Clodius and Co. Blog
March 20th, 2013
Huntsville, Ala., news anchor Jillian Pavilca was tricked into reading some "breaking news" off the teleprompter during a live TV broadcast on Saturday, only to discover that the news was actually the lead-in to her own surprise marriage proposal.

Pavilca's boyfriend, Vince Ramos, convinced the show's producer to put his script into the teleprompter and the results were spontaneous, funny, romantic and memorable.

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"And we do have some breaking news to report to you," Pavlica told her audience at the endĀ of Saturday's 9 p.m. newscast. "Fox 54 has just learned that a Huntsville news anchor is being proposed to on live TV right now."

It takes a moment for the news anchor to absorb what she just said, and her two fellow newscasters scamper off the set. Then Ramos enters the scene, where he drops to one knee and proposes on live TV. The anchor says, "Yes," and the couple embraces.

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The producer then goes to a shot of the weather map, as one of the fellow anchors says, "Hey, here in the Fox 54 studios, a hundred percent chance of a few tears of joy tonight."

Pavlica revealed to the "Today" show that she had no chance to read the "breaking news" script before she did it live.

In the few days since the live broadcast, the romantic story and video have gone viral with 191,000 views on YouTube. Check it out below...