5. Get It How You Live

Station: Fox 6 News San Diego
Year: 2006

Fox 6 reporter John Mattes thought it was all good when investigating a possible real estate scam, but his ambition led to him getting stomped out on camera. Mattes was doing a segment outside a home when Assad “Sam” Suleiman came at him like a spider monkey while his wife Rosa Barazza delivered endlessly quotable threats. Mattes suffered crack ribs, cuts to his face, and bite wounds—all in the name of journalism. He brought it to them, so they brought it to his jaw.

Watch the clip here.