TV anchor gives interview after on-air dog bite
Denver news anchor Kyle Dyer received a severe dog bite on air.
February 24th, 2012
11:51 AM ET

TV anchor gives interview after on-air dog bite

A Denver news anchor is speaking out for the first time after being severely injured when a dog bit her on the face during a TV interview.  Earlier this month, Kyle Dyer was interviewing the owner of an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff who was rescued from icy waters. While petting the dog’s face, Dyer leaned in to kiss his nose when the dog lurched forward and bit her face.

Dyer was taken to Denver Health Medical Center where, after four hours of surgery, she received 70 stitches to her lips and nose. She later posted on Facebook that her mouth was stitched shut in order for the skin graft to take.

She is out of the hospital and recently sat down for an interview to discuss the accident and resulting surgery. Dyer is happy that the dog is back with his owners and is pleased to be recovering and moving forward with life. Listen to her describe the bite and the moment she realized she had no upper lip.

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  1. MK

    These comment forums come across like a group of high schoolers bashing each other. It's just a lot of silly stuff having little to do with the real topic.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd H

      All the comment sections on all news sites look like that. It's a sad window into the true state of the world.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      These comment sections are the worst thing for news sites. Little substance and a lot of anger and bashing. Never anything substantial said here, other than hate and idiotic banter. I wish they would do away with them.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jj

    Personally, I don't think animals should be domesticated. Mankind did animals no favor by making them dependent slave species. Animals belong in the wild. They do just fine by themselves in the wild. They don't belong in homes and on TV.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realist

      Are you high!? 100 years ago do you think people would say "Hey Jimmy let me ties these leather straps to you and you can pull my plow" HECK NO! Why don't you go outside and auctially think about things before you do your drugs and think about dumb stuff.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realist

      Also, life expectance of a wild dog 3 years....domesticated dog...12 years. I think we did them one heck of a favor.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The owner should've killed that EVIL DOG!!!

    The owner would be happier to live without EVIL DOG. You have sick society telling owner "KEEP THE EVIL DOG!!!"

    If he sells "EVIL DOG" and owns different friendly dog. The owner would be happier.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • JTK

      Do the world a favor and stop trolling. It's not cool. It's idiotic.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • The owner should've killed that EVIL DOG!!!

      Stop telling people to "KEEP EVIL DOG" in the house. God forbids people worshipping EVIL.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Never Forgive and Love EVIL DOG!!!

      You said "WRONG" that because Jewish bible speaks the truth.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • A

      You're an idiot who can't speak proper english

      February 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicholas

      You are wrong. I bet you are one of those who has never been out of the house, never made a mistake, never been humbled by any life changing event, any horror or maybe youve been bit by a dog? Think about that dogs place in the scheme of life. This world is run by human beings who have been destroying lives of all kinds for a long time. You have some searching to do man.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • faberji

      Are you serious? "Kill evil dog", The dog obviously felt threatened and reacted the only way it knew how. If anyone is to blame its the producers,owner and cop for not educating the news anchor on how to approach this breed of dog. YOU should be killed for your naive comment and throwing around the idea of killing an innocent animal. And you could learn something from the news anchors humble and forgiving reaction.

      February 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JTK

    This reporter called it an "accident," but the funny thing about accidents is that they're preventable. Of course the dog bit her; it didn't know her, it was in an environment to which is was not accustomed, and she was stupid. Any sensible person who knows dogs knows that you never stick your face near the dog's; it's a sign of confrontation, and the dog will react accordingly by showing its dominance in an aggressive fashion just as any human or animal would. The dog was acting naturally; the human was acting stupidly. Plain and simple.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      Thats strange that you say that cause the owner who should know more about the dog than anyone never says anything the whole time about what the anchor women was doing so the owner failed case closed now all you idiots can shut up.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      You would think Dyer would know better.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Johan Goetz

    My lord who puts their face within reach of an animals mouth when they don't know them..

    February 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brenda

      Right. Especially when the dog is in a strange surrounding, about 200 people are watching, with bright lights, cameras and strange sounds....AND THIS FOOL REPORTER gets in his safety zone and is shocked he got nervous and bit her??? SHE IS AN IDION

      February 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • gingerpeach

      I was thinking the same thing. No matter what kind of animal it is you should never ever put your face up to it, if it doesn't know you really well!

      February 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lolz

    who pets a dog like that? watch the full video. She is like grabbing its chin and then like hitting it in the eye with her hand. Is that lady brain dead?

    February 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sam

    Angry Person/JJ/EVIL DOG, clearly, you 3 need to be euthanized!

    February 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      Yes you are right the evil dog should be euthanized.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicholas

      The dog isnt evil. Do you realize how much pain is out there in the world. Lots of pain. You think you have the right to kill another being, to take its life away because it injured someone. You have no idea what you are talking about. It worries me sometimes that people that think like you are even around.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jim

    Amazing some of the stupid things people will do around dogs.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. georgethedog

    my dog and i make out all the time, but he's MY dog. i would never make out with someone else's dog.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Peter

    It amazes me how people like to pretend that dogs are innocent little angels and if they bite it is always anyone but the dogs fault cause dogs are never bad only people, Please what a crock you imbeciles should not own animals.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. blackginger

    never approach a strange dog. people were being interviewed not the dog. the dog recently had been stressed and apparently still stressed. people do make mistakes and hopefully a lesson was learned.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mark

    At least she's taking responsibility for her ridiculously idiotic actions.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Never Forgive and Love EVIL DOG!!!

    Dog bite her and had million views on youtube. Kyle Dyer face looks messed up. Hospital bill shoots up.
    The owner is going to have long term bad memory.

    You have selfish society telling him "KEEP THE EVIL DOG... Argentine Mastiff is not dangerous and evil dog!"
    Yeah right. There's other friendly dog who wanted to be with owner. It could be husky, Siberian Husky, golden retriever, beagle,etc

    "KEEP THE EVIL DOG !!!" in your dream people. He's driving red truck. He needs a nice dog.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Glenn

    The dog should have picked up on the fact that the woman was not a threat. After all the humans that owned the dog were getting along with the woman. If it doesn't have any better domestic instincts than that it should be not allowed in public. And I only say that because it was big enough to do real damage. Chihuahuas don't count.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. DSBsky

    Man you dumb people need to learn how to act around animals or STAY AWAY FROM THEM!! She is moving in erratically and in a broken pace. That is going to confuse and scare the dog because it thinks she has an alterior motive for coming in, so oddly..

    PS: NEVER kiss a dog on the face that is not your own dog. EVER... You can't just assume it's going to love you like it loves the owner. Would you kiss the children of a family you just met 10 minutes ago? Let the dog become familiar with you before you get face to face with it. This was just dumb and the producers should of never allowed her to do this. you people will never learn will you...

    February 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • rezblade

      I swear, a dog can brutally maul a baby and everyone on here would be like "oh maybe that baby should learn how to act around dogs".

      February 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Quid Malmborg

      Pinheads like rezblade would willingly leave their child with a dangerous animal whilst they went and got drunk and smoked crack, and then cry their ours as they're dragged out of court for negligent homicide because they're got a "problem."

      Yeah, like being alive and breeding. David, do yourself a favor now and retreat from the gene pool without taking anyone with you.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
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