KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Local news anchor Nick Vasos wasn't feeling well and tried to email the bosses to let them know he needed to take Friday off, but what ended up happening has people across the country laughing.
Instead of simply emailing the bosses, Vasos emailed the entire company - nearly 200 TV stations - and the entire company responded. Now he has thousands of people praying for him.
— Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) November 22, 2019
Nexstar, WDAF's parent company, eventually put a stop to the email thread, but #PrayersForNick was already trending.
— Chief Keith Monahan, CBM (@ChiefKeith) November 22, 2019
— Jessica Garate (@krqegarate) November 22, 2019
— Michelle Kaufman (@MKaufmanTV) November 22, 2019
— Dan Gross (@DJG_Music) November 22, 2019
#NexstarNation CRACKING ME UP tonight!!!!!
— Dana Winter (@DanaWinterTV) November 22, 2019
— Nick Bechtel (@NickBechtelNews) November 22, 2019
— Dave Mazza (@DaveNBC4) November 22, 2019
— Briana K. Augustus (@JournalisticBri) November 22, 2019
— Vivien (@VivienReports) November 22, 2019
— Rob Pandolfino (@RPandolfino) November 22, 2019
Even the WDAF family got in on #PrayersForNick and set up a makeshift vigil on his desk.
— Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) November 22, 2019
— Abby Eden (@AbbyEden) November 22, 2019
I am one of @NickVasos’ managers. Grateful to report he and I have communicated and he is going to pull through. You guys are a scream! 😝Funny enough, WE didn’t get that email at @fox4kc. #nexstarnation #prayersfornick #justlikeferris #emailmigration
— Jana Calkins (@Jayhawk96) November 22, 2019
Shortly after noticing that he was trending online, Vasos offered some good advice on Twitter to the entire company and anyone who decides to call in sick.
Probably the funniest part of the mishap is that no one at WDAF got any of the emails.