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06th Jul 2017

This reporter had the WORST experience on live TV

Not the best day at work

Jade Hayden

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We all have bad days at work.

Whether it’s a rude customer, your boss giving you a hard time, or a colleague straight up stealing your lunch out of the fridge.

Bad things happen in work, but generally they’re not that big of a deal. We get over them, move on, and wait for the next mildly inconvenient thing to happen.

But what happened to reporter Wendy Burch was a little more than a mild inconvenience – at least by our standards.

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Burch was covering a 4th of July ironman competition in LA on Tuesday when the event in question occurred.

The reporter and anchor was interviewing a man about the competition on live TV, when another man vomited directly onto the interviewee. A lot of the splashback also landed on Burch herself.

Sick, right?

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Burch wrote in a blog for the Huffington Post that she only realised afterwards the man she had chosen to interview had had a bullseye drawn on his back with the words “puke here” above it.

Unfortunately for her, somebody decided to take advantage of that fact.

And just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, the station happened to experience technical difficulties at the exact second Burch got puked on, freezing the image onscreen.

Burch took it in her stride though, taking to Twitter afterwards to share her blog post. She even called herself a viral vomit sensation.

Fair play, Wendy.