Aussie newsreader fired from on-air after blooper goes viral

omg 11/04/2017

Natasha Exelby is the ABC News anchor who went viral the other day after she was caught day dreaming on live TV, and now she's out of a job.

The priceless reaction of Exelby realising that she was live on TV was loved by many around the world, but it turns out the bosses wasn't as impressed, telling her she had been stood down as an anchor on the network.

The decision has shocked members of the media industry in Australia with messages of support flooding in, with people turning to an online petition to help get her demotion reversed.

Other broadcasters have voiced their amazement at the decision.

Latika Bourke said her career would have ended at her first radio job if she was to have been held to the same standards as Exelby.