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Why do the Los Angeles news women look so skanky and act so stupid?

I was visiting LA last week and flicking through the channels. The weather girls were wearing skin tight skirts, tight sweaters with a lot of cleavage, and 5 inch heels. The other women at the desk are all cackling loudly, and seem about as smart as a box of rocks.

The guys didn't seem too bright either, but at least they were dressed well.

by Anonymousreply 4401/19/2013

Honey, that's ALL of LA for you. The majority people are trashy and stupid. I think all the sun must fry their brains.

by Anonymousreply 101/18/2013

To want to move to Los Angeles in the first place, you must be both vapid and skanky.

by Anonymousreply 201/18/2013

It's the Fox News effect.....make all the women look like porn stars!

by Anonymousreply 301/18/2013

This has been going on a long time. I remember noticing how trashy the newswomen looked on a trip to L.A. back in 2000 (first time seeing the skanky Jillian Barbieri, in particular) compared to their East Coast counterparts.

by Anonymousreply 401/18/2013

[quote]To want to move to Los Angeles in the first place, you must be both vapid and skanky.

R2, Where in my post did I say I was moving there? Did you even read what I wrote? I said I was *visiting*.

R3, yes! That's it - the porn star look! Long hair/extensions, big lips, false eye lashes and lots of make up. At first I thought it was some sort of parody.

by Anonymousreply 501/18/2013

Because they are stupid skanks. Vile, empty, self-centered souls.

by Anonymousreply 601/18/2013

Even Miami doesn't have as many of those skanky hoes doing the weather. But LA's Mediterranean climate means there aren't many surprises weather-wise barring the occasional brush-fire, so the need for certified AMS weather people isn't as great.

by Anonymousreply 701/18/2013

I noticed this, too. You'd think that for one of THE American markets they'd want something better, but I think it's purposeful. It wouldn't fly in Chicago or NYC. Oddly, though, the local Washington, DC, anchors and newsies are lousy and amateurish.

by Anonymousreply 801/18/2013

All women in Showbiz today are swanky and stupid. It is what the Entertainment companies want.

by Anonymousreply 901/18/2013

R4 Jillian Barbieri was the first person I thought of actually when I saw this topic mentioned. She's a Canadian who has talked about fooling around with Jenna Jameson...yuck!I hope she gets tested for every disease in the book.

R8 New York has some attractive weather woman like Linda Church and Amy Freeze who do wear, shall we say, form fitting clothing. They come across more as MILFs rather than Debbie Sucks Off A Gazillion Cocks/Jism Police Part 5 though!

by Anonymousreply 1001/18/2013

ALL local newspeople (and the people who write the stuff) are idiots. I remember once watching five minutes of local news (by accident; I usually avoid it like the plague) and recognizing four factual or grammar errors.

by Anonymousreply 1101/18/2013

A weather person named Amy Freeze? Ridiculous!

by Anonymousreply 1201/18/2013

Her name was Jillian BARBERIE (she was married to a baseball player with that surname) but I believe she now goes by Jillian Reynolds, the from her current spouse's surname.

by Anonymousreply 1301/18/2013

R12 She works for WABC 7 in New York. She's a Mormon so her look is just south of being borderline slut! She's pretty for her age and her body's nice BUT that's where it stops. She hasn't gone beyond the pale yet BUT who knows.....

by Anonymousreply 1401/18/2013

What channel were you watching, OP? Some of the lesser quality news shows are like that - all looks and no substance. The better ones have anchors whose IQs are far more important than their dress size. Here's one of my favorites.

by Anonymousreply 1501/18/2013

This is nasty, and what passes as a newswoman in LA:

by Anonymousreply 1601/18/2013

"Grammatical errors", not "grammar error," R11. And, it is preferable to use "and/or" in a conditional such as your last sentence.

by Anonymousreply 1701/18/2013

Don't think that's an actual LA news anchor, r16.

But there is always Jackie Johnson. I cant' watch the weather on KCAL when she does it because I can't take my eyes off her boobs (I never actually hear the weather report as a result). I keep trying to figure out what engineering principle keeps them in place. They are quite astonishing, and she knows it, and she does everything she can to draw attention to them.

by Anonymousreply 1801/18/2013

Mission accomplished

by Anonymousreply 1901/18/2013

At least they don't pretend to be something they're not.

Plenty of women in show business act all nerdcool, intellectual, free-thinking and hipster-y.

When, in fact, they sell themselves out to superficiality as much as the rest!

by Anonymousreply 2001/18/2013

[quote] Why do the Los Angeles news women look so skanky and act so stupid?

because they are

by Anonymousreply 2101/18/2013

Not really, r19. Because of her I DON'T watch KCAL, and if other viewers feel the same way, there go their ratings down the drain. Those laws-of-physics-defying boobs of hers are not entertaining, they lean towards the revolting (well, they would if they were capable of leaning).

by Anonymousreply 2201/18/2013

[quote] Don't think that's an actual LA news anchor, [R16].

R16's photo is of Jillian Warry/Barberie/Reynolds/Whatever she's going by this week, who until recently was indeed part of the Good Day LA morning news team on KTTV Channel 11.

by Anonymousreply 2301/18/2013

Weather girls and guys have never been the respected, smart ones in the room.

We have some good anchors here: Christine Devine, Pat Harvy, Michelle Tussi, etc.

by Anonymousreply 2401/18/2013

You should see the bimbos doing the local news in the deep south. Total blonde airheads and usually very rightwing.

by Anonymousreply 2501/18/2013

With big hair r25?

by Anonymousreply 2601/18/2013

This is some tacky ass shit.

by Anonymousreply 2701/18/2013

[quote]Don't think that's an actual LA news anchor, [R16].

Well, not anymore, anyway; Fox gave her the boot last year when she passed the threshold of being closer to 50 than 40.

by Anonymousreply 2801/18/2013

r27 That's that idiot Dorothy Lucey. On the first anniversary of 9/11, she felt the need to interrupt co-anchor Steve Edwards' moving words of reflection and remembrance with more tragic, breaking news: the breakup of Ben Affleck and J-Lo.

Steve wanted to slap her.

by Anonymousreply 2901/18/2013

I missed that r29. Wished I had see that.

by Anonymousreply 3001/18/2013

New York TV anchor women with hair hanging down to their tits look like street walkers.

by Anonymousreply 3101/18/2013

For what it's worth, and just my personal opinion here, I don't include Fox 11 (the local LA programming) in the category of "news". They're no better than the parent network, their so-called news is just as biased and twisted and fictionalized as the Fox News Network is.

by Anonymousreply 3201/18/2013

I haven't watched any local news in a while (since I got cable). What happened with Jillian Barberie? I've noticed they're showing her NutriSystem commercials locally; when she was on Fox11 they never showed them in the LA market.

by Anonymousreply 3301/18/2013

Speaking of grammatical errors: This is from Fox11's website:

[quote]You can see Maria every day giving Los Angeles their daily weather forecast on the FOX 11 Morning News starting at 6am through 10:30am. That's not all, she also loves her social media duties between 7 and 10am hosting myFOXla's Google+ hangouts.

Maybe that would be correct in Spanish, but probably not, unless she's actually giving a weather forecast to angels.

by Anonymousreply 3401/18/2013

R22, There's also Sharon Tay on KCAL9 who started out a pretty decent reporter, but now where's skimpy clothes like all the other girls on that channel.

by Anonymousreply 3501/18/2013

[quote]but now where's skimpy clothes

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 3601/18/2013

I'm no longer in the LA market, where is Jillian now and why did she leave?

I think the skankiness is pretty much limited to the non Big-Three stations. Channels 13, 11, 9, etc.

by Anonymousreply 3701/18/2013

The same thing goes on in San Diego, however, here we have several weather babes and one sort of preppy weather guy, one old man who squeals his words and dances around and a kind of eccentric one whose jackets sometimes look too tight and you can see his tie at the bottom of his jacket sometimes as well (I think the preppy guy and the eccentric guy need to be fucked hard in the ass). For the weather babes, it is either some kind of flouncy outfit or skirts that if they were any tighter they'd rip. Rarely does one see the weather babes in pants. They often have canned, cheery things to say although Dagmar Midcap seems a little more intellectual than the average babe.

by Anonymousreply 3801/18/2013

It's just 11 and 13 now, r37. Channel 9 is is channel 2's "sister station. It is owned by CBS and the news staff (both in front of and behind the camera) on both channels is the same, and nearly all CBS. Even Jackie "wonder-boobs" Johnson crosses over occasionally.

It's funny - all their equipment has both the KCBS and KCAL logos on them and they have to be careful to remember which side to turn towards the camera, depending on which channel their story is going out to.

by Anonymousreply 3901/18/2013

R39 11 and 13 are both owned by Fox. It's the same duopoly as 2/9.

by Anonymousreply 4001/18/2013

A lot of broadcast journalists write their own stuff.

But what do you expect, when TRAINED WRITERS who work for online news outlets of the major media conglomerates and corporations are terrible writers and/or can't even proofread?

I've known mountain people with better writing skills than some who get sweet professional writing gigs. In that regard, I would never set the bar high for broadcast journalism majors.

by Anonymousreply 4101/18/2013

Thank you for that clarification, r40. I wasn't aware of that. In fact, I wasn't aware that 13 even still HAD a news broadcast. I tend to stick with KTLA for the news.

by Anonymousreply 4201/18/2013

r29 I remember Dorothy Lucey on WNEP-16 in Scranton doing 6AM traffic reports on I-81 in the snow. Bill O'Reilly started there, too.

by Anonymousreply 4301/19/2013

R37, last May, GDLA fired Dorothy Lucey at the end of her contract, and moved Jillian to "freelance" status (to appear only a few times a week). Money was the primary issue. GDLA's ratings have been steadily declining the past couple years, and they both had very large salaries. (Steve's is even larger, of course, but he's got them locked into a long-term contract). Dorothy Lucey was completely blindsided by the move; Jillian not so much. I think she saw the handwriting on the wall.

As it was, with all their combined vacation time, and taking days-off here and there, it seemed that the three of them were appearing together less and less, in recent years. There was often a "sub" from the KTTV stable sitting in one of the three chairs. (or a celebrity, such as Henry Winkler, sitting in for Steve).

I'm not sure how much Jillian actually appeared, after the change. I only saw her a couple times (but I only watched it once a week, on my day off). Jillian was then cut loose, back in September, when KTTV hired Maria Sansone to be a premanent co-host. I haven't kept up with what she's doing, but I read she recently co-hosted on the Dr. Drew Show, on HLN.

by Anonymousreply 4401/19/2013
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