Lightning Strikes Local News Station-WNZ TV as Weatherman Delivers Live Broadcast. local meteorologist Todd Gutner continued his broadcast today when power was knocked out at his news station. During the massive thunderstorms rolling through the Boston-area this afternoon, lightning struck the WBZ-TV, the CBS Local affiliate, offices, located at 1170 Soldiers Field Road, just next to the Charles River in Boston. The lightning strike knocked out power in the middle of Gutner's weather report, and the entire studio went black, causing Gutner to appear as a dark silhouette, in front of the light screens showing the doppler radar. What's awesome, though, is that the blackout doesn't even phase Gutner — He just keeps on keepin' on with his weather report. The broadcast short circuits, going silent for a few seconds, but Gutner then reappears, eventually gaining sound, telling the audience, "You might be able to hear me right now, I am not sure of that..."
He goes on with his report: "I believe we're on generators right now," he tells the audience, continuing on to describe the radar behind him, showing storms over the Cape and the Islands.
"We just took a potent lightning strike, probably right to the rooftop or to our transmitter," Gutner explains to those who are just tuning in to the broadcast.
"I don't know if you hear me at home; I don't know if you see me at home. If you do either one, just keep listening. I'm going to keep doing this," says Gutner.
Kudos to you, Mr. Gutner, for taking your job to the next level, even in the face of darnkess. Literally. Well done!
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