Bird Poops on FOX40 Anchor during Live Shot

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FOX40 anchor Paul Robins ended up with a giant mess on his hands – and jacket and head – after a bird pooped on him Thursday morning on live TV while outside AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Since the video made its debut on, it’s popped up everywhere. The Huffington Post, SFist, London’s The Daily Mail and The Drudge Report have all posted it. If you Google “bird poops on anchor,” it’s all Paul.

Anderson Cooper used it in his show and ESPN has called FOX40 for permission to use it.

AT&T Park seagulls sort of have a reputation for gathering around the stadium and McCovey Cove, so it makes sense that you’d see a direct hit every now and then. Seagull parody Twitter account ‘@ATTSeagull’ refers to Paul’s bird bomb as the “poop heard round the internet!”

This isn’t the first time Paul has been in the national spotlight. He and longtime broadcasting partner Phil Cowan were known as “The Answer Guys” on the Discovery Channel’s “The Next Step.” Paul and Phil also played a huge roll in FOX’s short-lived “The Wilton North Report,” of which Conan O’Brien was a writer. When O’Brien was fired from NBC, FOX40 News Director Brandon Mercer offered him writing for Paul once more.

Paul and Phil also hosted “The Paul and Phil Show” on the radio for 20 years.

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  • Rudy D Duracka

    My Wife and I were at pier 39 in San Francisco while she shopped I was enjoying a beer at one of the outdoor resturants when I heard a plump and looked and a bird pooped in my beer. No free beer and had to buy another and sat inside.

  • Paul Mendell

    These birds are a nuisance & proliferate likecrazy by feeding off human trash. The only real solution is to kill them. Humans created this problem, humans should get rid of this problem with the easiest and most cost efficient solution.

  • Lili

    Paul, what a YouTube sensation you are! Kudos for your response, funny, humble and so in character with who you are on and on screen. Loved you as "one of the nicest guys in radio" and this just adds more charm to your resume.

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