If you can’t ad-lib just….don’t.
Is that so hard to remember?
Down in Oklahoma City last week, the happy talk ad-libbing wound up with KOCO morning news anchor Alex Housden tearfully apologizing to her co-anchor Jason Hackett.
The Lost Ogle reports that while doing a throwaway story about the Oklahoma Zoo, the good-natured joshing went south when Housden said her co-anchor looked like a baby gorilla featured in the video.
As TLO pointed out, the fact that Housden was able to deliver her tearful apology on-air and still employed, instead of a social media post as she cleaned out her desk is an indicator that Hackett holds no hard feelings.
Ad-libbing is a mine-field through which too many tv news types wander through and get blown up.