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Penn State Grad Tori Yorgey Recaps Viral Moment On ‘Ellen’

Penn State grad Tori Yorgey appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last week to discuss her viral moment of getting struck by an SUV while reporting live for WSAZ-TV in Charleston, West Virginia.

Yorgey opened the segment by reassuring Degeneres, the audience, and the show’s viewers that she was OK following the incident, other than feeling a little sore after being hit.

“[The woman] hit me really perfectly if you think about it, because she pushed me and I just went into the camera, and it fell down,” Yorgey joked.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t the first time she’d been hit by a car. Yorgey told Degeneres that the first time she got hit by a car was at Penn State when she was walking home from the library. Degeneres joked that Yorgey seemed to be the “common denominator” in both incidents.

“I was walking home from the library one night, and a guy rolled a stop and did hit me, but it wasn’t hard,” Yorgey said. “It wasn’t as significant as this.”

She noted that a lot of people were surprised by how her anchor, Tim Irr, reacted to her getting hit. Yorgey said that Irr wasn’t looking at a video monitor, which is why he didn’t seem too troubled.

However, Yorgey assured Degeneres that Irr was concerned and called her when they went to commercial, calling him “the kindest person in the whole world.”

Yorgey recognized how the situation looked from the outside, noting that her family and others were concerned about her. But for her, she knew that although the hit was jarring, she was okay.

“I get why it looks so scary to people. To me, though, it’s not that bad because I knew I was OK…I didn’t want to make it into something bigger than it was. Now, I’m here on Ellen,” Yorgey joked.

At the end of the segment, Yorgey received a light-up jacket that featured her new station, Pittsburgh-based ABC affiliate WTAE, from DeGeneres. However, the biggest surprise was a six-night luxury vacation to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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