With the high rate of turnover in the TV news business, KBOI-TV’s Jennifer McGraw can get a partial pass for not knowing, but when she got caught wading in the spring runoff in her cute plastic boots she won the first DOPE REPORTER award of the water year.
Not only did she appear on air standing in the water, she even posted a picture of her boots on her Twitter page! The caption said, “Guess what? spring has sprung and the greenbelt is flooding. Even with my boots the water is too deep.” Which begs the question, was it an inch, a foot, or a yard over your boots? If she had stayed on high ground, boots wouldn’t be needed.
As usual, the GUARDIAN will present DOPE REPORTER awards to reporters who appear on camera standing in flood water. Boots are permitted to get a good camera angle, but wading in water is for children on their way to school.
Note to Jennifer: Check past DOPE REPORTER awards and you will see it isn’t personal and really is all in good fun.
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