Iowa Sports Reporter Goes Viral Over Comments About Being Sent Out In The Cold To Cover Winter Storm

Trucks plow snow during a winter storm over the capital region on January 3, 2022 in Washington, DC. - After a bruising holiday week of flight cancellations and record surges in Covid-19 cases, a powerful winter storm Monday further snarled US transport and shuttered the federal government and schools.
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Iowa sports reporter Mark Woodley has gone viral after his station ended up sending him out in the cold to cover the winter storm that has hit the state because all sports had been canceled due to the blizzard.

In a clip that surfaced on Twitter on Thursday from Woodley, the KWWL sports reporter cracked one joke after the next as he noted how ridiculous it was for his station to send him outside to tell people about the dangers of being out in the storm. Temperatures in the northern part of the state were to dip to -10 degrees Fahrenheit, The Sun reported.

“I normally do sports, [but] everything is canceled here for the next couple of days,” Woodley shared.

“So, what better time to ask the sports guy to come in about five hours earlier than he would normally wake up, go stand out in the wind and the snow and the cold, and tell other people not to do the same,” he added.


At one point, the reporter joked that he didn’t even “realize that there was a 3:30 also in the morning until today” after being called in early to do live coverage for the morning show for the NBC station in Waterloo.

The reporter also noted that he’s used to doing the “evening” news shows that are only “30 minutes” long and said that generally on those shows he’s “inside” the building.

“And so, this is a really long show, tune in for the next couple of hours to watch me progressively get crankier and crankier,” Woodley shared during the live show.

“I’ve got good news, and I’ve got bad news,” he added in a different segment. “The good news is I can still feel my face right now. The bad news is I kind of wish I couldn’t.”

“Can I go back to my regular job?” Woodley continued.  “I’m pretty sure Ryan that you guys added an extra hour to this show just because somebody likes torturing me.”

Despite all the quips, Woodley managed to get through the show and was still smiling. By the end of the clip, the reporter said “for the last” time he was live Thursday morning which he was more than thankful for.

At the time of this publication, the clip had been seen more than 500 thousand times and the numbers kept going up.

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