News anchor unknowingly introduces her own marriage proposal from boyfriend as next segment
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A local news anchor in Tennessee was even more stunned than the viewers at home when she unknowingly introduced her own proposal as the next segment.
The amazing surprise unfolded on NBC affiliate WRCB on Monday (21 August), when anchor Cornelia Nicholson positioned herself in the Chattanooga studio for what she no doubt thought would be a pretty normal day at work.
Nicholson made her way through the segment as usual, but she was caught off guard when she began reading from the teleprompter and suddenly realized she was talking about herself.
"Coming up right now we have the story of two young journalists who just so happened to find love in the same industry," she read, laughing.
"Local 3's Riley Nagel joins us in studio with a special report?"
Cornelia's boyfriend, Riley, then walked on to the set holding a bunch of flowers, and told viewers that he and Cornelia met almost four years ago while working in news.
He continued: “I thought it’d be fitting to ask you this question here, since we met in news. Cornelia Nicholson, would you marry me?”
Cornelia admitted she was 'going to cry' over the proposal, but of course she said yes and stood up to kiss Riley, much to his relief - and the relief of everyone at home, I'm sure.
She later took to Twitter to share the clip of her proposal, describing it as 'the most perfect day'.
"The love of my life proposed to me on TV," she wrote. "I’m still in shock! ... Thank you to all my friends/coworkers who helped hide this from me and make it happen!"
In another post on TikTok, Cornelia added that she was 'still at a loss for words' over the segment.
“@Riley Nagel hid this so well,” she added. “I am so excited for our future together.”
Cornelia's post has been met with thousands of likes and shares, with one curious viewer wondering how the show's producers had managed to sneak in the segment without Cornelia realizing.
She responded to say they had 'hid it in the 7am rundown' - a smart move because she would 'never look at that'.
"[They] dragged it over right before I was going to read it," Cornelia continued.
If that's not the kind of news you want on your local station, I don't know what is. Congratulations!