08/05/2022, 9:30 p.m
For the past three years, Greg Dutra has hosted the weather for ABC 7 Chicago. But only now does the meteorologist notice that he is standing in front of a touchscreen. Which he can still serve! His pure joy about this circumstance caused a great response.
In the middle of the Chicago weather forecast, TV meteorologist Greg Dutra suddenly falters. The presenter of the US regional broadcaster ABC 7 Chicago was making a cursory movement with his right hand across the screen when the displayed map suddenly moved. “I can do that? Crazy,” says Dutra, interrupting his moderation in the middle of the live broadcast on Thursday morning. He looks at the camera in disbelief. Laughter erupts in the studio.
Dutra can’t believe he’s never noticed that the big screen he uses for weather forecasts is a touchscreen. Completely delighted, he immediately tries out the various functions in the live broadcast: he moves the map, zooms in, tilts the view. His colleague Val Warner asks him amused: “Are you serious? Did you just discover that now?” The other studio presenter, Terrell Brown, even storms into the picture and, next to the grinning Dutra, also touches the touchscreen in complete amazement. “It’s a great day!” exclaims the weather presenter, beaming with joy.
A video of the brief scene has since gone viral on Twitter. Several US media picked up the cheerful clip. The meteorologist published it himself on Thursday and wrote: “That wasn’t in the training manual!” In the meantime, the frequency has been played more than 1.8 million times. Dutra’s tweet received tens of thousands of likes.
As the “New York Post” reports, Dutra has been working as a TV meteorologist for ten years. He has been employed by the ABC television network for three years. A few hours after his video went viral, he was amazed at the response, tweeting, “Well, that went through the roof. I have nothing to sell or announce except: Be nice to those around you. Everyone goes through something.”