Say What?!: Kansas Reporter’s ‘Freakout’ Spurred by Heckling Cicadas

Kansas-reporters-freakout-spurred-by-heckling-cicadasFORT RILEY, Kansas – A Kansas reporter can add “viral star” to her resume after a clip of her on-camera “freakout” spurred by 17-year cicadas made the rounds online.

Katya Leick, a reporter for KSNT-TV, climbed atop a tank Tuesday at U.S. Army base Fort Riley to deliver a report on live-fire drills, but she was repeatedly interrupted mid-sentence by the large, loudly buzzing insects flying close to her face — at one point nearly going into her mouth.

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