Local news reporter freaks out when cicadas swarm her segment

Katya Leick wasn't ready for this.

Mar 1, 2020, 1:42 am*

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Dylan Love

KSNT’s Katya Leick simply cannot handle being near cicadas.

The Kansas TV reporter was visiting Fort Riley, a local military installation, to file a story, but she didn’t realize that her visit coincided with The Great Awakening—the dreaded cicadas were waking up from their 17-year-long sleep.

Here’s what happened when one landed on her face.

Cicadas are completely harmless to human beings, but there’s no denying their creepy-crawly factor. It’s easy to be grossed out by them, especially if they land on your face.

While we sympathize with Leick, we must also show you this 47-second-video of her squaring off with the entomological devils. She filed her story in the face of insect terror, and for that, she earns our respect.

H/T BroBible | Screengrab via Katya Leick/YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 12, 2015, 11:23 am