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Irish reporter taken by storm, flooded with fame

Posted at 11:56 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 11:56:31-05

(CNN) A ferocious storm in Ireland over the weekend has rocketed a reporter to fame and flooded her with Internet glory.

While covering a nasty storm , RTÉ News senior journalist Teresa Mannion delivered a live report full of gusto in a thick Irish accent.

The report quickly went viral and spurred various memes.

"I think what you're trying to say is I was bellowing, and you're absolutely right," Mannion told CNN correspondent Jeanne Moos.

But her bellowing ended up beloved.

The veteran Irish television journalist was dubbed a "national treasure."

Next thing you know, Teresa's being photoshopped and imitated in a variety of ways on the Internet.

"I had no idea I was roaring as loudly as I was until I finished that report, and the editor says, 'Wow you can actually tone it down a bit for the next bulletin,’" said Mannion.

But she’s taking it on in stride and having a good laugh at it all.

"I see the comedy gold in it.  I really do," said Mannion.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource