Sometimes it’s tough to watch the news; it’s boring, it’s ugly and it reminds us that we aren’t safe where we live. It also demonstrates to us that bankruptcy is just a paycheck away for many, that the weather’s never what we want it to be, and that traffic is always terrible. Enter the hot newsgirl. Suddenly, it doesn’t really matter how bad the news is, or even how boring it is, that’s not what’s drawing your attention anymore. The cute, quirky, oddly inviting, yet overly feminine, reporter has you completely soothed and mildly entranced before you even realize that you’re paying any attention to the news in the first place. In no particular order, here are 15 of the hottest news-women in America — suddenly current events look a bit more interesting.
Not just a pretty face — Trish graduated cum laude from Columbia to move on and graduate with honors from Phillips Exeter Academy. She used to work for Goldman Sachs in emerging markets and she’s fluent in both Spanish and Italian. Now she spends her time anchoring for CNBC on The Call, while making regular appearances reporting for NBC. As if that’s not enough, she’s a former Miss New Hampshire too.
Graduating magna cum laude from Syracuse University, Mary hit the New York news sphere like a hurricane. She’s Emmy-nominated seven times over, and she’s walked away with the trophy three times. She spends her time anchoring the weekends for WCBS-TV in New York.
Graduating from University of Texas at Austin, Lily quickly moved through the ranks, and through the country, as she leapt from stations in Texas and Alabama to Seattle, WA. She now reports for Q13 Fox News Seattle, where she’s met considerable success and local favor in a short period of time. She’s fluent in Cantonese and Vietnamese, and if you hadn’t noticed, she’s pretty adorable, too.
Ainsley has worked her way through local stations across the country since graduating from the University of South Carolina. She reported extensively for CBS before being picked up by Fox in 2007. She moved quickly, having already established herself as a regular co-host of Hannity’s America, Fox and Friends, and Red Eye, all while maintaining her late-night anchor duties. With the amount of face-time she’s getting, there’s no doubt we’ll be seeing a lot more of Ainsley in the years to come.
Former Miss Michigan, Jill Dobson is a Fox News Channel entertainment correspondent who migrated from CBS after college. She’s also part of an ever-growing cadre of beautiful women that seem intent on making Fox live up to its name. She appears regularly on numerous Fox shows, like Hannity and Colmes and Fox and Friends, and she even stops in to lighten up Bill O’Reilly’s torture-hour every now and then. We thank her for that.
This stunningly hot news-writer for Fox News Channel spends her time lurking the shadows of one of the world’s largest news networks. She barely exists on the Internet, save for plentiful by-lines and rare snapshots from her appearances on-air. Try catching her during Fox’s News Whip, whenever that might randomly occur — you won’t be sorry.
Sharon moved to the USA from Singapore when she was seven, only to pick up and move to the Philippines and back again before college. She graduated from Boston University and immediately got her window into broadcasting, picking up a gig working for a small cable news show. She later moved on to work in California’s Monterey Bay, where she worked investigative reports for a Salinas news station. That’s where she made it big — getting picked up by KTLA in Los Angeles. It was there that she went from reporter to anchor, only to leave the network for MSNBC. She didn’t stop there, either, as she’s now seen nightly anchoring for a local CBS station in LA. On top of all that, she’s made appearances in both Independence Day and Eagle Eye… as a reporter.
Nominated for two Emmy awards, Kristine joins Mary Calvi in a pretty elite club at WCBS-TV in New York. Before that, this University of Nebraska grad spent time anchoring for NBC, and even MSNBC occasionally. One thing’s for certain — whatever they’ve got at that station, it seems to attract the right kind of woman.
Veronica De La Cruz
While focusing on family at the moment, Veronica De La Cruz is one of CNN’s most prolific anchorwomen to date, having anchored for or made regular appearances on many programming slots on both CNN and CNN Headline News, as well as CNN Pipeline. She’s also been featured on too many talk shows to count since she began a campaign against unfair medical insurance, and all while maintaining a smile that could melt a sphinx. Little-known fact: She’s a former figure-skater.
With a penchant for mischief and looks to kill, Contessa makes MSNBC not only sexy, but fun. She made headlines a few years ago when she started a feud with Don Imus (we all know who lost that battle), and more recently made the hilarious mistake of calling Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton in a live interview. Go ahead, have a look.
Anchoring for NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston, Texas, Daniella Guzmán is no stranger to journalism. She’s made a career out of it, but not the way most of her colleagues do — Daniella has worked in nearly every television-related field and position, for companies ranging from Fox 26 to Univision, and even interned with ad agencies for a while. She’s seen all sides, and that has helped her become the down-to-earth anchorwoman she now is today, down in Houston. Being hot is probably the only thing that just came on its own, naturally.
Needing no introduction, Robin Meade has a loyal fan-base that probably numbers in the millions (and all male). She spent years anchoring and reporting for stations up and down the east coast, and even managed to work in a stint as Miss Ohio. Robin joined CNN Headline News after gaining recognition (and an Emmy) for reporting during several crisis events, and it didn’t take her long to make a name for herself there. Now she hosts Morning Express with Robin Meade.
Queen of local “infotainment,” Morgan co-hosts Charlotte’s late-night news talk-show Fox News Edge. She graduated from Penn State and immediately took to the field, anchoring for NBC in Maryland before making the move to North Carolina. Her self-confessed dream job is to make the “tainment” part of her job more permanent, and work for E! Entertainment. One thing we do know, she’d fit right in with the girls at E!.
Don’t worry, she may not look it but she’s of age. Dana Hendrickson is one of the media’s most hidden gems. It’s only a matter of time until St. Louis’s NBC affiliate, KSDK, loses this little treasure to the offices in New York or LA. Dana’s currently biding her time hosting a little show called Show Me, St. Louis. St. Louis is probably more than willing to show her anything she asks.
WNBC 4 in New York is lucky to have Lynn heating up the place, since before signing there she had a gig as a correspondent for The Today Show. Another magna cum laude grad, this one came from Miami University in Ohio. She followed that up with a stint in LA at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. We’re interested to see where she winds up five years from now.
In other news, while we may indeed have more journalistas than you could ever shake a stick at, we’d be remiss to ignore the fact that the rest of the world has plenty of competition to offer. Take France, for example: Mélissa Theuriau is so blazing hot that she’s become an international sex icon — just for reporting the news.