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IBC24 news anchor Supreet Kaur (YouTube / IBC24).

'Amazing grace'

TV anchor learns of husband’s death in middle of live breaking news report

April 10, 2017

Over the weekend in India, a TV news anchor learned the tragic news of her husband’s death while she was on the air in the middle of a breaking news report. Supreet Kaur, an anchor for India’s IBC24 news channel, was in the middle of a morning newscast when a reporter phoned in from the scene of a breaking story — a fatal car crash. As the on-scene reporter began to recount the details of the tragic accident, Kaur began to realize, even though the reporter didn’t identify the victims by name, that her husband, Harsad Kawade, was in the car, and one of the victims who was killed.

What happened next on the air had viewers mourning with Kaur, and hailing her professionalism. As she realized her personal connection to the tragic news story, Kaur kept her emotions in check and finished doing her job on the air, completing the newscast. After the broadcast ended, she reportedly left the studio and broke down before calling her family to inform them of their loss.

In a statement, Kaur’s boss lauded her ability to make it through the impossible situation. “For a moment her voice trembled, but she collected herself and carried on reading the news till the bulletin got over 10 minutes later,” IBC24’s editor-in-chief Ravikant Mittal said on Sunday.

And in a post on Twitter, newspaper founder and author Minhaz Merchant praised her ‘amazing grace’ under the terrible circumstances.

According to CBS News, Kaur, 28, had married Kawade about a year ago. Below, watch video of her remarkable poise on the air.

Read the full story at CBS News.


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