"If all news anchors were like this I’d actually watch it," noted one user.
There was a big snowstorm winding down in New Hampshire last month and the reporter who was covering it for WMUR, Troy Lynch, couldn't help but play in the snow. In a hilarious video posted on Tiktok by Lynch, he can be seen making a snow angel, having snowball fights, and creating a snow throne for Big Papi bobblehead. He makes comments like, "If you have energy at 7 am or 7:20ish you need to come out here and build snowmen," and "I'm taking a break right now it's been a really long morning building snow forts. Amy, I know how it looks, but this is easily the hardest I have ever worked."
The video went viral with more than 12 million views and is captioned, "Producer: “Troy, report on the snow. Me:" People on Tiktok just loved his reporting of the snowstorm. A Tiktok user wrote, "I mean this is the reporting we all actually need- how are we supposed to know if it’s snowball snow or not?" Another said, "If all news anchors were like this I’d actually watch it." A third one said, " and the fact that this was really live makes this 1000 times better." According to WMUR website, Troy joined the news organization at WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire in July 2022. He grew up in Manchester in Orange County, California, where snow isn't the most common.
In a similar story where a sports reporter was sent out to report for a winter watch in Waterloo, Iowa, decided a add a little snark with his weather updates. Mark Woodley made hilarious comments throughout the hours-long early morning report. He was asked to help out with December 22, Thursday show. After his work, Woodley put together a clip on Twitter with his snarkiest comments. He captioned the post, "This is what you get when you ask the sports guy to come in to cover a blizzard in the morning show." In just a day, the post went viral with 11.6 million views and 812k likes. In the clip, he is saying, "I normally do sports, uh, everything is canceled here for the next couple of days so what better time to ask the sports guy to come in about five hours earlier than he would normally wake up and go stand out in the wind and the snow and the cold and tell other people not to do the same. I didn't even realize that there was a 3:30 (show) also in the morning until today."
A little later in the video, he says, "It's absolutely fantastic, Ryan. I'm used to these evening shows that are only 30 minutes long and generally on these shows I'm inside so this is a really long show/ Tune in for a couple of more hours to watch me progressively get crankier and crankier." Woodley goes on to joke that he wishes to be inside a car and do updates about road conditions. He says, "That thing's heated. The outdoors is currently, uh, not heated."
Towards the end, he says, "Can I go back to my regular job I'm pretty sure you guys added an extra hour to the show just because somebody likes torturing me because compared to 2.5 half hours ago it is just getting colder and colder."