Reporter goes viral for protecting mic with condom during Hurricane coverage

01:28 PM | 29 Sep, 2022
Reporter goes viral for protecting mic with condom during Hurricane coverage
Source: @kylagaler (Instagram)

TALLAHASSEE – A correspondent of a news channel garnered attention worldwide as she put a condom on her microphone during live updates amid Hurricane Ian – which is said to be one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to strike Florida.

As the global media reported on Category 4 storm, which unleash life-threatening coastal flooding and heavy downpour, the award-winning journalist Kyla Galer distracted some viewers by reporting with a mic covered in a flexible latex sleeve.

As news organisations were questioned for sending correspondents to report Hurricane Ian, NBC2’s reporter used a different kind of protection to save the microphone.

She however took to social media to clear the air after her clips went viral on social media creating a frenzy with users coming up with hilarious memes.

In an Instagram story, she can be heard saying “It is what you think it is…It’s a condom…It helps protect the gear…We can’t get these mics wet as there’s a lot of wind, a lot of rain. So, we gotta do what we gotta do, and that is: put a condom on the microphone.”

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Kyla as responded to the matter and try to explain the move, many people quipped saying ‘safe hurricane reporting’.

On the other hand, Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm made landfall in the southeasternmost areas in the US. Winds were recorded at around 150 mph while nearly 2 million customers were without power in the state, and the west coast issued mandatory curfews in the region.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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