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News anchor gets the surprise of a lifetime when boyfriend proposes to her during 'special report'

News anchor Cornelia Nicholson was blown away when her boyfriend, Riley Nagel, proposed to her during her news broadcast.

News anchor gets the surprise of a lifetime when boyfriend proposes to her during 'special report'
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Getting engaged is one of the greatest moments in a person's life. Everyone wants that moment to be special and Riley Nagel ensured that his girlfriend had one she could talk about for years, according to PEOPLE. This whole thing occurred on a televised program and was announced by none other than the now-bride-to-be, Cornelia Nicholson herself, who had no idea what was about to come. She was both shocked and ecstatic by the gesture. Viewers bore witness to the adorable moment when Nagel professed to everyone all the things he likes about Nicholson and how she makes his life a wonderful dream to live in.


 
 
 
 
 
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Tennessee news anchor Cornelia Nicholson was going through her normal day as a reporter when she introduced a "special report." The catch was that she was presenting her own proposal and everyone in the studio was in on it except her. Suddenly, her boyfriend, Riley Nagel, burst into the scene and asked for her hand in marriage with a swoon-worthy declaration of love. He was all prepared with a bouquet of flowers and said, "I thought it'd be fitting to ask you this question here since we met in the news. Cornelia Nicholson, would you marry me?"


 
 
 
 
 
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Nicholson could not stop her tears and happily said yes to the beautiful proposal. During the proposal, Nagel described all the qualities she has that make his life and everyone around hers much better. "You have such an amazing personality. You're so bright, and you always light up a room when you come in and make everyone laugh," he said. Apart from personal qualities, he also appreciated her professional attributes and called her "incredibly talented, especially in news." He explained how she makes him want to do better at his own job, saying: "You're one of the reasons, or pretty much the main reason I'm still in the news today. You're always pushing me to do better in news and other aspects of my life."


 
 
 
 
 
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The whole proposal was easy to arrange for Nagel as the pair worked together at the WRCB news station. They met four years ago while working together at another news station. From their very first encounter, Nagel knew she was the girl for him. He instantly felt drawn to her and they soon began dating. In a follow-up newscast, Nagel—visibly emotional after the proposal—quipped, "They don't call me the romance reporter for nothing!"

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Nicholson, on her part, admitted she knew the proposal was coming but had no idea about the gesture her now-fiance was going to pull off in front of so many TV viewers. The comments section of the YouTube video was in awe of the couple and emotional seeing such a big moment of theirs unfold in front of their eyes. @tangofett4065 was happy for the couple and wrote, "That was fantastic, dude! Grats on her saying yes. You're both awesome reporters, and you both seem like genuinely good people. Happy for ya!" @tammyrenee64 got emotional seeing the proposal and commented, "Omg, I'm crying real tears, that was absolutely beautiful."



 

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