Former Bay News 9 reporter Chris O'Connell attacked during TV report in Philly
If you live in the Tampa Bay area and saw the jarring video footage of reporter Chris O'Connell attacked while he was reporting on a case of animal hoarding in South Philadelphia, you might have recognized a familiar face.
That's because O'Connell spent ten years here in the Tampa Bay area chasing news stories for local cable newschannel Bay News 9, as a reporter and later sports anchor.
After leaving BN9 in 2007, he spent some time in Minneapolis before joining Philadelphia's Fox affiliate WTXF last year.
Check out video of his encounter below: