FTVLive was the FIRST to tell you that WCAU/Telemundo Reporter Iris Delgado was assaulted as she wrapped up a live shot outside Philadelphia City Hall.
WCAU reported the story on their website and then deleted the story with no explanation.
We obtained the video of the live shot where Delgado was assaulted and posted to FTVLive.
FTVLive has also obtained the internal emails sent to the staff, from News Director Anzio Williams and GM Ric Harris.
Here are the memos:
From: Williams, Anzio (NBCUniversal)
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2016 4:15 PM
To: @NBC UNI WWSI Everyone; @NBC Uni WCAU Everyone
Cc: Harris, Ric (NBCUniversal); Keeshan, Kevin (NBCUniversal)
Subject: News Team Assault
Members of our Telemundo62 team were assaulted outside of Philadelphia City Hall last night. The assault happened while covering a news story. Our team members are okay and the suspect was arrested.
This appears to be a situation where our teams did everything the correct way and something bad happened. While we are thankful our safety and awareness training were beneficial in this situation, it is also a reminder that Safety is First.
We are working with Corporate Security to finalize situational awareness training for the news team in anticipation of the DNC.
Ric and I will be available to answer questions and hear concerns. You are welcome to stop by the Peacock Conference Room on Monday June 13; 10-10:30 and again at 2:00pm.
Vice President of News
Team, I cannot emphasize Anzio’s point more emphatically…our employees’ safety comes first. Fortunately, the all of the employees involved in last night’s attack are safe.
I spoke with Iris Delgado, who was the target of the attack, and I am happy to report that she is in good spirits and that her physical injuries are minimal. She thanks you all for your support and well wishes.
I’d also like to send a special thanks to Manny, Jorge, Keith, Damaris, Cesar, Mynellies, Kathy, Anzio, and everyone else involved in assisting Iris through this awful situation.
As Anzio mentioned below, we will be available to discuss and answer any questions at 10a and 2p on Monday. There is also EAP assistance available for anyone who would like to share their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Nancy Quinones can provide further details.