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Dog Attacks 9News Anchor Kyle Dyer During Broadcast
February 8, 2012, 8:50 am
Filed under: KUSA

9News morning anchor Kyle Dyer was taken to the hospital this morning for facial wounds suffered when a dog being featured in a news segment attacked her. Kieran Nicholson at The Denver Post has the details.


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[...] so far has resisted sharing video or photos of the in-studio dog attack on morning anchor Kyle Dyer, but a viewer captured the incident, and has posted it online: Advertisement [...]

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Looks like that dog need to see The Dog Whisperer.

Comment by Kim

Unreal….You would think that local reporters would be safe. This is terrible now the dog and the reporter will have to suffer!

Comment by Scott Darrohn

It’s unfortunate the reporter was injured, but she should have done her homework. You don’t put your face, in the face of a dog you don’t know; especially one that has recently been traumatized. It’s equally unfortunate the dog will pay for the errors of his owner and the reporter.

Comment by Jan Rumberger

I saw the video and the dog gave her warning before he bit. His ears were back and he was panting with tongue extended. He was showing all the signs of stress. Then as she got close to his face, he bared his teeth, which she ignored and got closer. It was not the dog’s fault, he was giving all the signs that are very normal. I blame the owner for not being in tune with his dog’s body language and the anchor for trying to be cool. Plus she was sitting and leaned over the dog – a huge no-no for anyone to do to a dog, let alone one in stress.

And as always, the dog will pay for the human’s ignorance!li

Comment by Lisa A

That anchor was doing it all wrong. There obviously was no coaching on how to be around a strange and nervous dog. Excessive lip licking is also a signal to human that dog is nervous. Hind-sight is 20/20 – However, before people deal w/ dog(s) – getting as pet or having them on televison segment, try doing homework on how to meet a new dog. I hope the anchor is okay – but I also hope the dog is not going to be put down as vicious. Because he was simply nervous.

Comment by Kerry

I feel very bad for Kyle, but its amazing when something happens to one of their own how different they act about peoples privacy. I was involved in a tragic event a couple of weeks ago where a young man died in an avalanche and the media was relentless in trying to tell the story. No one seems to care that the family only wanted their privacy at the time. The Media are a bunch of Vultures, and very big hypocrites, I bet their isn’t a film crew outside Kyle’s hospital room?

Comment by Arod

How anyone can describe this as an attack is absurd. Every headline that reads that way is hugely misrepresenting the event…it’s sounds like the paparazzi with the attention-grabbing headline and content that in no way backs it up. The press are a bunch of sensationalism pursuing idiots. The dog was protecting itself in a stressful situation. It basically nipped her, but it’s a big dog with a big mouth and big teeth. A “nip” from a dog that size is going to do some damage if it connects. Unfortunately for the reporter, it did. I hope she makes a full recovery, is no worse for the wear and has learned a costly lesson.

Comment by Deane

Any encounter where a dog uses his teeth and rips someones face is an attack and it is irresponsible to say otherwise. I had a pitbull mix that would Never have “nipped.” It comes down to poor dog ownership and training. I bet if it were yourself or someone you loved you wouldn’t be so quick to make excuses. People should be required to pass training classes and aquire permits to own any breed of dog with proven deadly power.

Comment by AngelaSun

Are you serious? First of all, if it were myself or someone I loved, we wouldn’t have been so careless as to put our face close to a large and obviously stressed dog (or any animal) with a large mouth and large teeth that we didn’t have a familiar relationship with. It’s common sense and unfortunately some people weren’t born with it. I feel sorry for the person and I pray she makes a full recovery, but to call what the dog did an “attack” is grossly mischaracterizing it. The dog felt threatened in a stressful situation and reacted to it as anyone who has any basic knowledge of dogs would expect. It wasn’t an attack, it was a “get outta my face” warning. If you’d ever seen a dog actually attack someone or something, you’d know that.

Comment by Deane

Reblogged this on Happy has many levels and commented:
Unfortunately when things like this happen the dog is always blamed. (and sometimes the entire breed is blamed)
This was clearly caused by the situation the dog was forced to be in. How many dogs could actually be relaxed and calm being in such a “foreign” environment filled with strangers and strange equipment and lighting. If I was the dog’s owner I’d sue the network for the stress caused to the dog. Yes I do feel sorry for the anchor woman because no one ever taught her about canine body language and how to approach dogs properly.

Comment by Linda P.

Dear Kyle,

Thank you much for the excellent reporting you’ve given to us thru the years. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. It must have been a frightening experience which I’m sure has caused much angst and worry. Please know that there are so many of us out there that are anxiously looking forward to your return. We know the healing will take time. We’re rooting for you.

Comment by Jon hill

I have not seen the video – only heard the story via local news out of Colorado Springs. I cannot believe anyone would put their face so close to ANY type dog enabling the dog to bite them. This is not an “attack”. It is certainly an unfortunate accident from which everyone should learn. The dog should not be punished for this human error. Even humans dislike other humans “getting in their face”.

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