Atlanta forecaster says she got death threats after breaking into Master’s for weather coverage
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Atlanta meteorologist Ella Dorsey reported that she received death threats after the station broke into CBS’s coverage of the Master’s for severe weather updates.
- Dorsey, who works for CBS affiliate WGCL, posted a message on Twitter directed at “everyone sending me death threats right now.”
- Her tweet also pointed out that “lives are more important than 5 minutes of golf.”
- She also maintained her belief in the important role TV stations play in alerting the public of severe weather.
- WGCL covered portions of CBS Sports’ coverage of the Masters tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019.
- Although no tornadoes touched down in the Atlanta area, the region was experiencing dangerous weather at the time.
- Most TV stations have specific guidelines that determine what happens when a certain portion of its market’s population or geography is under a severe weather warning or watch — whether it’s running a crawl or breaking into regularly scheduled programming.
To everyone sending me death threats right now: you wouldn’t be saying a damn thing if a tornado was ravaging your home this afternoon. Lives are more important than 5 minutes of golf. I will continue to repeat that if and when we cut into programming to keep people safe.
— Ella Dorsey (@Ella__Dorsey) April 14, 2019