TV Reporter's Boyfriend Proposes to Her at "Breaking News" Scene
The surprise proposal was caught on camera.
Most television reporters are accustomed to reporting the news. However, one news reporter for a local Alabama station became the news when her boyfriend orchestrated a clever proposal. Blake Bjornson, the boyfriend of Valerie Bell, a WBMA reporter, worked with his girlfriend's employer and even the local police, to send her out on an assignment, which was actually a proposal.
In a video shared to Bell's social media, she arrives at what she believed was the scene of an assignment. A police officer and a firetruck are already there.
She takes a picture with her phone and begins discussing a reported domestic abuse issue, which supposedly took place near the lake. Before she is about to start taking notes, the officer tells her to turn around.
Her fiance is sitting there holding onto a ring box. She looks shocked. "I'm just trying to process what just happened. Oh my god," she says in the video. "I thought there were kids in the water. That's so bad."
When asked for her hand in marriage, she responds "Yes," and Bjornson places the ring on her finger. She also complimented him on how nice he looked.
"How it all went down… Here I was, thinking I was going to breaking news @abc3340, but little did I know, it was all part of a massive collaborative plan to pull off one heck of a surprise. Can't wait to spend forever with you. I'm the most lucky girl. #BecomingBjornson," Bell captioned a Twitter post with the video.
According to WBMA, Bjornson had connections within the fire and police department to pull off the epic engagement. "Bjornson, who works as a firefighter, pulled together some of his friends (including) the Pell City Police Department to help pull off the proposal story of a lifetime," WBMA wrote on Facebook.
"BREAKING NEWS: There's not enough characters on Twitter to say how excited I am to spend the rest of my life with my favorite person," she captioned another photo of herself and her fiancé.