Oct. 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM ET
Reporters often find themselves battling elements in the midst of live shots but those elements tend to be more of the weather variety. For NBC LA's Robert Kovacik, no hurricane or wildfire conditions were necessary for a truly unnerving piece of footage.
While appearing on Thursday's 11 p.m. news, a sizable roach also made a television appearance and proceeded to crawl ALL OVER Kovacik. Take a look at the video as the vermin makes tracks up his arm and across his shoulders; like the pro he his, Kovacik doesn't even bat an eye.
He tweeted afterward: "Thanks viewers for noticing the 'guest' in our live shot! Any names for my new pet?"
If Kovacik's name sounds familiar for reasons outside his reporting, your memory is sharp. Kovacik was dining at the Beverly Hills Hotel's Polo Lounge just before Christmas in 2010 with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump when an "extremely drunk" man approached their table. The man reportedly began to ask harassing questions of Vanderpump, such as, "What are you doing with old people?" When Kovacik attempted to get the man to stop, the man responded by punching Kovacik in the face and shoving Vanderpump's husband, who was dining with them, to the ground.
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