WATCH: The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore Wards Off On-Air Ambush

By Cathy Rainone
|  Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014  |  Updated 2:23 PM CDT
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The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore talks about his handling of a man who ran into a live shot.

NBC10.com - Renee Chenault-Fattah

The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore talks about his handling of a man who ran into a live shot.

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Veteran meteorologist Jim Cantore has been whipped by winds and reported amid other extreme weather conditions. During a live report from South Carolina’s College of Charleston Tuesday night, Cantore faced down a different sort of adversary.

An enthusiastic young man charged at The Weather Channel meteorologist in the middle of a live broadcast. Unfazed by the heckler’s antics, Cantore swiftly responded with a knee to what appeared to be the ambusher’s groin. Cantore then continued to deliver the news.

The famous weather expert was reporting from the Charleston campus for The Weather Channel on a rare winter storm that battered the Deep South, leaving thousands stranded.

"Obviously, here at the College of Charleston, they are already having a good time," Cantore quipped about the storm.

Cantore told NBC 10 Philadelphia on Wednesday that such on-air interruptions happen to reporters all the time and he wanted to teach the man a lesson.

"I just hear somebody screaming, I just happen to catch him with a corner of my eye," Cantore said describing the encounter. "I just thought, 'I want him to remember what he just did.' I just reacted."

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