'Mortifying': Reporter's live cross blunder sees him busted without pants

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Zoom fails and live cross blunders seem to have now become synonymous with working from home, as another reporter found out the hard way this week.

ABC News reporter Will Reeve, who happens to be the son of late Superman actor Christopher Reeve, was busted pant-less while appearing on a Good Morning America.

The blunder was quickly spotted by viewers and shared on social media, leading Will to respond with: “I have ARRIVED... in the most hilariously mortifying way possible.”

Will was covering a segment on pharmacies in the US using drones to deliver medicine to people, but while he was dressed to impress in a suit jacket and shirt on top, his bare legs could be seen in the camera shot.

“When WFH goes wrong (or, your self-framed live shot goes too wide). Hope everyone got a much needed laugh,” he went on to add on Twitter, before explaining that he has been “trying to be efficient” by getting ready for a workout straight after his live cross.


“The camera angle, along with friends, family, and several hundred strangers on social media have made me rethink my morning routine,” he said.

“Any satirical tips from these people who are wearing a belt, trousers, and shoes during their work video calls at home are most welcome.”

Will Reeve is a reporter for ABC. Photo: Getty

The mistake certainly provided many people with a laugh.

“Ain’t no party like a no pants party,” one person quipped.

“Brilliant. You have also given away the secret to every male senior portrait of ever,” another wrote.

Of course, this particular live cross error is a little less embarrassing than when another US reporter accidentally gave the world her glimpse of her naked husband recently.

Reporter Melinda Meza was doing a segment for local news service KCRA on cutting your own hair during quarantine.

But while demonstrating that for viewers, her husband, Mike de Lambert, can be seen in the reflection of the mirror behind her - in the shower.

And it’s not just reporters adjusting to working from home.

Even celebrities have suffered their own online fails during this coronavirus pandemic.

TV star Trinny Woodall's partner Charles Saatchi for example made the mistake of walking into her Facebook livestream last week - also completely naked.

The video, which has since been deleted, featured Trinny giving some fashion and beauty tips when Charles walked into frame naked as he headed to the shower.

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