Reporter arrested for alleged fight with rival at Brewers game

Reporter arrested for alleged fight with rival at Brewers game

Milwaukee TV reporter Adair “AJ” Bayatpour was arrested on charges of substantial battery Friday following a personal conflict at a Brewers game, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The alleged incident transpired after Bayatpour, 31, employed by Fox affiliate WITI-TV, had been “ridiculing” Madeline Anderson, a female co-worker, per the police report. Anderson’s boyfriend is said to have defended her. The exchange led to Bayatpour striking Ben Jordan, a reporter for NBC’s WTMJ-TV, causing “a significant injury.”

“FOX 6 Reporter AJ Bayatpour was involved in an altercation at Miller Park last week,” a spokeswoman for Tribune Broadcasting said in a statement. “We can confirm he will not be reporting for the station while the incident is under investigation.”

Bayatpour has been part of the Fox 6 team since Valentine’s Day 2012. His bio is intact on the station’s page.

The altercation between reporters caught the most attention last weekend following the Brewers’ 5-4 win over the Cubs. But in addition to 11 ejections, it appears five citations were issued, “a typical Chicago Cubs busy night,” per the police report, via FTVLive.

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