This news reporter is proving he’s on that hard news grind.
In this case, he’s grinding down a handrail in front of a crowd of eager, young skateboarders and a couple of recording cameras.
Skateboarding News Reporter in Detroit
Williams reported on this news but did so while riding a skateboard himself. He shared the news clip on his Twitter account with the caption, “Free skateboarding lessons are happening at a new skatepark in Detroit. Of course I had to show the kids something on @Local4News. In all seriousness – as a child, I would have killed for a new park and mentors in the skateboarding community. Glad to see it’s happening in Detroit.”
In the video, you can see as Williams absolutely crushes it on the board while also managing to deliver the live news segment simultaneously. It’s perhaps one of the most impressive examples of multitasking we’ve ever seen. It’s cool and seemingly effortless for the skater.
After he delivers the news, the other anchors, Karen Drew and Jason Colthorp, gush over “how cool he is.” They also ask how long he’s been skating. Victor Williams shares that he’s been skating around since he was 8.
Beyond just local viewers in Michigan, Williams’ performance is becoming a hit on social media. His Twitter clip has gotten over 25,000 retweets and over 180,000 likes so far. Some people are calling it one of the “most impressive live shots” in news history.
More News About News Anchors
He is naming the banner George Stephanopoulos Productions and the goal is to produce nonfiction content that will appear on ABC, Hulu, Disney+, National Geographic, and FX.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company is already working on the very first two documentaries. Both of which are going to be on Hulu. One of these documentaries is “Out of the Shadows.”
This nonfiction work will focus on Christopher Steele, the M16 agent who was the author of the bestselling book “Steele Dossier.” It focused on Donald Trump’s connection to Russia. This documentary will premiere on October 18.
The second documentary is about a terrorist attack that was stopped. If it hadn’t been, it likely would have rivaled the Oklahoma City bombing. This one comes out on November 1.
This new venture is a big step for George Stephanopoulos. Before he was a news anchor, Stephanopoulos was an advisor for the Democratic Party. He was the communications director for the 1992 campaign for Bill Clinton and then became the White House communications director.