Storm, as the dog is cutely named, accidentally wandered into his dad’s broadcast in search of treats. The consummate professional, Anthony Farnell continued his presentation as Storm continued to inadvertently steal the spotlight.
In the signature on YouTube video segment, World news wrote:
“Last Friday, a treat-hungry Storm walked onto the set in the middle of Anthony’s weather report, demanding treats even as Farnell was explaining to Ontarians what the weekend’s weather would be like and discussing the dangers Hurricane Ida poses to the the south .”
“Storm in the Building”
The best part of this whole news clip is the fact that Storm seems welcome on the air dog-impolitely-achieves-his-dream-of-becoming-a-news-reporter/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>despite its interruption. As the puppy passes in front of the green screen, Farnell casually continues his report:
“Storm in the building, gets treats, walks on air…”
All the while, as Farnell continues to discuss upcoming temperatures and international weather forecasts, Storm casually strolls around the set. He sniffs the ground and breathes absentmindedly as he watches his dad point out something he can’t see.
A slap or an effective broadcasting tactic?
While this could technically be considered a blip, the audience seems to think so dog-on-live-tv/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>such a common segment would contribute to higher news ratings.
“Television news everywhere should be required to have dogs in the occasional episode.” – Kimberley B via YouTube
“I’m not sure I heard a word he said, Storm had my full attention lol.” – Lisa H via YouTube
“If I had known the dog was going to show up, I probably would have watched the weather more often.” – 1020Shane via YouTube
Apparently the dogs watching at home were big fans too. One user shared an adorable video of his lookalike pup, riveted by Storm’s appearance in the news.
This is the cutest!!! https://t.co/O1YsrdOcTW
— StormtheWeatherDog (@StormWeatherDog) August 31, 2021
Watch Storm’s unintentionally hilarious stream below.
Storm weather dog
Although Storm himself is not a TV journalist or meteorologist, he has a few followers. He is fondly called “Storm dog“. Apparently, this isn’t even Storm’s first appearance on Global News.
Fortunately for us, Storm has his own Twitter account. Stay tuned for news about his television career!