I beg your pardon?!
This is what has happened in this country - the likes of Sky and the BBC keep harping on in kilometres and metres and people (the Americans for example) think that we actually use these measurements - we don't! We use (officially) miles and feet not kilometres and metres.
This is all a part of the 'Eurification' of Britain and is a load of bollocks.
I don't blame the American reporter but Sky, the BBC and British politicians in general.