Those of us who work in broadcasting are accustomed to wearing many hats. On any given day, we may even be asked to step outside of our comfort zone for the greater good. That’s exactly what happened to a TV sports anchor in Iowa this week, much to his chagrin.
According to People, Mark Woodley, who normally covers sports for KWWL-TV in Waterloo, Iowa, was assigned to report on Winter Storm Elliott on Thursday (12/22). And he had to do it outside in the cold and swirling snow during the KWWL morning news.
One of the first things Mark noted was that he had only just discovered there was “a 3:30 also in the morning” because of having to be up so early. Other observations from Woodley included, “This is a really long show. Tune in for the next couple hours to watch me progressively get crankier and crankier,” and “The good news is that I can still feel my face right now. The bad news is that I kind of wish I couldn’t.”
The silver lining for Mark Woodley is that he has gone viral for his hilarious on-air kvetching. Even celebrities like director Judd Apatow, comedian David Cross, and NFL Network host Rich Eisen have been singing his praises. Apatow called the Iowa sportscaster a “legend,” while Cross retweeted the clip. Eisen shared the video in a tweet and wrote, “Proud of this TV work that just showed into my timeline. Well played, Mark.” You can suffer along with Woodley’s winter weather woes below:
This is what you get when you ask the sports guy to come in to cover a blizzard in the morning show. pic.twitter.com/h0RL9tVQqg— Mark Woodley (@MarkWoodleyTV) December 22, 2022