Sources tell FTVLive that the Reporter hit in paintball attack was Jennifer Tomazic (pictured). The Photographer who was with her was Moe Jetter. Word is that Jetter quickly intervened alerting Jennifer it was a paintball that she was hit with.
Our source says that initially, Tomazic did not know what hit her. She was heard over her mic in the control room: "I'm hit, I'm hit." She had just raised the microphone to give a mic check when the shots came from a passing car around 4:30 a.m.moments before a Pittsburgh schools back-to-school story.
Since the attack, WPXI management has made some policy changes. Live shots are now per the Reporter and Photographer's judgment call. There is now a no-knock policy on doors that has also been implemented.
Interestingly, WPXI has made no mention of the paintball incident, either on the air, or on their website.
Now, you could argue that the station is not mentioning the attack as to stop some copycat, but the station covered 3 other attacks ( No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3) in the past on people that were not affiliated with the station.
It seems that if you are going to cover the others, it seems you should do the same when it involves your station.