Dallas station spells reporter’s name wrong and the result is very — adult

KTVT in Dallas spelled CBS News correspondent Steve Portnoy’s name wrong in a lower third — and the results were very unfortunate.

Portnoy was appearing on the O&O station from Vietnam as part of the North Korea summit coverage.

The lower third graphic under him has his last name spelled “Porntoy” — not “Portnoy.” In other words, the graphic “renamed” him what would be pronounced as “porn toy.”


The error appeared during the station’s 4:30 a.m. newscast Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

Another viewer, meanwhile, caught the same error on KTVQ in Montana.

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