One lucky news anchor received a shoutout from the Special Olympics Beyoncé Knowles’ mom, Tina Knowles, after working over a dozen of the legendary star’s song titles into her traffic report in honor of the release of RENAISSANCE.
Beyoncé’s Mom Calls Newscast ‘Soo Cool!!’
“This Soo cool !!”Knowles captioned a TikTok video clip from the broadcast. “All Song titles.” Sheila Watko, a traffic reporter for Philadelphia’s NBC10, is a major Beyoncé fan, and she showed off her knowledge in an off-the-cuff segment.
Watko was able to include 15 songs in his reporting on traffic patterns. “Say My Name,” “Partition,” “XO,” “Break My Soul,”And “Bills Bills Bills.”This feat is made even more impressive by the fact that Watko did it all without any script.
Anchor’s Reaction To Knowles’ Shoutout: ‘I Did Not Believe It Was True’
Watko had originally planned to pay tribute to Queen Bey, on the 29th of July, the day that she released her most recent album. RENAISSANCEThe film, titled, was released. “but there was a big crash, so I had to keep it serious,”In an Instagram post, she shared the news with followers.
A few days after her Beyoncé-themed broadcast aired, one of Watko’s friends told her Tina had reposted the video. “I did not believe it was true,” The anchor gushed. “When I went onto her Instagram, I was STUNNED! Beyoncé’s mother, Ms. Tina herself, knows of my existence?! I couldn’t stop smiling and then, of course, had to tell my own mom!”
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She continued: “The rest of the hive has been so sweet! I love making people laugh and spreading some joy where I can—it’s a tough world out there! When I saw so many comments from people getting a kick out of the Bey references, I was thrilled.”
A special message is also sent by the reporter to the star. “Beyoncé, there’s a reason you are the Queen. You make so many people feel confident and powerful and beautiful, just like you are. Now give us Act II and come to Philly ASAP! Also… tell your mom I said thank you!”
Her History of Shouting Artists on Air
This isn’t the first time Watko has worked her love of music into her reporting. She’s done similar-themed broadcasts for artists like Flo Rida, Big Time Rush, Jason Derulo, and Taylor Swift. Philly residents love Watko’s fun-filled traffic reports, and can’t wait to see who she shouts out next!