WUSA-TV reporter Andrea McCarren let a colleague do the D.C. station’s latest report on teen drinking and drug use after her two teenage children were harassed at school and on Facebook for her earlier stories, reports Paul Farhi. “My kids were targeted,” McCarren says. “That’s where I draw the line.” One Facebook post warned:
You can’t try and take away something that teens love without retaliation. Haven’t you ever heard of teenage rebellion? Teens love to drink and I’m sure they’ll be laughing it up about your report while they party tonight.
WUSA’s news director says McCarren will continue to report on underage drinking and drug use but won’t appear in stories that might bring threats to her family.