Reporter robbed during live broadcast

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.21 - 2023 10:42 PM CET

Photo: Rede Globo
Photo: Rede Globo
Reporter robbed during live broadcast.

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Normally, reporting live on seemingly mundane topics like train delays is considered low-risk for journalists. However, this was far from a routine or dull assignment on Friday afternoon in the Brazilian city of São Paulo.

Beatriz Backes, a reporter for TV Globo, was robbed while conducting a live broadcast for the program "Bom Dia São Paulo." She was reporting on delays in the Linha 1-Azul metro line due to a circulation failure.

Stationed in front of the Luz station in central São Paulo, the screen began to shake, and the broadcast was abruptly cut off.

Sources confirmed to Notícias da TV that Backes was indeed robbed.

Beatriz Backes, who reports live on public transport using her cellphone, was robbed while speaking live for 'Bom Dia SP' this Friday. She was standing at the entrance of the Luz subway station when a man ran by and snatched the device. Despite the scare, the reporter is fine." states a spokesperson from the TV station according to Correio Braziliense.

Beatriz Backes is known for her coverage of public transportation in São Paulo.

She often acts as both a reporter and a cameraperson, filming her segments using her cellphone. She has not yet commented on the incident.

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