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Video: Reporter Smoothly Shoves Hollywood Heckler Out Of His Shot

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A Los Angeles reporter broadcasting live from Hollywood smoothly shoves a yelling man out of his shot and carries on his coverage like nothing happened.

It's just another night on Hollyood Blvd. for KTLA 5 reporter Steve Kuzj. He was reporting live last night around 10:30 p.m. from the Hollywood and Highland area about the recent measles outbreak.

As he begins his segment, a man rushes up next to Kuzj, shouting. Kuzj calmly removed him from the shot, repositions himself and carries on.

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Kuzj's Twitter bio describes him as "Martial Arts, Fitness, Technology and Outdoor expert." On his KTLA bio, there's a very clear warning: "If you ever see him out on a story, feel free to go up and say "hi," but bad guys be warned, Steve has a second-degree black belt in mixed-martial arts and has been doing karate since he was just 5 years old."

Kuzj later tweeted about the on-air incident.

While some viewers were offended by Kuzj's actions:

Others praised him:

And one Twitter user just had this to say: