Lesson to New Correspondents: Don’t Oversleep

By Chris Ariens Comment

New ABC correspondent Phillip Mena missed his Houston flooding live shot for Good Morning America Saturday after he overslept, insiders tell us. Mena, who has only been with the network for a month, showed up minutes before air. He was pulled from GMA and meteorologist Rob Marciano did the report instead. Mena, who formerly worked in Houston at NBC affiliate KPRC, ended up doing a Q&A with ABC affiliate KTRK about 15 minutes after his GMA hit was supposed to have happened. He’s been on the road for the last several weeks, covering the flooding in the region and, before that, the biker brawl in Waco. We hear Mena is on his way back to New York, where he’ll no doubt be in for a talking to from the bosses.

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