Aileen Hnatiuk is gaining significant attention this season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers clashed with the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in a game between two teams unlikely to contend for the Super Bowl this season. The Bucs emerged victorious with a 20-6 win, improving their record to 4-5, while the Titans fell to 3-6.
While the game itself was one-sided and uneventful, a post-game incident involving Tampa sports broadcaster Aileen Hnatiuk captured the spotlight. Reporting on the game, Hnatiuk faced a strong wind gust that blew her hair in front of her face. However, displaying true professionalism, she maintained composure and finished the segment.
Social media was abuzz with praise for how Aileen handled the unexpected challenge:
“That is some real professionalism right there. Anyone appearing on television knows that sometimes things can go a bit sideways, but the show must always go on.”
Earlier this year, Hnatiuk made headlines when she announced her return to her home state of Florida to work for WFLA in Tampa, after spending several years in Louisiana.
Following Tampa’s win on Sunday and the Saints’ loss to the Vikings, the Buccaneers are now just half a game behind New Orleans for first place in the NFC South. The Bucs face a tough test in week 11 when they travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers.
Fans are hopeful to see more content from Aileen throughout the rest of the season. Check out additional updates from the Bucs reporter below: