I’m not a blonde, though I’ve been one a few times. Some of my best friends are blonde. I can’t be the only one who’s noticed that television news is being infiltrated by blonde bombshells (contrasted in flavor by an occasional Asian female). Journalism degree or Clairol?
The 21st century is likely to go down as the ‘Blonde and Busty Anchorwoman’ generation. LIke pharmaceutical TV ads on prime time news, blondes are everywhere.
MSNBC promotes a pnueumatic Rita Cosby, who appears more adept at rushing through buffet lines than my close friend, Bambi Hambi.
Is Rita a great broadcast journalist? Her on air credentials appear to a full cup and photogenic smile.
An early entry to blonde-dom and TV news is the authoritative CNN franchise, Paula Zahn. Apparently blondes on TV news can only smile if they’re under 30.
I watch Fox for comic relief or to gain hourly lessons in administrative spin control. There’s a Fox blonde who goes to extraordinary trouble to darken her roots and is named after President Carter’s daughter and a box of cereal.
ABC’s Diane Sawyer displays grace, elegance, charm, and a delightful ability to get the cameraman to forget how to focus a lens. If I were a guy I’d be a stalker for Fox’s Laurie Dhue, who wins my ‘Blonde Bombshell’ award for TV News 2006.
The most blonde non-blonde award would go to Katie Couric of The Today Show. Nothing shows the road to 50 faster than a brunette who used to be.
The meanest blonde award needs to be sent UPS to CNN’s Nancy Grace. I’d be afraid to piss her off in person.
The tough blonde award would go to Fox’s Greta Van Susteren. Tough because she’s a lawyer. Tougher because she can spell plastic surgery.
ABC’s Diane Sawyer displays grace, elegance, charm, and a delightful ability to get the cameraman to forget how to focus a lens.
Leaving the bombshell category, but ranking high atop the male blonde list is MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, and CNN’s Lou Dobbs. Chris appears regularly on Saturday Night Live.
Fully 60-percent of the Top Female Anchors listed on TV Heads are blonde, blondish. Only 5 percent of the US population is considered blonde.
So, you want a career in broadcast journalism? Go blonde. It’s the fast track.