WATCH: Boston News Reporter Reacts to Surprise Colbert Appearance

When Christina Hager went to bed Wednesday night, she had no idea she was about to be name-checked on national TV.

But to hear her tell it, she woke up the next morning to text messages from  “everyone I’ve ever met.”

Hager’s moment in the sun came when a story she reported for CBS affiliate WBZ was featured on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert as part of the show’s “Meanwhile” segment Wednesday night

In Hager’s original reporting for WBZ, she tested the veracity of online Pet DNA services by swabbing her own cheek, only to be returned results from one company indicating that she was 40% Alaskan Malamute, 35% Shar-Pei and 25% Labrador. 

“Which is shocking,” Colbert joked. ”Until you see Christina Hager,” at which point an image of a reporter with the face of a dog was shown holding a WBZ microphone.

Interviewed by her home station Thursday afternoon, Hager appeared to be taking it all in stride.

“I love the dog portrait …“My whole family loves the dog portrait, she said, before adding that while it was obviously humorous that her DNA results showed that she was a dog, that wasn’t the intent of her reporting. “We were looking at this from a more serious angle, or course. You know, consumer buyer beware sort of thing… as funny as this is, it does call into question this whole industry.”

She did add that “I like to think I’m a Lab, I mean if I were a dog. Very friendly and lovely… I mean who doesn’t love a Lab?”

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