Reporter hit by flying skateboard

Reporter Hit By Flying Skateboard On TV
Reporter Hit By Flying Skateboard On TV

Veteran Australian reporter Mike Amor has reported from some dangerous locations throughout his career, but it was a skatepark that really put him in harms way.

Over the past 25 years, Amor has covered news events like September 11th and Hurricane Katrina. Luckily, he escaped physical harm each time. That luck came to a halt earlier this week while doing a piece at a Los Angeles skatepark.

"You'd be right to be skeptical, thousands of traditional skateboarders ...", Amor said before being hit in the head by a stray board.

Fortunately for Amor, the injury was minor.

He later told Channel 7 News, "Shook me up for a couple minutes but went on to finish doing the piece to camera." A true professional.

Amor's not the first reporter to keep going with a report after getting hit on the job. This past winter WTXF reporter Steve Keeley didn't miss a beat when he was nearly buried after a snow plow drove by.

Not every reporter can recover, though. A Dutch reporter was filmed interviewing the mayor of Kampen about a sailing event when she fell right into the harbor ... or at least that's what it looks like. Many believe it was a publicity stunt.

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