KTLA TV Reporter Courtney Friel has learned the hard way why W.C. Fields warned “Never Work with Children or Animals.” Friel was doing a feel good story about the start of school when she asked one question too many to a seemingly happy little boy. The question? Don’t you miss your mother?
Andrew Macias, 4, slowly breaks down on camera as Friel watches her piece go from a feel good to a painful interview. Many were irate and accused Friel of having no clue on how to speak to a child starting kindergarten.
Friel previously worked hosted “The World Poker Tour” on the Travel Channel and “The Saturday Night Solution” on Court TV. Gamblers were probably a tad tougher in interviews when being asked about their mothers.
We can put this one in our running category of the Perils of the Press.