I can’t say this surprises me.
CNN Reporter and British nutjob Richard Quest was recently arrested for meth possession in New York City’s Central park.
According to the report, Quest was arrested at 3:40 a.m. in the park, which is closed between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Upon being approached by police, Quest reportedly told the arresting officers: “I have meth in my pocket.” He was arraigned on Friday on a misdemeanor drug charge.
When I worked in TV, there was a newsroom monitor tuned to CNN all the time, and Quest’s segments were must-see TV for myself and a few co-workers. Quest reported regularly for CNN’s morning show on odd topics (many involving travel), wherein he would just go crazy reporting the story of the day. Quest would do anything for a story, and delivered standups like a rabid squirell about to take a bite out of the camera. However, the best part of hits reports were the interplay between Quest and Jack Cafferty (“Seinfeld is next“). Cafferty hated Quest, and half the time seemed like he was about to “do a shoot” on the hyperactive Englishman.
Well, here’s hoping that Quest can kick the habit and can remain entertaining off the meth.