TV reporter unperturbed by cockroach crawling on him during live shot


NBC4 reporter Robert Kovacik somehow didn't completely lose his mind when a large cockroach raced across his shoulders while he reported about unsolved homicides possibly linked to the Manson Family.

NBC's video slows down the bug's trip across Mt. Kovacik.

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Here's an animated GIF of what I believe to be the most spine-tingling three seconds of that video:

On Twitter, Kovacik asks viewers to help him name the bug:

By Kovacik standards, this insult was pretty mild; in 2010 he was attacked while out with his friend Lisa Vanderpump, a "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star, and her husband.

Armed with a ukulele, two young Angelenos paid tribute to Kovacik's "cool" earlier this year:

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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