Meteorologist Gets Death Threats for Interrupting Tiger Woods Tournament With Tornado Updates

ET: A meteorologist in Atlanta said some viewers threatened to kill her after she interrupted a broadcast of Tiger Woods’s golf tournament with tornado updates.

In the face of the deadly southern storms moving across the country, Ella Dorsey, meteorologist with CBS46 in Atlanta, Georgia, issued tornado updates on April 14, in the last hour of the Masters golf tournament in which Woods went on to win his first major championship since 2008.

Some fans clearly didn’t appreciate the interruptions forcing Dorsey to post to Twitter that she would continue to issue warnings to ensure public safety—despite receiving death threats.



To everyone sending me death threats right now: you wouldn’t be saying a damn thing if a tornado was ravaging your home this afternoon. Lives are more important than 5 minutes of golf. I will continue to repeat that if and when we cut into programming to keep people safe.

 · Atlanta, GA

The National Weather Service confirmed a total of 42 tornadoes across eight states from Texas to Pennsylvania starting early on Saturday morning, April 13. At least nine people have been reported dead, including three children. Two of the nine deaths occurred in flash flooding in Louisiana.  more here

9 Comments on Meteorologist Gets Death Threats for Interrupting Tiger Woods Tournament With Tornado Updates

  1. And theirs votes equal yours. Sometimes they count for more. But I would expect white losers made the threats since few blacks are keen on golf.

  2. It’s called The Masters not Tiger Woods Tournament. Mr/Mrs Wong you are a fuckin idiot. Learn something!

  3. Let me tell you, NOTHING is worse than The Young & The Restless and The Bold & The Beautiful being preempted for that goddamn March Madness basketball shit.

    Suck it up, Mastersbaters.

  4. If you have never been hit by a tornado then it is impossible to understand what destruction they do. An F-5 hit my city in May. 1970 and it was devastating. These people who complain are shallow and stupid.

  5. At least they could find out the winner of the tournament. Whenever ‘Maury’ is interrupted by coverage of a police car chase here in California (which they do all the time), I never can find out whether Da’Quan fathered Laquisha’s crotch droppings or not. It pisses me off, but I’m not about to issue death threats over it.


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