WATCH: Tunisian anchor cries on air while reading news of colleague’s death
A news anchor on Tunisian Television, Ikbal al-Kalbosi, cried on air as he read the news of the death of one of his colleagues, prompting the studio cameramen to abruptly end the bulletin.
Al-Kalbosi was presenting the 8pm news bulletin on Monday night, when he received the news of his friend’s death. Abdelkhalik al-Sadawy, 45, was the head of the sport’s section at the station and died of health related issues.
Al-Kalbosi’s editor asked him to broadcast the news on the spot, however, the anchor could not read the piece of news easily. He began to sob between words, and ended in tears prompting the news bulletin to be cut short.