Her “loving” husband emerged pretty well, but her “control freak” of a sister-in-law is probably less amused, after a CNN presenter left her microphone on while chatting to a colleague in the toilets. Viewers who tuned into Tuesday’s edition of “Live From …” to watch President George W Bush in New Orleans were instead treated to the president competing for attention with anchor Kyra Phillips giving a low down on her family.
“My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving, you know, no ego… you know what I’m saying,” Phillips told an unidentified confidante in a bathroom back-and-forth transmitted live to the nation for over a minute. When her powder room pal turned to talk of her latest love interest and her mother’s approval ratings, Phillips confided - or so she thought - that her brother was the one she needed to look out for. ”He’s married, three kids, but his wife is just a control freak,” she said. A CNN official eventually interrupted the bathroom banter.
The network said in a statement it had experienced “audio difficulties” and apologised to viewers… and the upstaged president.