It was the worst moment of Jillian Barberie’s on-air career.
“I was doing one of those segments where someone from the zoo brought animals to the studio,” Barberie remembers. “So I was doing the weather with a bird in my hand, and the handler brought out a monkey. The bird started flapping its wings, which freaked out the monkey. And then that freaked out the bird. There was chaos, and the next thing I knew, my fingernail had been torn right off and was on the floor by my shoes.”