Kayla Sullivan, a news reporter, went viral with her hilarious ‘reports' about parenting. But here's the amazing way it unexpectedly changed her life!
Kayla handed in her reporter badge when she made the difficult choice to leave the news industry. As a single mom to her son Allan, she was working long hours and meeting deadlines. It often meant she would only get to see her son for about 30 minutes a day.
But you know what they say, you can take the girl out of the news studio, but you can take the reporter out of the girl. After leaving her dream job, Kayla found a new way to share breaking news with the world on TikTok.
Kayla Sullivan, News Anchor Who Went Viral
In a video that has garnered more views than a viral cat meme, Kayla showcased her ‘reporting' skills on her toddler’s public meltdown, turning a mundane parenting moment into a side-splitting sensation.
"I can't release specifics, but I can confirm my son is a two-year-old terrorist who held me hostage at the Olive Garden earlier today," she stated, using her son's toy microphone. "It's important to note the friends I met there today do not have children and likely never will after witnessing this situation."
With more than 30 million views, her reporting on the ‘Olive Garden Tantrum Crisis' has become a must-watch for anyone in need of a good laugh. Parents are praising her stories as ‘newsworthy' because life with her two-year-old son is relatable. We've all been at the mercy of our toddler kids at one point or another.
Toddler ‘News Report’ Goes Viral
News outlets nationwide couldn’t resist the temptation to cover this unexpected scoop – a seasoned reporter turning the tables on herself, giving the term ‘parenting journalist' a whole new meaning. From ‘breaking sippy cup” news to ‘exclusive Advent calendar negotiations,' Kayla’s reporting puns and toddler paraphernalia as microphones had TikTok users in stitches.
Even Steve Harvey, known for his infectious laughter, chimed in on the hilarity. Kayala’s video received the official Harvey stamp of approval, proving that when it comes to reporting on toddler tantrums, she’s got the comedic timing that even the pros recognize.
We caught up with Kayla Sullivan to get the inside scoop on her inspiration behind the video and her newfound viral fame. “Parenting is a 24/7 news cycle, and sometimes you just have to find the humor in the chaos,” she quipped, showcasing her ability to blend parenting wisdom with comedic flair.
In a touching and humorous video on Instagram, Kayla gave us the breaking news on her newest endeavor–she got engaged to her boyfriend, Jonathan. The video includes her son Allan excited that Jonathan's son would now be Allan's brother!
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As we conclude this uproarious tale of Olive Garden tantrums and sippy cup sagas, it’s clear that Kayla Sullivan has unlocked a unique intersection of parenting and reporting. Her ability to infuse the serious world of news with the lightheartedness of parenting puns has not only entertained millions but has also made her a relatable figure in the unpredictable journey of raising little humans.
Parents on the internet aren't the only ones who noticed. In true news fashion, Kayla was invited to once again become a part of the news desk at Wish News in Indianapolis, where she gives parenting reports! It's a huge blessing because now she can provide financially for her son and still do what she loves.
WATCH: A New Job Opportunity For Kayla
@kaylareporting Gonna be a real nail-biter on whether I get the job 😂 #SplashSummerVibe #FilmTeyvatIslands #fyp #newsvoice #ParentingHumor #funny #Humor #Job #Interview #JobInterview #WISHTV #news ♬ original sound – Kayla Marie Sullivan
With all of the wonderful changes in her life, Kayla knows none of it is a coincidence.
“Who knew a silly video could lead to such wonderful blessings? I believe God knew. I'm so thankful!” she wrote on TikTok when reminiscing about where she is today.
So, here’s to Kayla Sullivan – the mommy reporter who traded political drama for playdate debacles, proving that sometimes, the best stories are the ones written in crayon. As she continues to ride the waves of viral success, one can’t help but wonder what breaking news she’ll tackle next in the realm of toddlerhood. Whether it’s a cookie negotiation or an exclusive interview with a stuffed animal, we eagerly await her next report from the front lines of parenthood.
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