Jessica Sanchez of Pocatello, Idaho’s KPVI News Channel 6 usually covers traffic reports in this southern Idaho city of 56,000 residents. However, she was dispatched this past January to cover Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, LA, between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Apparently, it wasn’t a job she was very happy about doing.
Now, in the news business, reporters cover the stories they are assigned never letting their personal feelings interfere. That is a lesson young Jessica Sanchez hadn’t yet learned. As she was on Bourbon Street, known for its many bars and tipsy patrons, she had a female party goer celebrating behind her back. The woman was obviously inebriated, but Sanchez got personal when she asked the woman how long she had a sexually transmitted disease. When the woman promptly replied that she did not have one, Sanchez followed up that she was doing a segment on STDs and openly questioned why would the woman show up for an interview if she did not have such a disease.
Sanchez was truly as rude as the woman claimed she was behaving. Apparently, Sanchez allowed her disfavor of the reporting assignment get the better of her.
Here’s how the conversation went down:
“Hi, very nice to meet you,” Sanchez said to a woman who was cheering for the 49ers. “You’re going to do an interview with us? Okay because we were just talking about here along Bourbon Street the STD rate that’s been going on here. So how long have you had an STD?”
“I don’t have an STD!” the woman said.
“Oh then why did you want to talk? Oh my gosh I’m so sorry,” Sanchez said.
“Are you serious?” the woman said while slurring.
“It’s nothing to be ashamed of,” Sanchez continued.
“I don’t have an STD, that is disrespectful,” the woman said as she walked away. Sanchez explained that she has been having to deal with individuals like the unnamed woman all night, and that she decided to handle the interruption in her “own little way.”
The hilarious moment a fed-up TV reporter gets her own back on drunk video-bomber ruining her live broadcast by asking ‘so how long have you had an STD?’