Reporter Explains Why She Put A Condon On Mic During Hurricane Ian Broadcast, Says ‘It Helps Protect The Gear’
Kyla Galer, an NBC2 reporter from Florida has grasped the attention of her audience on Wednesday after she placed a condom over her microphone amid a hurricane broadcast. The broadcaster was doing a report on Hurricane Ian from a Fort Myers, Florida, parking lot when the audience became infatuated with the rubber on the microphone. Viewers took their opinions to Twitter, as one user wrote,
“NBCNewsNow really got this woman out here holding a mic wrapped in a condom up to her face.”
Galer explained her actions on social media. She said on her Instagram story
“A lot of people are asking what it on my microphone… It is what you think it is. It’s a condom. It helps protect the gear. You can’t get these mics wet. There’s a lot of wind and a lot of rain, so we gotta do what we gotta do and that is put a condom on the microphone.”
The reporter’s colleague, Jeff Butera from ABC7, shared a photo of Galer’s microphone on Twitter with a caption that read,
“We practice safe hurricane reporting.”
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