- Journalist receives the worst news a parent can hear.
- Carlos Alberto Baldassari covered a fatal accident without imagining what was about to happen.
- “Such is the life of a reporter.”
There is no worse news for a parent than learning of the death of their child. This is ,without a doubt, the greatest pain they can experience. It’s even worse when the news is a shock, say if they are covering it for a local newscast.
That is what happened to a reporter from Brazil, named Carlos Alberto Baldassari, who found out that his son had died while he was covering the accident in which the young man had been killed. The journalist never imagined that he was reporting the death of his firstborn.
Journalist covers accident and discovers that the victim is his son
This is journalist Carlos Alberto Baldassari, a native of Araraquara, who was working on the Antonio Machado Sant’Anna Highway, São Paulo, reporting on a collision between a truck and a car in the middle of the highway.
Journalist finds out his son died on-air
During the broadcast he said: “A vehicle had an accident, the body has already been removed. This is what we’re showing you now,” he indicated in his first transmission. There, he showed an overview of the state of the irreparably damaged vehicles and described what had happened.
Then he interrupted the live broadcast for a few minutes, since he had received terrible news. It turns out that one of the cars was his son’s. It was at that moment that he learned that the victim had been his firstborn, but he resumed reporting with professionalism. Filed Under: Journalist accident death son
“The driver of the vehicle that lost his life here is my son”
“Such is the life of a reporter. Many people, perhaps, will not understand the moment we’re experiencing here on the road. There is the car that was involved in the accident, the body has already been removed. The truck stopped about 100 meters to the side of the road, and now listen to what I am going to tell you,” he added in a second broadcast.
At that moment, and with his voice breaking, he explained: “The driver of the vehicle that lost his life here is my son, Tiago, who used to present the daily programs with me. This morning we came to cover the accident and I found out that the deceased person was my son,” he said. Filed Under: Journalist accident death son
He showed his professionalism
After the terrible revelation, he ended his report by saying: “Unfortunately, in this world that we live in reporting, there are times when we’re going to cover events that involve family members. Today it’s my son. We lose Tiago and may God receive him with open arms. He is a good boy, with a good heart.”
According to information provided by the Brazilian media, the victim was 32-year-old Tiago Cequeto Baldassari. They added that he worked with his father on a well-known television program called Balda Noticias. The deceased was the father of an 8-year-old girl and his wife is three months pregnant. Filed Under: Journalist accident death son. TO SEE THE VIDEO CLICK HERE .
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