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News anchor learns of friend’s suicide during live broadcast

Talk about professionalism.

Learning of a loved one’s suicide is never easy, but learning of a loved one’s suicide on live TV — and then reporting on it — must be nigh-unbearable.

According to The Huffington Post, Lee Chingyu, a news anchor for NextTV News in Taiwan, was recently on live TV when the story of a man who committed suicide came across her teleprompter.

As Chingyu reports on the tragic breaking news, she learns that the deceased young man is actually a friend of hers.

Speaking as a fellow reporter, I admire this young woman’s strength and composure.