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The Reporter Who Famously Taught Us To Fend Off A Bear Attack Has Been Fired For Doing A Handstand

Julie Tremmel, the same reporter behind the viral "what to do if a bear attacks" video, has now been dismissed for doing an on-air handstand.

Posted on February 25, 2014, at 1:11 p.m. ET

Rhode Island TV reporter Julie Tremmel has been fired for doing a handstand during this live segment about America's Got Talent.

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Jim Taricani, a fellow reporter at the news station WJAR, said on Facebook that “some TV reporters like to draw attention to themselves… [which is] an insult to most of us trying to be professional.”

Tremmel first gained gained notoriety after this hilarious segment on what to do in the instance of a bear attack went viral.

Tremmel and her union are reportedly fighting her dismissal.

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