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January 23, 2016

Philly residents are throwing snowballs at TV news reporters

No one is safe

While the tired, old adage of how Eagles fans threw snowballs at Santa Claus is annoying and overused by the national media when talking about the "personality" of Philadelphians, it is worth mentioning considering what's happening to television reporters during their coverage of Saturday's blizzard.

TV news reporters are getting hit with snowballs while reporting on the winter weather.

Dan McQuade of PhillyMag has been documenting the phenomenon on his Twitter feed. First, it was an NBC Philadelphia reporter Friday night.

For those working at local stations, this is probably not unexpected. But for the national media, it might come as a surprise. That probably helps explain the look of shock from a CNN reporter who was hit by a snowball bandit Saturday morning in Philly.

Stay safe out there, television reporters.