A Denver morning news anchor was bitten by a dog during a live broadcast on Wednesday.
Kyle Dyer, an anchor for the morning and noon broadcasts of Denver’s NBC affiliate, 9NEWS, was covering the story of a dog rescued from a frozen reservoir. She was interviewing the dog’s owner and rescuer when she bent down to kiss the dog’s nose. When she did, the dog turned his head and bit Dyer’s face.
Dyer was taken to a local hospital where she is now recovering. According to 9NEWS, the hospital says she has gone through reconstructive surgery for injuries she sustained from the bite.
According to 9NEWS, the dog is being held at the Denver Animal Shelter and will be quarantined for 10 days per standard procedure. The station said officials will re-evaluate the situation on Feb. 18 or 19.
“The dog bite accident that happened today at 9NEWS was unfortunate and certainly not expected based on what we knew about the dog and his owner. Our goal was to unite the owner with the rescuer for a nice segment. We are all thinking of Kyle and her recovery,” Vice President of News at 9NEWS Patti Dennis said on Wednesday. “We love Kyle and what she and her family do for this community. We also love animals and will continue to do all we can to use 9NEWS to improve animal welfare in Colorado.”