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Watch Reporter Stiff Arm a Passerby From Entering Her Live Shot in the Most Glorious Fashion

Live reporting is tough. You’ve got to set yourself up right, you’ve got to make sure you’ve got all the information you need, and then you’ve got to be ready for … unexpected interruptions. Fortunately, Darla Miles — a reporter for New York’s WABC — expected the unexpected and stopped a man from unwittingly ruining her live shot.

Miles was at New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal earlier this week to report on service interruptions resulting from an overturned truck in a highway crash, forcing gridlock around the Lincoln Tunnel. While describing the implications for the rush hour commute, Miles put her arm out to block a man who was about to walk between her and the camera — all while stoically continuing the report.

The moment ended up getting viral attention, with Miles’s “ninja-like reflexes” drawing applause from media observers and the Twitterverse:

The block was highlighted on Twitter by WABC, so Miles showed off her meme game while thanking fans who appreciated her professionalism:

Watch above, via ABC7

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