Victor Williams, a reporter with WDIV Detroit, wowed his audience and colleagues Wednesday when he completed a live shot while whizzing around a skate park.
During a story on free skateboarding lessons that will be taking place at the park every Monday and Wednesday, Williams rode a skateboard back and forth in front of the camera, gliding up some ramps and doing a few tricks.
“Victor, you are so cool. He is so cool! Look at him go,” enthused one of the anchors in the WDIV studio as another yelled, “That’s live, folks!”
Williams told his colleagues he’s been skating since he was eight years old: “I love it.”
“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,” he tweeted later, along with a video of his live hit.
A local reporter in Kentucky named Victor Puente observed, “I guess the bar for Victors has been raised.”
Williams responded gamely with a few laughing-crying emojis and a suggestion for Puente to get a skateboard.