Reporter Hypnotized By Mystical Pen On Live TV

But who among us hasn't been distracted at work?

We can only wonder what an Australian news anchor was thinking when she was caught staring whimsically at a pen during a live television broadcast.

Natasha Exelby had been zoning out during a pre-taped segment on the Australian Broadcasting Network’s News 24 this weekend. The segment ended but it took a few moments before Exelby, a freelance journalist, realized the camera was back on her. Her reaction was pretty priceless.

The network on Tuesday denied earlier reports that she’d been fired, but not before viewers, including some celebrities and politicians, rushed to her defense. And fellow journalists expressed support by sharing their own bloopers.

Exelby was a good sport about the whole situation, sending thanks to supporters from “myself and mesmerizing pen.”



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