Alex Bozarjian is the WSAV-TV reporter and she was covering a race in Savannah, Georgia. However, Tommy Callaway is a Georgia man slap her butt as he jogs by, prompting Bozarjian to visibly recoil as she struggles to maintain her composure and resume the broadcast.
Alex Bozarjian, of WSAV News, was reporting roadside from a 10km race in Savannah, Georgia when a male participant ran up behind and struck her. She said she was left “violated” and “embarrassed” after being smacked on the bottom during a live broadcast.
Ms. Bozarjian appeared visibly shocked in footage of the incident as streams of runners continued to pass her on Savannah Bridge. She later condemned the runner, saying: “To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning: you violated, objectified, and embarrassed me. The incident prompted outraged reactions from Twitter users and WSAV-TV alike, as well as a public apology from Savannah Sports Council director Robert Wells.
On December 7, Alex Bozarjian tweeted “To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning: You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me. No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work or anywhere!! Do better.”
Robert Wells, director of the Savannah Sports Council, which sponsored the race, quickly responded to the viral video. “This will not be tolerated at our events,” Wells wrote on Twitter. “Glad we have race bibs and photos for easy identification.”
To Bozarjian, he wrote: “Alex, what happened today is 100% unacceptable. You have my assurance we will identify him.”
Alexandrea Bozarjian is originally from Salem, Massachusetts, and joined WSAV as a multimedia journalist in 2018. While Alex spent most of her life in the north and she interned at WKMG and WFTV channel Eyewitness News, both top stations in the Orlando market.
She graduated cum laude from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree. She double majored in Broadcast Journalism and Latin American Studies. Alex speaks fluent Spanish and through her studies has gained a deep understanding of the Latino population. She looks forward to using her language skills to better serve the Coastal Empire.
When she’s not reporting at WSAV she enjoys any and everything fashion, spending time with family, and reading about psychology.