Female Reporter Shares ‘Disgusting’ Footage Of Harassment She Experienced By Men During Broadcast

A female news reporter has shared “disgusting” footage of the harassment she experienced from men while on camera during a recent news report. Brianna Hamblin, who works for Spectrum News 1 in Rochester, New York, was waiting for her segment to begin when the men approached her and commented that she looked “nice” and “beautiful as hell.” While she originally tried to ignore him, one of the men didn’t get the hint and continued to harass her before verbally abusing her.

  1. Hamblin didn’t want to engage. She quickly thanked them for their compliments and went back to looking at her phone hoping they would go away but they didn’t. One of the men asked why she was on TV, to which she responded that he should find a TV to watch Spectrum News.
  2. The man started making comments about her race. Completely ignoring Hamblin’s instruction to watch the news, the man responded: “See, that’s why I can’t be left alone with a Black woman.” He then used an inappropriate racial slur and said that he couldn’t stand “these f—ing white girls.”
  3. Hambling continually tried to get rid of him. She wished him a good rest of his day but the man simply wouldn’t go away, instead continuing his harassment and saying, “You sexy as f—.”
  4. Sadly, this isn’t the first time it’s happened to Hamblin. Sharing the footage on Twitter, Hamblin admitted that “being hit on and harassed as a woman, especially as a woman reporter out in the field, happens so often you learn how to roll with it or ignore it.”
  5. There are a LOT of things wrong with this. That’s what Hamblin said and I agree. She points out that women don’t want to be talked to like this because “in no way is this endearing. It’s uncomfortable. It’s gross.” She adds that being praised for her race is not a good thing and is in fact a “fetish based on stereotypes, which is just as racist.”
  6. Thankfully, she was able to get away from the situation safely. Hamblin revealed that she had a male colleague with her during the incident which made her feel a bit safer in what is generally a “scary” situation.

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill