KUSA Anchor Attacked by Rescued Dog During Morning Newscast

By Andrew Gauthier 

The heartwarming story of a local dog rescued from an icy pond on Tuesday took a turn for the worse this morning as the dog reportedly attacked KUSA morning anchor Kyle Dyer during the station’s 7 a.m. newscast.

Max, an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff, fell through the ice on a pond near his home Tuesday evening and spent roughly 20 minutes stranded in the freezing water before firefighters made a dramatic rescue, which was caught on tape by KUSA’s news helicopter.


After teasing Max’s visit to the KUSA studio throughout the morning, the station had him on during its 7 a.m. show, which airs on KTVD.  While Max was meeting the KUSA morning team, he bit Dyer on the face (video inside).

On its Facebook page this morning, KUSA reported that Dyer was “getting medical attention due to the injury.”

“As soon as we know the extent of Kyle’s injury,” KUSA wrote, “we will update you on her condition.”

Luckily, the dog was appearing on-air with the firefighter who rescued him so their was a trained emergency medical worker on-hand.

“So you may have seen Kyle get bit by the dog in the 7 a.m. hour,” Dyer’s co-anchor Gary Shapiro posted on his Facebook page.  “All we know for sure is that he got her on the lip, and she’s being treated for the injury at the hospital.”

Video of the incident is not (yet) now available online…

Calls to KUSA news director Patti Dennis were not immediately returned.

Here’s KUSA’s story on the dramatic rescue…

[Via Denver Post]