left WBZ‘s 5 p.m. newscast in the dark last night.

Todd Gutner, the chief meteorologist at the Boston CBS O&O, was in the middle of delivering his forecast when the studio went dark and his mic cut out. Gutner continued by the light of the radar screen until his audio returned several seconds later.

“We just took a potent lightning strike, probably right to the rooftop or to our transmitter,” he said. “I don’t know if you hear me at home. I don’t know if you see me at home. If you do either one, just keep listening. I’m going to keep doing this.”

Watch the video inside…

Mediabistro Course

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now!