Last year there was “BBC Dad“, you’ll remember Professor Robert Kelly’s child who appeared while he was talking on live TV about South Korea with his wife popping in to try to rescue the situation. This year there’s “MSNBC Mom”, an NBC Reporter Delightfully Interrupted By Her Son On Live TV:
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I think we can all identify with working parents trying to juggle work with children. Sometimes you end up stuck for a sitter and have no choice but to bring your kids to work.
When NBC national security correspondent, Courtney Kube was interrupted on a live broadcast in the middle of her analysis on Turkish airstrikes, the internet fell in love.
During the live MSNBC broadcast, one of her 4 1/2-year-old twin sons, Ryan interrupted her. He wanted to tell her something important obviously, so he patted her, tugged her and tried to get her attention.
Mum Courtney took it in her stride saying “Excuse me, my kids are here.” she said. “Live television.”
MSNBC shared the video on Twitter, saying “Sometimes unexpected breaking news happens while you’re reporting breaking news” with the hashtags “MSNBCMoms” and “workingmoms.”
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 9, 2019
Kube then eventually took Ryan off camera as the screen cut to a map of the Middle East.
Kube said afterwards of the funny incident, “I was so glad he didn’t start crying. He was smiling and happy. It could’ve been worse!”. She says that the twins have accompanied her to work in the past when sometimes she couldn’t find a last-minute sitter or her husband is out of town. Definitely something we can all relate to.
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