On Monday’s “NBC Nightly News,” Brian Williams took some time to defend Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Seidel, who over the weekend appeared to be caught relieving himself by the evening newscast, TVNewser reports.
As reported by Us Magazine, Lester Holt on “NBC Nightly News” cut to Seidel, who was covering storms in North Carolina, but the camera caught Seidel with his back turned to the camera and he “appeared to be relieving himself in the snow.”
That wasn’t the case, Williams noted on Monday, adding, “Social media owes our friend Mike Seidel an apology.”
Williams continued: “The intrepid and fearless Weather Channel Meteorologist was the victim of some wild misinformation when this happened on the news here Saturday night: Lester Holt threw to Mike’s live report in a snowstorm in North Carolina. Mike had lost cellphone contact with our control room … so he couldn’t hear through his attached earpiece that he was on the air. He put his back to the storm and the camera … he had to take off his gloves and re-dial his phone, which was tethered to his ear; that’s when the rumors hit the Web that he was perhaps writing his name in the snow. It was just Mike working to make it right — which is why we all love working with Mike Seidel.”
Here’s a clip of the incident over the weekend: