Cool-as-Cucumber TV Reporter Effortlessly Blocks Man from Entering Her Shot: 'This is a Mom Move'

An unflappable television reporter is being lauded for stopping a passerby from unwittingly stepping into her shot.

Darla Miles, a reporter for WABC Channel 7 in New York, was at Port Authority Bus Terminal earlier this week, reporting on an overturned truck that had resulted in serious service interruptions and gridlock around the Lincoln Tunnel.

At one point, Miles was discussing the effect of the crash on rush hour traffic when a man starts to walk between her and the camera. At that point, she put her arm out to block the man while seamlessly continuing her story.

Eyewitness News tweeted a clip of the scene, writing "This is why we love Darla Miles #smooth"

WABC co-anchor Bill Ritter praised his colleague in a tweet of his own.

"The job of reporters is to get the story, and, no matter what is happening that would distract most people, keep focused. @DarlaMiles7 did that perfectly yesterday during that hours-long commuter nightmare."

Miles received much praise online for "ninja-like reflexes."

"She didn't even break her stride," wrote one Twitter user.

"Now, The NY Giants want to recruit her," added another.

"This is a mom move," tweeted one woman. "The calmness of the block. The 360-degree vision. The ability to unswervingly continue with the task at hand. Darla Miles must be a mom or a super aunty because she has people wrangling skills par excellence."

When one man commented, "they don't teach that in journalism school," she responded "No they did not! It just comes from 10yrs of reporting in NYC!"

According to the WABC website, Miles joined the Eyewitness News Team as a general assignment reporter in 2009, covering the attempted terror bombing in Times Square and the arrest of French economic minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and interviewing Senator John McCain, Jesse Jackson and Oprah Winfrey, among others.

Prior to coming to New York, Miles was a reporter and anchor for WFAA-TV in Dallas, where she was nominated for a Lone Star Emmy Award. She also worked as a reporter at WTVD-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina and as a reporter and anchor at WJBF-TV in Augusta, Georgia.

Fluent in Spanish, she helped launch CNN en Español as a 24-hour network and has also worked as a weekend anchor for CNN Headline News.

In 2011, Miles was filmed almost being blown off an overpass by a gust of wind while reporting on a heatwave in New York. As seen in the clip below, she barely managed to complete her report.