NBC News correspondent harassed while reporting live on Hurricane Ida in Mississippi

August 30, 2021
NBC News correspondent Shaquille Brewster was interrupted and confronted by a man while reporting live on the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Gulfport, Mississippi, on Aug. 30, 2021.In the news segment, as Brewster begins reporting on the scene, a white pickup truck pulls up and a man in a white shirt runs toward the news crew. Brewster then moves slightly toward his left so that the camera pivots away from the man, but as he continues to speak, the man’s …

NBC News producer hit with multiple projectiles during Louisville protests

May 30, 2020
NBC News producer Kailani Koenig and correspondent Cal Perry were shot at with pepper balls while covering protests in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 30, 2020.Protests in Louisville have centered around the deaths of Breonna Taylor, shot and killed inside her home by Louisville police in March, and the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police on May 25.Perry told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that the news team and their security guard were reporting from a …

NBC reporter struck with multiple projectiles while covering Minneapolis protests

May 29, 2020
NBC and MSNBC reporter Micah Grimes wrote that he was struck by multiple munitions fired by law enforcement while covering the fourth night of protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 29, 2020.Protests in Minneapolis and across the nation were sparked by a video showing a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a black man, during an arrest on May 25. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a hospital.In the early evening, Grimes tweeted that a law enforcement …

NBC reporter shoved by officers while trying to interview senators at U.S. Capitol

February 14, 2019
On Feb. 14, 2019, U.S. Capitol Police officers pushed and shoved NBC reporter Leigh Ann and other journalists while they were trying to interview U.S. senators in the basement of the Senate building.“It was happening to everyone who tried to get close to a senator,” Paul McLeod, a BuzzFeed News reporter who witnessed the altercations, told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. “I can tell you I witnessed [Leigh Ann] Caldwell of NBC get smashed out of the way when she …
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