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WAVE 3 News reporter kissed on live TV; here’s why it’s not cool

Sara Rivest’s Twitter post about the incident goes viral
Updated: Sep. 23, 2019 at 6:32 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - On Friday, you may have been watching WAVE 3 News at 6 when one of our reporters was kissed by a stranger on live television.

Some might have thought it was funny, but we don’t think so.

Reporter Sara Rivest was reporting live from just outside the busy Bourbon & Beyond festival when someone she didn’t know pretended to smack her, then kissed her on the cheek.

She later posted video of the incident on Twitter (see below), a post that got a lot of attention over the weekend, so we decided to address it on air in a conversation with anchor Dawne Gee.

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