A veteran news anchor was caught visibly frustrated Wednesday, causing a social media storm. Doug Fernandez, a veteran local news anchor at KOAT Action News 7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, became immediately annoyed after a botched a cutaway to a reporter in the field.

Fernandez was seen throwing his papers into the air. The video went viral on Twitter and YouTube the following day.

"One person dead after a shooting in southwest Albuquerque," Fernandez said in the clip. "Action News reporter Christine Payes at the scene with what they know..." he said, trailing off when the camera was supposed to cut to the live reporter.  

The news anchor furrowed his brow in slight confusion when the screen didn't cut away. Fernandez returned to the script and assumed that there was a technical mishap.

"Apparently, we don't have that story but right now, but astronomers," he started. As the anchor said "astronomers," the screen cut away to the reporter in the field. 

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The reporter began to talk about the shooting, but when the camera went back to Fernandez, he was captured rolling his eyes and flinging the papers up in the air before he walked off the set. 

Fernandez was not fired for his conduct. 

Multiple Twitter users expressed their empathy for the anchor. 

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Fernandez is the co-anchor at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. He worked on local news teams in Texas, Califonia, Alabama, and Tennessee before joining the Action 7 News team in August 2002, according to his biography on the news station's website.

He covered a wide range of stories for KOAT, including the 2004 and 2008 Democratic National Conventions, the 2004 and 2008 Republican National Conventions, and the grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

During Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, Fernandez was on the air for more than 16 hours over a three-day period. In the summer of 2003, he covered major fires that took place in Bosque, New Mexico.