Reporter goes viral after showcasing skateboarding skills while delivering live report in Detroit

Being on TV is nerve-wracking enough as it is, but one broadcaster took things to the next level as he reported live from a skatepark in the US.

News reporter Victor Williams of Local 4 has gone viral on Twitter after his slick reportage of free skateboarding lessons at a new skatepark in Detroit. Clearly not in need of free skateboard lessons himself, Williams zipped around the skatepark on a skateboard as he delivered his report.

His colleagues at the studio were amazed and when they asked how long he’s been skating, he said since he was just eight years old.

Remarking on Williams’ report, the co-host said: “I knew he was cool but that’s a whole new level.”

Since the video was uploaded to Twitter last night, it has garnered over 430,000 views and 22,000 likes.

People loved his unique report, with writer Eddie Robson saying Williams has raised the bar for news reporters.

Williams isn’t the only reporter to get creative at work in recent weeks.

Two weeks ago Donovan Long of Michigan-based WOOD TV8 did push-ups while delivering a live report:

Not all reporters are quite as smooth as Williams or Long, with newsreaders previously sharing their most hilarious on-air gaffes on Twitter.


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