ABC Reporter Forgot His Pants for GMA Interview – New Media Training Reminder: Be Fully Dressed!

Just a few days ago, I took a new client through media training. We covered everything from how to use “bridges” to stay on message; how speaking in lists lets you own the time; how to ensure you look good and sound good on the inevitable video interviews that are happening now as everyone shelters in place.

Well, there is one thing I didn’t include in my media training, which I believe I will now add: wear pants!

It seems Will Reeve, an ABC reporter, who did a piece for Good Morning America on Tuesday about pharmacies using drones to deliver prescriptions to people in a Florida retirement village.

At the start of his chat with host Amy Robach, Reeve’s camera had a pretty good shot and the graphics at the bottom of the screen covered up a lot.

But as his segment was wrapping up, it was just a wide shot of Reeve onscreen — with a smaller graphics banner — suddenly it became apparent that he was wearing only the top half of his suit.

GMA reporter

Of course, viewers began to call out his mistake in social media.

 

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This prompted Reeve to post a reply in which he hoped everyone got a much needed laugh as a result.

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While this is hilarious and definitely understandable in this time of quarantine, I now feel compelled to remind everyone – when you’re on camera with reporters whether you are using Skype, Zoom, Cisco WebX or FaceTime, put on some pants!

Thanks for the laugh, Will.

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