Friday, October 24, 2008

Don't burn your bras, stuff em!

Is it just my imagination, or are the journalists in this town getting slinkier by the minute?

I grew up watching Linda Lorelle, Marlene McClinton, Shara Fryer; all exceptional journalists, but no cleavage. In truth, the world wasn't ready for sexy at six o'clock and our moms' generation was more concerned with being treated as "equals."

Today's women in media are not "equal" because they're in a class by themselves, a sorority of media vixens! Every one of them -- statuesque, chiseled, sultry... The reporters are getting cuter, but if you want a chair, you better be smokin' hot.

You might call this a tribute to the girls who put the "boob" in boob tube. I'm in awe at the way they strut their stuff unabashedly each night. There is no conflict of interest with the feminist in me. We're talking about journalists who are udderly qualified and also pretty. Looks matter, and they've capitalized professionally.

Kudos for using all your assets to make the news fun to watch!
I present, our three favorites...

The Red Head

The Red Head needs no introduction. I love watching her command that desk. No weather-princess is going to upstage her. But as MMA keeps reminding me, she's chosen an unforgiving business and her days are numbered...some young hottie is waiting in the wings to steal that chair if she's crazy enough to take another maternity leave.

Just between us girls, D, the standard you've set is impossibly high. Three out of five days you look ready to hit the clubs after work, and on the suit-days we gape and wonder, "how does your tailor consistently manage such a tiny margin of error?" Those stressed upper buttons never move. We know, we're staring. Is it tiring to be so fabulous every day? Signed, Your biggest Fan

Lovely Ilona

A newer anchor, one we rarely get to see, is Ilona Carson at Channel 13. According to MMA, she's Dominique, Version 2.0: younger, blonder, bigger lips. (Hey, we said it's a cruel business.) On rare occasion that I catch her act, she's rock-solid: well-heeled, serious, and serious eye-candy. I'm guessing that only a few cup sizes separates her from the big-time.

Keep an eye on that Ilona, I know my husband will...

Saucy Lucy

This sorority could go on and on, so I'll give just one last nod to Lucy Noland. She's the exotic china doll who replaced Lisa Foronda at 11 last year. Of course, knowing there was a new girl in town, my household did all the research. Can you believe she's a single mom and has a kid in high school? Bet they all want to play at little Jimmy's house after school.

I read that an on-air joke in NY was made about her being "bootielicious" on account of her curves and fresh style. It hit the airwaves and Wikepedia made note. She successfully fought to have that reference removed. I'm sure its hard enough for her to be taken seriously...

I know, I know, we're weird news-anchor-junkies in this house. MMA is a man, and I'm not sure what my excuse is. I guess its true, the saying that women dress for other women.

Who is your favorite local media personality?

Do share if you have any inside scoop for my readers!


Girly Stuff said...

Dominic is ridiculous. She is a good reporter mucking it up with all the makeup. And her lips are all I see when she is on TV.

I miss Ed Brandon. Now he was a hottie. Ha.

What did they say about Brittany Spears..."live by the spandex, die by the spandex." These reporters are going down unless they can get a little less Miss America and a little more Barbara Wah-wah.

Aggie2percenter said...

Daniella Guzman is the next big thing.

Woman Interrupted said...

No hating, please. This is a positive forum to learn from our sisters. Thanks.

chacha said...

Gosh, I don't really watch the local news much - I am an internet junkie.

But in Italy, it's all boobs and cleavage with TV women, news or whatever else - has been for many years (as long as I can remember) so I guess the US is just catching up to the Europeans!

Anonymous said...

I live in North Carolina, so I don't know from your reporters. But I used to live in Seattle, and also Los Angeles, and what I noticed in Seattle was that they seemed to purposely have understated female reporters. It kind of went with the political correctness that was Seattle. No bombshells there. I kind of liked it, yet I kind of missed seeing hot reporters. Look at me. Keeping my own kind down.