Reporter Goes Topless for Story

Sunday, November 27, 2011

While covering a story about a naked drunk driver involved in a high speed chase, WOIO reporter Paul Orlousky appears topless while recreating the drivers stunt.

Orlousky, a reporter for WOIO Action News in Cleveland, Ohio, went to the courthouse to try and get some answers from the woman who was arrested for drunk driving while wearing nothing but a thong.


At first Orlousky was confronted by the woman's lawyer who ended up swatting the video camera with her file folder.

Then after an attempt to get something from the drunk driver herself, Orlousky went topless.


In the video it shows Orlousky sitting in the car wondering why the woman would be almost completely naked while driving. The camera then zooms out to reveal he himself has no shirt on.


This could be an attempt to get more ratings for his station, or Orlousky thought humor was the best way to connect with the audience during this segment.

Many people commented on an article by Andrew Gauthier at TVSpy at mediabistro.com, showing their negative feelings toward the topless story, calling Orlousky biased and unprofessional.

Whatever the reason for Orlousky taking his shirt off was, it did bring in some additional viewers to the station to see this topless reporter in action.

2 comments:

Keith McCarthy November 30, 2011 at 8:33 AM  

Personally, I think this is hilarious. However, as a professional, this is uncalled for. Orlousky was clearly poking fun at the accused and, in doing so, he came off very biased and unprofessional. People who commit crimes like the one mentioned in the story deserve to be made fun of, they're idiots. However, as a journalist, it is Orlousky's job to report the news not satire it.

Mariah K. Young November 30, 2011 at 10:19 AM  

If Orlousky wants to be taken seriously as a journalist then this was a terrible move. However, it did get more viewers and some good "buzz." If he doesn't mind people viewing him as the "unprofessional funny guy" then I suppose he can do as he pleases. Personally, I would rather be taken seriously, otherwise I would just be a comedian.

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