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NEWS TO ME: A frog in my throat!

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on February 18, 2011 at 3:35 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 7:38 PM

It happens to all of us in the news from time to time. Sometimes you're anchoring a newscast, everything is going great, you're in the middle of a sentence, and suddenly  - it's right there - the dreaded FROG in your throat!  

What to do? Do I clear my throat and stop reading? Do I cough? Do I stop the newscast and take a drink of water. Do I panic? Decisions, decisions.  

I'll tell you one thing, it really doesn't end well when you try to power through it and NOT do anything about it. Then you end up choking and gasping for air, on air! 

Here is KTVB cartoonist Nick McMullin's recreation of just how bad it really can get...

I sure hope it doesn't happen to me today. If it does happen, I blame Nick!

Have a great weekend!