WABC reporter Tim Fleischer punched by stranger in New York City

April 10, 2018
Tim Fleischer, a reporter for WABC’s Eyewitness News, was punched in the face by a stranger while he was conducting in an interview in Queens, New York, on April 10, 2018.According to the New York Daily News, Fleischer was filming a segment in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, when a man ran up to him and socked him in the face around noon.The man was arrested soon after the attack and charged with assault and harassment. Fleischer was taken …

Reporter and photographer chased onto highway after trying to interview New Jersey funeral director

February 7, 2018
Photographer Andrew Mills and NJ Advance Media reporter Stephen Stirling were chased onto a highway and threatened by a man they were covering for a story in Hackettstown, New Jersey.On February 7, 2018, Mills and Stirling visited the neighborhood of funeral director Joseph Fantasia. His company, which contracted with government agencies to transport the dead, had been accused of mishandling bodies for over two years. In June, the Office of the State Medical Examiner severed its ties with Fantasia’s company, …
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