I haven't posted about Erica Hill for a while so I thought I would. She looks delectable as usual.
Beautiful, but flash us a smile once in a while, laddie...
Erica is wearing a nice plaid dress, very hot in a nerdy kinda way. Mike Galanos thinks so, he is in his tiger position, ready to pounce on his prey. Mike's thinking, should I wait for commercial break or take her now, grrr...
Screencaps courtesy of Sabrina at the Reporter Caps forum.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I haven't posted about Erica Hill for a while so I thought I would. She looks delectable as usual.
I love it when guys get caught looking, TVNewser has the scoop on the whole Dan Abrams calling out FBN's Cody Willard for staring at PETA model Joanna Krupa's breasts. Today, there were not 1 but 2 guys checking out Amy Robach (and who would blame them). But to get caught on national TV, naughty naughty little boys...
Lester Holt: I didn't peek. I swear I was only looking at her notes...
Dude: Um, I was looking for my visual cue on when to speak... I think.
Amy: What about that thing crawling down your leg in your pants?
Dude: Um..., no comment.
Screencaps courtesy of the Ultimate News Babes website.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Overall Hotness: 8/10
Like most people, the first thing you think of when you see Tamron Hall of MSNBC is that she is a Halle Berry clone. In many ways they are similar. Her hair, eyes, lips, skin, all very similar to that of Halle. And like Halle, I think Tamron hall is incredibly hot. She was outed a little while ago by some Chicago people that she had a boob job, probably just jealous that Tamron went national.
Obviously, now that you know her boobs are fake, they lose some appeal. I went out with a chick once that had fake boobs. When we went out at night, she looked fantastic, her cleavage was great, I would catch my buddies in the cleavage stare all the time. But when we got back home and were going at it, I could've sworn her boobs would tear off her chest the way they bouncing. They leave some pretty long stretch marks when they're bouncing around like that, can't be healthy.
Anyways, back to Tamron, she has such beautiful teeth. Most black people do, but hers are exceptional. I like the short hair too, very chic and sexy. She's got unbelievable eyes, really pretty. If I were to compare Tamron directly with Halle, I think I would still take Halle because Halle's just a tad cuter. Also there's her name, as someone posted on a forum, it sounds a little weird, like a building in college. "Psyc 101 has been relocated to Tamron Hall."
Anyways, this is what MSNBC has for Tamron's bio page:
Prior to joining MSNBC in July 2007, Hall spent 10 years at WFLD in Chicago, where she held a number of positions including general assignment reporter, consumer reporter, and most recently, host of the three-hour “Fox News in the Morning” program. She also anchored the weekday mornings and served as a noon anchor. While at WFLD, Hall covered several breaking news stories including one of Amtrak’s most devastating accidents in Illinois and she secured a one-on-one interview with Sen. Barack Obama shortly before he announced his run for the presidency. Hall was nominated for an Emmy for her consumer report segment, “The Bottom Line,” which she launched in 1999. Before joining WFLD, Hall spent four years as a general assignment reporter at KTVT in Dallas. She began her broadcasting career at KBTX in Bryan, Texas, as a general assignment reporter.
Hall received a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Hall is also very involved in charitable organizations that help women fight abuse and organizations that work to end illiteracy. Hall is a native of Luling, Texas.
Hall lives in Manhattan.
I was able to download this clip from a poster on the ReporterCaps forum,
This is another short clip but show's Tamron's legs and body a little,
The best part, here are the pictures, Tamron loves to wear funky outfits,
Girl, what the heck were you thinking when you put this top on in the morning??
This is less funky, but still a little whack,
Wow, you gotta show us more of that wicked body, girl,
This was also from yesterday, not really all that hot but a funny pictorial of the very hot Erin Burnett with a packaged shoe. Merry Christmas Erin, we love you too babe...
Screencaps courtesy of the Ultimate News Babes website.
There was a woman in the office I used to work at that wore black lace with what looked like just a bra underneath. Holy cow, I remember when I first saw her in it and thought, wow, that's how women should dress every day around here. It's the whole tease thing, it's see through enough just to see part of what's going on underneath, but not quite enough. Contessa was wearing this nice black lace top yesterday, hmmm, very nice...
Screencaps courtesy of the Ultimate News Babes website.
In the tradition of my buddy Seinfeld,
LLOYD BRAUN: You sure did. Am I crazy, or those some big breasts?
JERRY SEINFELD: Those are some big breasts!
I guess they say, when you've got it, flaunt it. Michelle Caruso-Cabrera of CNBC always seems like she's got her back straight and chest pointed outwards. She is quite well endowed, but man she really takes it to another level sometimes.
Screencaps courtesy of Sabrina at the Reporter Caps forum.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Overall Hotness: 7.5/10
When you think of hot female french news anchors, you usually think of Melissa Theuriau. But there are other hotties in France including Marie Drucker. What's really hot about Marie is her boyfriend was France's Interior Minister. There was a papparazzi thing that broke the story and apparently she was forced to leave her station, France 3, for a while during the elections. It's not entirely clear but I think she is now back doing the evening news for France 3.
Women always seem hotter when they are with a man with influence, you're always left wondering what it would be like to be that guy. The opposite is also true, a women with a poor or ugly dude can also get dragged down, you're always wondering that there must be something wrong with her that's why she's with that guy.
As for Marie's physical attributes, there really isn't nothing special. She looks infinitely hotter when she's smiling. She looks like she has a pretty tight body, not many curves. She doesn't show much leg action but I think she would have a nice set of legs.
She has an English wikipedia page and this is what it says:
Marie Drucker (born in Paris on December 3, 1974) is a French journalist and television personality. She is the daughter of Jean Drucker and niece of Michel Drucker, both prominent French television stars. She got a degree in modern literature from Sorbonne.
Her journalist career started in 1994, when she worked as a freelance journalist for Le Figaro and ELLE among others, befor settling down with the agency Capa in 1997, with whom she worked on the TV program Qu'en pensez-vous ? on Canal+. She was co-presenter of the France 2 show Rince ta baignoire in 1999. Next, in August 1999, she joined the newly-formed team of I-Télé (a 24-hour news channel which first went on air in November 1999), with whom she stayed until September 2005, when she got a job as the main news-reader on the France 3 evening news show Soir 3.
In 2006, she was voted by readers of FHM France the 22nd most sexy woman in the world.
Her partner is François Baroin, the former French Minister of the Interior
This appears to a montage with various Marie Drucker clips,
This is another clip of Marie reading the news, her French doesn't appear to be as fluid as Melissa, much more business like,
Check out more pictures of the French beauty Marie Drucker,
Via TVNewser, Natalie Morales was interviewed by TV Guide and talked about her latin roots and what it means to be Hispanic. She really is a remarkable woman, brains and beauty...
Screencap courtesy of the Ultimate News Babes website.
If you are a Kiran fan, you've probably noticed that she is sporting a new hairdo, a straighter flatter look. In my opinion, it's sexier, the old one was a little dated. You be the judge,
Old Kiran (a few weeks ago),
New Kiran (today),
Screencaps courtesy of the Reporter Caps forum and Ultimate News Babes website.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
If you're into watching the news channels on New Year's Eve, this year there will be plenty of hot news babes reporting the festivities. On CNN, Anderson Cooper will be doing a special version of his show "New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper" at 11pm to 12:30am (EST) live from NYC. The important details, Kiran Chetry and EricaHill will be co-hosting with Anderson, lucky guy...
FOX News will be going with their lineup of Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly dubbed "U Party with Fox News 2008" at 11pm to 1am (EST). Correspondents include hotties in Courtney Friel and Jill Dobson.
CNN vs FOX, Brunettes vs Blonds, I guess the viewers will decide who is worth watching...
Cleveland Rocks!! Cleveland Rocks!! Home of the Rock and Roll hall of fame. There are some very interesting stories on these hot news anchors in Cleveland. There's Catherine Bosley who comes via Youngstown, she was the infamous anchorwoman who's nude photos and video appeared all over the Internet. Sharon Reed posed nude a few years ago as well. Alicia Booth was voted sexiest news women in Charlotte and was demoted. Definitely some weird stuff going on. Anyways if you don't see your favorite hottie Cleveland news babe, feel free to email me at email@example.com so I can add it.
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Stacey Bell (FOX8)
Stacey Bell is co-anchor of Fox 8 News at Five and Ten.
Stacey joined WJW Fox 8 in 1998 as a reporter for Fox 8 News in The Morning. In 2000, she was promoted to co-anchor of Fox 8 News at Five, and in 2005, she was named co-anchor of Fox 8 News at Ten, along with Bill Martin.
Stacey has received two Emmys for her work on Fox 8’s public service program “Neighborhood.” In 2003, The Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame named her “Personality of the Year.” Kaleidoscope Magazine has also inducted her into its Forty/Forty Club, which recognizes Clevelanders under the age of 40 who are making a difference.
Prior to joining WJW in 1998, Stacey was a news anchor for KSLA-TV in Shreveport, La. She also served as a news reporter for KTBS-TV in Shreveport from 1994-96 and was a news anchor for KTAL-TV in Texarkana, Texas, from 1992-94.
Stacey holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from the University of Central Arkansas.
Born on Oct. 5, Stacey enjoys reading, exercising, traveling and music. She also recently joined with Cleveland Scholarship Foundation to help raise scholarship money for area students to pay for college expenses.
Kim Wheeler (WKYC 3News)
Kim Wheeler joined WKYC-TV in August, 1995. She is currently the weekday morning anchor and education/parenting reporter for Channel 3 News. Kim anchored the highly-rated weekend mornings with Jeff Maynor from 1996 through May, 2006.
Kim came to WKYC from WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia where she served as reporter and anchor for six years. Prior to that, she was an anchor/reporter in Bluefield, West Virginia. Kim is a native of Smithville, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in Journalism.
During Kim's years at WKYC, she received a first place award from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists in 2000 for her series on Ritalin and children. She was named one of Cleveland Magazine's "most interesting people" in 1999. Kim was also featured in Cleveland Magazine as one of Cleveland's working moms in the media.
Channel 3 News followed Kim and her husband, Tracy on their journey to Thailand to adopt their two sons. They brought Terry Pitak home in February of 2000 and Max Arun in October of 2005.
Kim and Tracy worked with Holt International Children's Services in Eugene, Oregon. For more information on adoption contact Holt at www.holtinternational.org
Kim has volunteered in the Cleveland Schools and at her son’s school. In addition, through her news stories, she worked with John Carroll University students to build a new playground for Margaret Ireland Elementary students.She also stays involved with education and adoption issues.
Sharon Reed (WOIO CBS19)
Sharon is a talented anchor and strong reporter known for her crisp storytelling and engaging live reports. She joined the 19 Action News team in May of 2002.
She came to Cleveland from WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, where she had been anchoring their morning and 10 a.m. newscasts. Prior to that, she was a reporter/anchor at WSVN-TV in Miami, a reporter for WMAR-TV in Baltimore and a correspondent for "American Journal" based out of New York City.
Sharon is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds a Master's Degree from the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Carole Sullivan (WKYC 3News)
Carole Sullivan returns to Channel 3 News!
* Named "Best TV Anchor" by the Cleveland Plain Dealer
* Voted "Best TV Personality" by Scene Magazine
* Showcased as Cleveland Magazine's "Most Interesting People"
Carole's first taste of Cleveland was as a student at John Carroll University.
Before graduating from JCU, Carole landed a reporting job at WAKC TV 23 in Akron. From there, Carole worked at WKBW TV 7 in Buffalo and WPXI, Ch 11 in Pittsburgh. She came to Cleveland at age 23. A young, scrappy reporter Carole's live skills and storytelling made her a stand out and staple on the 11 p.m. nightly news.
Lynna Lai (WOIO CBS19)
The power of home cooking brought Lynna Lai back to Cleveland! After being away from her family for eight years, Lynna returned to the North Coast to join the 19 Action News team. She currently co-anchors 19 Action News First at Four.
Lynna brings to the job 16 years of broadcasting experience in major markets across the country. Her aggressive career pursuits began as a reporter at WMBD-TV in Peoria, Ill., which was quickly followed by a stint at KGW-TV in Portland, Ore.
In 1994, she became the first Asian-American television reporter in Cleveland, but left to pursue anchoring and reporting jobs at WTSP-TV in Tampa, Fla. and WSB-TV in Atlanta, Ga. She has also served as a freelance correspondent for ABC News and the BBC.
Recognized for her energetic personality and storytelling abilities, Lynna has received two Associated Press awards for Best News Writing and Feature Reporting. In 2004, she won an Emmy for Best Spot News Reporting!
Lynna was born in Chicago and grew up in Louisiana before her family moved to the Cleveland area. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where she was the recipient of the LSU Honor Scholarship and a National Merit Scholarship Award.
Her hobbies include cooking, hiking through the Metroparks, golfing, playing classical piano, as well as watching football and foreign films. But there's not much time for any of that these days. She and her husband, Phil, are the new parents of Kayla!
Hollie Strano (WKYC 3News)
Hollie Strano is the weekday morning and Channel 3 News Midday meteorologist for WKYC. Her weather reports can also be heard on WTAM 1100 AM and Mix 106.5 FM radio.
Hollie grew up in Cleveland. She's from Lyndhurst, attended St. Clare grade school, NDCL High School and later graduated from John Carroll University. She also went on to complete meteorology coursework from Mississippi State University and received her NWA Seal.
Her favorite things include flip flops, candles, chocolate, cheeseburgers & fries, Christmas time, twinkle lights and snow.
Hollie and her husband, Brian, live on the East side with their 2 children, Jessica and Grady.
"I love what I do for a living, but my absolute favorite job of all time is being a mom!"
Hollie came to WKYC from WGHP-Fox 8 in High Point, NC, where she was the Noon and 5 p.m. meteorologist.
Hollie loves to cook, entertain ... and eat! You can catch her "Dish of the Week" segment each Thursday on Ch.3 News Today.
Catherine Bosley (WOIO CBS19)
Catherine Bosley joined the 19 Action News team in April 2005.
Catherine comes to us from WKBN-TV in Youngstown, Ohio, where she started as the crime reporter and back-up anchor, and then worked her way up to morning show co-anchor and noon show anchor.
She's an Ashtabula County native and a Kent State University cum laude graduate. Her career started right out of college at the station she interned at, WICU-TV in Erie, Pa. There she did just about every job in the newsroom -- reporting, fill-in anchoring, weekend weather and weekend assignment editing! Her next stop was WETM-TV in Elmira, N.Y., where she anchored, produced and reported. From there, it was on to WROC-TV in Rochester, N.Y., and then to Youngstown, where in addition to her TV job, she spent a year working for Y-103 radio as a morning show co-host.
So, what does Catherine do in her free time? Her No. 1 hobby is running. She has five marathons under her belt and plans to add many more with hopes of someday qualifying for the famous Boston Marathon. In fact, Catherine is so passionate about running that it's actually how she met her husband, also a runner! She enjoys many other outdoor sports and is a big fan of the Browns and Indians. Catherine enjoys charity work as well. most dedicated to the American Heart Association!
Wilma Smith (FOX8)
It's a career she loves and it shows! Cleveland born and raised, Wilma Smith is truly one of "Cleveland's Own!" She anchors Fox 8 News at Six.
Wilma began her broadcasting career in Richmond, Va., where she hosted and produced a daily hour-long talk show, "The Wilma Smith Show." She also anchored the 6 p.m. news, giving her the distinction of being the state of Virginia's first anchorwoman in primetime. She came back to Cleveland in 1977 to host "Afternoon Exchange" on WEWS. She was on that program from the show's inception -- the only local anchor with that type of longevity. She also anchored the 11 p.m. news at WEWS for 10 years. Wilma brought her widespread appeal to WJW in 1994. Throughout her years on the air, Wilma has spoken with hundreds of newsmakers, politicians, presidents, entertainers and award-winning authors. Her professionalism and interviewing skills effectively bring out her guests' most private thoughts and the most interesting aspects of their lives.
Wilma graduated from Cleveland's Garfield Heights High School and from Bowling Green State University with an undergraduate double major in speech and English. Wilma also holds a master's degree in broadcast journalism. During her college years, she won many academic and social awards, including BGSU's "Outstanding Senior Woman" -- an honor bestowed by the university president. Wilma was also a member of the Mortar Board, president of Panhellenic Council, May Queen and Best Dressed Coed.
Wilma is the recipient of 10 Emmy Awards for excellence in her television work. She was voted "Cleveland's Most Watchable Woman" by local viewers and "Best Anchorperson in Cleveland" in a poll of more than one million voters. Additionally, she was voted "Anchor of Excellence" by the National Association of Career Women, "Newscaster of the Year," a "Cleveland Pacesetter" and "Best Anchorperson" by Cleveland Magazine, and she is a member of the Ohio Television/Radio Hall of Fame. She is also one of the few women to be named to the prestigious NATAS Silver Circle and to be inducted into the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters. She was awarded the first Graduate of Distinction award by her high school alma mater and has been given national distinction from her college alma mater as recipient of the Alumni Community Award for her countless community-service activities. In 2006, she was named to the National Journalism Honorary, Kappa Tau Alpha. She is also the recipient of the Cleveland Communicator's Award and was named Cleveland's "Citizen of the Year" by the Cleveland Area Board of Realtors, an honor given to only one other broadcaster in its long history. Wilma has appeared on the cover of Cleveland Magazine an unprecedented five times and was the only Cleveland broadcaster to have written a letter to Clevelanders in the 2099 City of Cleveland Time Capsule.
A local Web site once conducted a poll to find out who was "Cleveland's Favorite Celebrity," and after 500,000 votes were tallied, Wilma came out on top, even beating out Drew Carey, who finished second. Also, a citywide Gallup poll taken in 1999 determined her to be the "City of Cleveland's Distinguished Woman of the Year." And, that same year, she was honored by the YWCA with the Greater Cleveland Woman of Achievement Award.
Wilma is deeply involved in community charity work. She has served on the boards of directors for the American Cancer Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Association, for which she hosts her annual spring golf tournament. She was also a board member for the Animal Protective League and the Alzheimer's Association. She hosted the Children's Miracle Network Telethon for eight years and the Cerebral Palsy Telethon for 10 years. Wilma has also hosted the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon. For many years, she served as chairman of the American Cancer Society's Women's Issues Month held in September. She also works with Wigs for Kids -- a program that provides wigs for children with cancer -- and with the Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families who have sick children in area hospitals. In addition to all of that, Wilma has worked for years with the annual Canton Hall of Fame Parade and Fashion Show.
Wilma lives on Cleveland's east side with her husband Tom and their family of rescued animals -- beagle brothers Clifford and Clarence and their beagle sister, Cassandra.
Abby Ham (WKYC 3News)
Abby Ham is back in the Buckeye State to anchor the weekday morning newscasts at WKYC.
She started her career as the 5 p.m. anchor and producer at WTAP in Southeast Ohio. After one year, she was promoted to weekday evening anchor, as well as 11 producer. While at WTAP, one of Abby's most popular features was a weekly series spotlighting what people love best about the mid-Ohio Valley.
Abby has won Associated Press awards for her work as an anchor, and for her reporting on severe flooding in Marietta, Ohio and West Virginia.
After her time at WTAP, Abby moved to Knoxville, Tennessee as weekend anchor and reporter at WBIR.
After a few months, she was named weekday morning anchor.
Abby loves waking up early and helping people start their days. She is excited to be a part of the Channel 3 family.
Alicia Booth (ABC News5)
A big part of NewsChannel 5’s On Your Side approach to news includes a major commitment to health and medical reporting. Alicia is the driving force behind that commitment. You can see her health reports on Live on 5. She also anchors NewsChannel 5 at Noon with Danita Harris.
Before her arrival at NewsChannel5, Alicia worked for another Cleveland television station as an anchor and reporter with a special commitment to breast cancer awareness.
Alicia is a native Californian, but has worked all over the country. Prior to Cleveland, she spent several years at WCNC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she anchored the evening news and reported for the 11pm newscast. While at WCNC, Alicia covered the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and was working just yards away from where the bomb went off in Centennial Olympic Park, resulting in her being one of the first reporters to hit air with first-hand details.
She started her career as an anchor/reporter in Monterey, California at KMST-TV. She spent several years there as the military reporter, which included traveling to Saudi Arabia to report on the first Gulf War.
Alicia graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations and a certificate in Military Strategy.
She is committed to volunteerism, and over the years has mentored inner-city children through the Salvation Army Boys and Girls’ Clubs, driven for Meals on Wheels, and worked with young children who have cerebral palsy.
She is married and has two step children and also loves to spend time with her dog, Charlie, a border-collie mix she adopted from Cleveland’s Animal Protective League.
*All biographies from their respective employer websites.
Posted by Anchor Man at 12:07 PM
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Every once in a while, these news babes slip up and show us a little sumthin' sumthin', you know what I mean. Courtney, honey, I know you're fine and all, but you need to learn to keep them legs crossed on TV...
Screencaps courtesy of the Reporter Caps forum.
Happy holidays everyone. These pictures were taken yesterday when I wanted to post them but since Google disabled by account erroneously I was unable to post. Christi Paul of CNN HN is beauty pageant hot but she doesn't usually show much of herself like she did yesterday, enjoy and Merry Christmas...
A rarity, Christi Paul showing her fantastic legs,
"Um, he went that way..."
Screencaps courtesy of the Ultimate News Babes website.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
The city in the desert, Phoenix. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many fine news babes for Phoenix, AZ. I've never been to Phoenix but I've spent some time in Flagstaff and it is beautiful there. There were too many good looking news babes that I had to leave some off. One worth mentioning is April Warneke of 3TV. A lot of hot news babes have gone national from Phoenix including Christi Paul and Elizabeth Vargas, and probably plenty more. Anyways if you don't see your favorite hottie Phoenix news babe, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can add it.
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Isis Romero (FOX10)
Isis Romero anchors “FOX 10 News at 10” with Troy Hayden. She joined the FOX 10 news team in June of 2007.
“It has been very exciting learning all about the Valley,” said Isis. “The people here are so warm and friendly and I’m enjoying meeting our viewers.”
Isis began her broadcast career while attending the University of Texas, in the operations department at News 8 in Austin. She turned to her reporting talents at the FOX owned-and-operated station in Austin in the fall of 2001. In 2004, Isis reported for KZTV in Corpus Christi, Texas. Most recently, she co-anchored that station’s weeknight newscasts at 5, 6 and 10pm.
She is a strong supporter of the National Association for Hispanic Journalists and the City of Hope.
Isis lives in Scottsdale and in her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and exploring her new hometown.
Beverly Kidd (3TV)
Beverly Kidd joined the NewsChannel 3 family in August 2001. Starting off on the anchor desk for the weekend morning show, Kidd is now the evening news anchor and health reporter.
After earning her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., Kidd racked up 10 years of experience in broadcasting.
Before joining Arizona's Family, Kidd spent eight years as an anchor and health reporter for WTKR, which is near her hometown of Virginia Beach, Va.
In addition to her on-air work there, Kidd spent four years as a volunteer with Norfolk's Crimeline Program. During that time, she received the Governor's Award for volunteer excellence.
Kidd is a huge music fan and budding musician. When she's not on television, she loves hiking, playing the drums, playing tennis and spending time with her little boys.
Fay Fredricks (12NBC)
About Me: Married to husband Tim since September 2005, no kids
Current Position: Anchor, 12 News Up Front..... Reporter, 12 News @ 10
Years with 12 News/When you joined 12 News: 6 Years, joined 12 News in April of 2001
College Graduated from: University of Miami, FL ... graduated with a dual major in Communications and Political Science.
Interests/Hobbies: Travel: I've had the opportunity to see much of Europe, Greece, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong, the Caribbean and parts of Central America. My dream trip is Africa So, I'm working on those frequent flyer miles !!
Favorite Music: House !! Love any compilation Ministry of Sound puts out
Favorite Books: (not necessarily favorite) but currently reading: "Beauty Junkies" by Alex Kuczynski. Fascinating book with really smart and sharp writing.
Pets: 2 cats... both rescues. Rescues are The Best !! My oldest is a survivor of Hurricane Andrew in Miami. A girl was giving kittens away at the grocery store. The mother was lost in the storm. Calvin was the little runt of the litter,. Now, he's my big fat cat. Hobbes came from the Human Society in Flagstaff. I used to do public service announcements for the shelter on KNAZ when I worked there years ago, and he was my last featured animal.... and I couldn't let him go.
Favorite Sports Teams: Miami Hurricanes Football
Where else you have worked: Came to 12 News from a magazine show on WAMI-TV in Miami, Fl.... the flagship of Barry Diller's USA Broadcasting. Prior to that, spent 4 1/2 years at KTVK in Phoenix. Started my career as the weekend anchor at KNAZ in Flagstaff.
Awards Received: Emmy Award for Series Reporting. Emmy Award for Service Story Reporting . Named Arizona Associated Press Reporter of the Year for 2004 and earned a Best of the West award for Spot News Reporting in 2006. Fay has hosted the Tempe Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Block Party. Covered the Diamondbacks World Series run following 9/11 in New York City. Field anchored from the 2004 Presidential Debates. Covered the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and the 2007 Super Bowl in Miami, Florida.
Your Biggest Pet Peeve: Intolerance
Dream Vacation: Africa - see above !!
Catherine Anaya (CBS5)
Three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist CATHERINE ANAYA anchors the CBS 5 News 6:30pm and 10pm newscasts. She joined CBS 5 News in January of 2003.
The Arizona Associated Press Broadcasters Association named Catherine ‘Anchor of the Year’ for 2003, the same year in which she as named “Best TV Newcomer” by Phoenix Magazine. In 2006, she was honored with her third Emmy Award for her report about twin boys burned in an apartment explosion, their recovery and their plight to remain in the U.S. for medical treatment. Catherine is a versatile journalist in both broadcast and print. She is a regular contributor to Latino Perspectives Magazine. To view Catherine’s past columns, click here. In May 2007, Catherine won the first place award for Magazine commentary/analysis from the Arizona Press Club for her magazine column about the two Honduran boys with burn injuries. She previously wrote an award-winning monthly parenting column for Los Angeles Family Magazine.
Prior to CBS 5 News, Catherine freelanced as a Special Correspondent for the television daily newsmagazine “Extra”. Before that, she spent four years at KCBS-TV, in Los Angeles where she anchored the morning news, co-hosted an afternoon women’s talk show and earned an Emmy Award nomination for her reporting from El Salvador following the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch.
CBS 5 News marks Catherine’s return to the valley. She anchored the weekday morning and noon newscasts for KPNX-TV from 1992 to 1998. During her six years there, Catherine won her first Emmy Award for reporting. She also worked as a health reporter and helped launch the award-winning breast cancer awareness program Buddy Check 12. Before that, Catherine anchored the news in South Bend, Ind., and McAllen, Texas.
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Catherine is an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She is the Vice President of the Arizona Latino Media Association (ALMA) and is a former member of the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Auxiliary Board and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Catherine is a graduate of the Valley’s Hispanic Leadership Institute, Class of 2004 and was recently awarded the HLI Distinguished Alumni Award. Catherine was also selected to the '40 Hispanic Leaders under 40' list, recognizing committed individuals working toward the greater good of the community. She is a member of the Raul H. Castro Advisory Committee. She also recently traveled to Israel as part of a group of National Latino Leaders and Journalists invited to the country for a week-long educational seminar.
Catherine has been honored with awards, including the ASU Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority’s Latina Excellence Award for Arts/Media and the Girl Scouts 2006 Women of Distinction World Award of the Arts for championing creative endeavors of all types.
In addition to the workout her two young children give her on a daily basis, Catherine started running only two years ago and has since run four marathons, including the Boston Marathon in April 2007 during a Nor’ Eastern storm. To view an interview with Catherine after the Boston Marathon, click here.
Alexis DelChiaro (FOX10)
Alexis DelChiaro is the newest member of the FOX 10 morning team, co-anchoring “FOX 10 Arizona Morning” weekdays from 5am to 9am and “FOX 10 News @ Noon.”
“I really enjoy waking up our viewers every morning,” said Alexis.
Alexis brings a wealth of experience with her to the Valley; she’s been a news anchor, a weather anchor, reporter, sports reporter and news producer. She joins FOX 10 with years of experience in Yuma, Arizona and Santa Barbara, California. A graduate of the University of California in Santa Barbara, Alexis majored in communications and minored in Spanish.
She enjoys traveling with friends and family, spending time with her energetic dog Cubby and cheering for her favorite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs
Sabra Gertsch (FOX10)
Sabra Gertsch is a two time Emmy-winning reporter with seven nominations plus multiple Associated Press awards.
Sabra is a graduate of the University of Utah where she was awarded an internship at ABC NEWS PRIMETIME LIVE in Washington D.C. She spent time behind the camera with a documentary team at KUED-PBS, and as an associate producer at KTVX in Salt Lake City. After two years anchoring the morning show at KIDK-TV in Idaho Falls, Idaho she became the weekend anchor at KEYE in Austin, Texas, where she was named Best Reporter by the Associated Press. In 2003 she stopped messing with Texas and moved to the Arizona desert to join Fox10 news where she contributes to the Only on Fox team.
When not crafting her latest script, Sabra enjoys yoga, family, traveling, and photography.
Lin Sue Cooney (12NBC)
Hometown: Born in Taipei, Taiwan... grew up in Great Falls, Montana
City of Residence: North Central Phoenix
Current Position: 5, 6 10 pm weekday anchor
When you joined 12 News: joined 12news in 1984... eek!
College Graduated from: Willamette University with a BA in English/Political Science and MA from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University
Interests/Hobbies: TRAVELING (I've been to China, Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico,Tobago, Trinidad, The British Virgin Islands, England, Scotland, Wales, France, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Spain). Also love Cooking, Gardening, Decorating, Writing, Reading, Photography, Boating, Camping
Music: Everything but rap
Favorite Song: Amazing Grace
Favorite Books: The Bible is far and away my favorite book!
Favorite Quote: Take the high road
Favorite Foods: Chinese and Mexican
Favorite Colors: Black, white, red
Favorite Travel Destination: Anywhere I haven't been yet
Pets: Giant red doberman named Jager
Children: Daughter: Taylor & Sons: Zach, Seamus and Wen
Favorite Sports Team: Suns
Favorite Moment in Broadcasting: Getting "fired" by Donald Trump
Hidden Talent: Crosswords
Why you decided to work in TV: I love to write and this way I could get paid for telling stories
Where else you have worked: Beaumont, Texas.... Dallas, Texas
What you love about living in Arizona: The sunshine... I love the sunshine
First Story Reported: A boring zoning story in Port Arthur, Texas
Awards Received: Emmys, Edward R Murrow, Best of Gannett, Best TV Anchor
Your First Job: KFDM in Beaumont, TX
What People Would Never Guess About You: I have a huge appetite... and eat like a horse.
Your Heritage: Chinese
Your Biggest Pet Peeve: Selfish people
Your Prized Possession: All my handmade family scrapbooks of my children's lives and our family vacations
What I'm Passionate About: My awesome husband and adorable kids
Dream Vacation: A tropical island that only my family knows about!
Kaley O'Kelley (ABC15)
Arizona has stolen my heart.
Yes, I know, those of us who forecast Arizona weather, hear it all the time "how do you deal with that desert heat?"
Truth be told... Fall, Winter and Spring make a few months of searching for shade and air conditioning...well worth the wait!
I grew up in the small town of East Wenatchee, Washington, in an area also considered to be a desert. That could be why I am so comfortable with the lifestyle this desert has to offer.
My broadcasting career started at KYMA, in Yuma, back in the 1990's and my path to ABC 15 has been quite an adventure.
After high school graduation I moved to Los Angeles where I hosted two entertainment shows.
That happened while I was still in college.
I am a graduate of Pepperdine University with Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications.
When I moved to Yuma, I learned everything I could about a news operation - producing, writing, reporting, anchoring and the weather. It's also where I won an Associated Press FIRST PLACE award for Investigative Reporting. That award and experience lead to jobs at KEYT (ABC) Santa Barbara, XETV (FOX) San Diego, and now ABC15 here in Phoenix.
Since my return to Arizona, the opportunity to cover hurricane Ivan was life changing. Our team rode the eye-wall of the category 3 storm in Pensacola, Florida, where the dirtiest or shall I say most dangerous part of Ivan made landfall. Words could never describe the emotions we all felt... watching people, just like you and me lose everything in one night... people we hunkered down with, inside a warehouse for more than 16 hours, windows being blown out every 15 minutes. It's a story that earned an Emmy nomination for Live Field Reporting.
Mostly recently, I won an Emmy Award for hosting ABC-15's daily magazine show Sonoran Living Live. It's a show I won an Emmy for, for Co-Hosting, back in 2006. That same year, I was awared an Emmy for Breaking News Coverage of a rare weather event here in Phoenix: Snow!
I was also voted Best Weather Anchor by the Associated Press in 2006.
In addition to anchoring weather for ABC15 Daybreak, I work with our Sports Department. In the fall of 2003 I co-hosted the sports magazine show "EmmittZone" with former Dallas Cowboy /Arizona Cardinal running back Emmitt Smith… who is also the distinguished WINNER of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS. That same year I co-hosted the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Special and coverage The FBR open. I've also had the honor of reporting from the Academy Awards on the RED CARPET. This year, I stood next to Joan and Melissa Rivers (talk about interesting!) I contribute regularly to the Abrams & Bettis show on THE WEATHER CHANNEL and Since August of 2005, I've filled-in for Marysol Castro in TIMES SQUARE on Good Morning America Weekend Edition.
I still can't believe I call this a job!
Some things you may not know about me include...
I run starts and wind-sprints almost everyday--even when it's too hot outside (I’m addicted).
I like riding my beach cruiser early Saturday mornings.
On My IPOD you'll find all kinds of music...Dave Matthews Band, Bob Segar, Prince, 50-Cent, Metallica, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, The Fray, Chris Daughtry, Natasha Bedingfield, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Motley Crue, Nelly Furtado, and Tori Amos.
I love going to the movies as long as we can order HOT Popcorn with M&M's... Yum!
I also enjoy cooking, reading, interior design and learning more about my Native American roots. I am a proud member of the Native American Journalists Association.
Throughout the year, I visit schools across the Valley with WOW in tow. WOW - or Weather on Wheels - is in interactive educational weather experience inside a 24-foot mobile motion simulator.
Caribe Devine (12NBC)
Hometown: I was born in Longview, Texas but I consider El Paso, Texas my home.
City of Residence: Phoenix
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Current Position: Weekend Weather Forecaster
When you joined 12 News: I joined in March of 2005.
College Graduated from: U.T.E.P. University of Texas at El Paso
Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Movies, Salsa Dancing, trying new restaurants, and going to the gym when I have time
Favorite Music: Maxwell, Alycia Keys, Angie Stone, Lauren Hill, and yes Yani
Favorite Books: "In the Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Favorite Food: EVERYTHING! I eat everything, but some of my favorites are Chicken Mole Enchiladas, Shredded Beef Tacos, Meat Loaf, and Pasta in Marinara Sauce
Favorite Color: Corral and Cream
Favorite Travel Destination: Any place with a white beach, water, and lots of sunshine.
Pets: None, but I absolutely love Cocker Spaniels. I used to have two.
Hidden Talent: I can roll my tongue from back to front. It actually looks pretty disgusting!
Where else you have worked: KFOX-TV and KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas
What you love about living in Arizona: The climate and weather. I'm a desert girl for sure.
What People Would Never Guess About You: I'm on the cover of millions of boxes of Revlon Hot Tools blow dryers and curling irons.
Your Heritage: My father is African-American, my mother is Mexican-American. By the way, my name means Caribbean in Spanish.
Your Biggest Pet Peeve: When people drive slower than 60mph on the freeway and the annoying sound of people eating popcorn at the movies.
Dream Vacation: A 6 month tour of Africa and Europe, but a good book on the beach in the sun will do just fine.
Jenn Burgess (ABC15)
Jenn Burgess co-anchors ABC15 Daybreak with Rebecca Thomas.
She is a familiar face around Arizona. Her career in television began in Flagstaff.
Jenn worked in nearly every aspect of the business from behind the camera to in front of it as a morning anchor and reporter.
Some of her fondest moments of working in the High Country include covering forest fires, participating in a 24-hour ride-along with the Flagstaff Fire Department, and of course, traipsing around the Arizona Snowbowl to cover any snow story possible.
After her time in Flagstaff, Jenn didn't have to move very far when she got the call to be a morning show host and noon anchor at KSAZ-TV in Phoenix.
During her time there, Jenn had the opportunity to dance with the Phoenix Suns Dancers, cover the American Idol Finale in Los Angeles and interview countless celebrities.
Though many people know Jenn as a newsperson, her first love is weather. She says that stems from her childhood, spent in the Canadian Midwest, specifically Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
"I remember being fascinated with the tornados and severe weather we'd get every summer - the way the sky would turn a sickly green and the wind would just howl! On the flip side, in the winter, I was usually the first one to run out and play in the 4-foot snowdrifts. I've also always had an interest in science, ever since I was a little girl."
Now, as co-anchor of ABC15 Daybreak, Jenn will be keeping her focus on news and current events, but she won't rule out anything having to do with Dancing with the Stars. "I did ballet for 17 years, and I just love that show!"
Originally from Seattle, Jenn has called Arizona home for the last 10 years.
"I fell in love with the Arizona sky. It has so many different moods at various times of year. Plus, the people here have welcomed me with open arms. I feel like I have my Arizona family, and then my biological family, whom I love very much, back in Seattle."
Jenn is a graduate of Northern Arizona University.
When she isn't at work, Jenn enjoys anything having to do with exploring the outdoors.
"I grew up in a family who loved to camp and hike. I tend to be a bit of an adrenaline junkie. I love a good heart-pounding adventure - from hiking in the backcountry to learning how to paraglide. You name it, I'll try it! Life is so precious and short, why not give it all you've got?! Then again, the occasional night relaxing at home isn't bad, either."
*All biographies from their respective employer websites.
Posted by Anchor Man at 12:21 PM