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There are a lot of talented female television anchors all over the U.S. In your opinion, who captivates you locally and why?

Denise Dory (WMAR) -- Vanessa Williams looks, very friendly.
Lively.

Demetria Kalodimos (WSMV) -- Tough and seasoned.

Angela Hill (WWL) -- Seasoned, trustworthy, and will tell
the story. The Queen of N.O. TV
News.

Donna Davis (WMC) -- Sophistocated, ellogant, and has a
radio announcing voice.

Brenda Wood (WXIA) -- Seasoned and friendly.

Kim Hindrew (WKNO) -- Professional. Beautiful. Tough.

Kay Quinn (KSDK) -- Very professional. Attractive.

Carol Marin (WMAQ) -- Seasoned. Ethical.

Karen Foss (KSDK) -- Classy. Professional. Seasoned.
The Queen of STL TV News.

Kathi Goertzen (KOMO) -- Very professional. Friendly.

Vicki Yates (WTVF) -- Very professional. Great delivery.

Paula Bridges (WPSD) -- Very professional.

Mary-Ann Maloney (KFVS) -- Very friendly.

Clarice Tinsley (KDFW) -- Very beautiful. Professional. Friendly.

I don't want to name them all. Help me out.
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Clarice Tinsley (KDFW)
Karen Borta (KTVT)
Gloria Campos (WFAA)
Iola Johnson (formerly WFAA and KTVT)
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And here are more...

Kristen Priesol (WTVF) -- Very friendly and professional.

Markova Reed (WREG) -- Very seasoned, beautiful, and has a
lot of presence.

Kym Clark (WMC) -- Very friendly. Outgoing. Seasoned.

Sally-Ann Roberts (WWL) -- Very professional. Friendly.
Seasoned.

Mary Stoker-Smith (formally of WTVO) -- Very beautiful and
professional.

Allison Payne (WGN) -- Very stylish. Conversational.

Claudia Barr (WREG) -- Always professional. The Queen of
Mid-SouthTV News.

Jennifer Blome (KSDK) -- Very professional. Very nice.

Amy Marcelles (formerly of WTVF) -- Very friendly. Very
professional.

I am quite sure there are more...
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The late Patti Burns (KDKA-TV) just like her dad, serious straight tough

The late Marie Torre(KDKA-TV) also worked alongside Bill Burns, was known for going to jail for contempt of court for not revealing a source while a reporter for the New York Herald-Tribune. A true journalist.

The late Dorothy Fuldheim (WEWS) a true trailblazer, started at channel 5 when they signed on ('48) at age 48, until felled by a stroke in 1983 a commentator., had interviewed then-President Reagan earlier the same day of the stroke
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In the Beaumont-Port Arthur Texas market

KFDM-TV Channel 6 (CBS)

Jackie Simien (5 & 10 PM anchor) very nice and professional person.

Liz Wiggins (former 5 & 10 PM anchor) now living private life and retired from journalism

Cecile Burandt (Former 6 & 10 pm anchor) broadcasting legend in the area. came to KFDM in 1974 till early 90's when she "retired" due to personal issues. Her beautiful and ear catching baritone voice can still be heard on Lamar University commercials.

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KBTV/KJAC-TV Channel 4 (NBC)
A once #1 station in the area...now the bottom of the barrel since Nexstar. but they've had they're fair share of great talent.

Lisa Pinto (Former 6 & 10 PM KBTV anchor) went to WOAI San Antonio for a while, now she has left the business. very professional, personable.

Aimee Fuller (former 5, 6, & 10 PM anchor) Now at KUSI in San Diego...very sweet, honest and professional. met her a few times and quite personable.

Nancy Utter (Former Weekend anchor during KJAC late 80's-early 90's) professional and that Texas drawl in her voice made her a pleasure to listen to. whereabouts unknown.

Donna Rusch (Former KJAC 6 & 10 anchor) left us to go to houston to KNWS 51. Her and Mark Clegg were a powerhouse at 6pm and took the ratings away from KFDM and KBMT.

ReShonda Tate (Former KJAC weekend anchor mid 90's before nexstar takeover)

Kim Hendrix (Former KJAC anchor at 5, 6 and 10 pm) With Gene Tuck in the early to mid 80's, they made KJAC number 1 several times. Now she's at a station in Alabama i believe. Still very pretty, very personable, loves children and willing to stop and chat. Met her a few times as a kid and in my adult life.
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KBMT-TV Channel 12 (ABC)

Tracy Kennick (former 6 and 10 pm...current Good Morning S.E. Texas) easy on the eyes, professional...a former Miss Utah and 1st Runner Up in Miss USA.

Deedra Wilson (current 6 and 10 pm anchor) very nice, willing to chat with people, professionalism at the top of the list.
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Ann Komis - (WFIE-Evansville) - seasoned, great on-air presence. Has worked at nearly every station in Evansville except WEVV (she's been with WFIE since the mid-80s after leaving WEHT). Teaches (or taught, don't know if she still does) communications/journalism at USI.

Shelley Kirk - (WEHT-Evansville) - personable, great presence. Started out as a studio camera operator, became lead co-anchor in January 1994.
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Joyce Garbaciak (WITI, WISN)

Kathy Mykelby (WISN)

Alison Gilman (WITI) - She now works for a financial company, and makes occasional appearances for that company during the "Money Talks" segment on WITI's Wake Up news (Monday & Thursday during the 7:00 hour, IIRC)
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Beverly Williams ---KYW TV --- Retired, but very popular. She was so good-looking, some people didn't understand that she was a real pro, good reporter, producer.

Pat Ciarrocchi --- KYW TV --- Sharp. Excellent writer. Could've gone network.

Renee Chennault - WCAU-TV --- Polished. Smart.

Lisa Thomas Laury --- WPVI-TV --- Polished. Friendly. Returning soon after illness. Well liked.

Marciarose - KYW-TV --- Smart. One of the market's first women anchors. Retired.

Jessica Savitch --- KYW-TV. Had incredible impact. On air presence. After her three year contract, went to NBC-TV.

Diane Allen --- WCAU-TV, KYW-TV, NJ TV --- Smart. Hardworker.
Great person now a State Senator.
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WBAY----

Mary Smits: Very professional. Left, but replaced by....
Cami Rapson: Also very professional. Serious, but strong on-air personality.
Lisa Manna: Very friendly and even a little perky at times!!! Quite attractive, too!! Now at TMJ, but replaced by.......
Kathryn Bracho: Great morning show anchor. Attractive, yet professional.

WFRV----
Erin Davisson: Very professional, and probably the longest-serving female anchor in the GB market today.
Tammy Elliott: Professional, attractive, what more could you ask for?? We're glad to have her back!!!

WLUK----
Brooke Bradley: Very professional. Sad to hear that she's all but out of the TV business.
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WHBF-
Juliet Dregos (past) - she just had that anchor voice..and I like it.
Tambrey Laine (present)- she does an excellent job solo.

KWQC-
Sharon DeRycke (present)- something about her I like

WQAD-
Miranda Khan- (present)- another anchor voice...nice on air performance
Michelle Aguayo (present-moving to Minneapolis this May) awesome anchoring.

KLJB-
Kerry Phillips- present
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Roz Abrams (last on WCBS)
Brenda Blackmon (WWOR)
Michelle Charlesworth (WABC)
Cindy Hsu (WCBS)
Rosanna Scotto (WNYW)
Sue Simmons (WNBC)
Lori Stokes (WABC)
Kaity Tong (WPIX)
Dana Tyler (WCBS)
Diana Williams (WABC)

Past:
Pat Harper
Michele Marsh
Carol Martin
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Carole Meekins (WTMJ)
Katrina Cravy (WITI)
Kathy Mykelby (WISN)
Joyce Garbaciak (Formerly WITI, now WISN)
Renee Riddle (Formerly of WDJT and WISN, I think)
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Carole Meekins (WTMJ)
Katrina Cravy (WITI)
Kathy Mykelby (WISN)
Joyce Garbaciak (Formerly WITI, now WISN)
Renee Riddle (Formerly of WDJT and WISN, I think)

Katrina? You've GOT to be kidding. This is the "BEST" female anchors, not worst. She's like nails on chalkboard, and just brings the newscast to a grinding halt anytime they kick into "witty banter" mode. She doesn't seem to portray any sincerity on camera at all.

I'd agree with Carole, Joyce, Kathy, and I'd add Joanne Williams.

As for Joanne, she's one of the last vestiges of the old WITI-TV6 (pre-FOX) style of news reporting. She definitely doesn't fit in anymore over there, because she actually reports the news with a little bit of class.
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Carol LeBeau(KGTV)-Proffesional, experienced and great person to watch on tv
Lisa Lake(KGTV)-Great attitude, proffesional and great chemistry with her male anchor
Lauren Reynolds(KGTV)-Even though she was in essence demoted, she still fills in at the anchor desk with a bright smile and proffesionalism.
Kimberly Hunt(KUSI)-Enjoyable to watch,nice on air persona and always has a smile.
Kathleen Bade(KFMB)-Great person all around, humble, beautiful and a sense of humor.very well liked
Barbara-Lee Edwards(KFMB)- Great, very warm and very proffesional
Susan Taylor(KNSD)-Proffesional, elegant
Catherine Garcia(KNSD)-Very easy on the eyes, good delivery
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Carole Meekins (WTMJ)
Katrina Cravy (WITI)
Kathy Mykelby (WISN)
Joyce Garbaciak (Formerly WITI, now WISN)
Renee Riddle (Formerly of WDJT and WISN, I think)

Katrina? You've GOT to be kidding. This is the "BEST" female anchors, not worst. She's like nails on chalkboard, and just brings the newscast to a grinding halt anytime they kick into "witty banter" mode. She doesn't seem to portray any sincerity on camera at all.

I'd agree with Carole, Joyce, Kathy, and I'd add Joanne Williams.

As for Joanne, she's one of the last vestiges of the old WITI-TV6 (pre-FOX) style of news reporting. She definitely doesn't fit in anymore over there, because she actually reports the news with a little bit of class.


Joanne is definately one of the best in Milwaukee. I don't know why I didn't think of her. You are right about Katrina, but she is good on the radio. Especially when she fills in on 'KLH.
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Maria Downey (KTUU 1980's-current)
Megan Baldino (KTUU 1999-current)
Reagan Scott (KTVA 2005-current)
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What about...

Anne Holt (WKRN) -- Very professional. Over 30 years of
service to Nashville and Middle
Tennessee.

Monica Kaufman (WSB) -- Very professional. Over 30
years of service
to Atlanta.
The Queen of ATL TV News.

Carolyn Castleberry (CBN) -- Very professional. One of
WAVY-TV's best.

Kit Andrews (WKRC) -- Seasoned. Very Professional.

And yet there are still more...
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Karen Foss, KSDK
Kay Quinn, KSDK
Corrina Collins-Sullivan, KTVI
Deanne Lane, KSDK
Vickie Newton, KMOV
Kathryn Jamboretz, KPLR
Betsey Bruce, KTVI (and KMOV)
Shawn Lindsey, KTVI
Randi Naughton, KTVI
Sandy Miller, KTVI
I'll qualify this one: She was much better at KPLR. She's still pretty good, though.
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Angela Hill - WWL
Maggie Wade - WLBT
Susan Aude - former WIS anchor
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I'd like to add Lucy Bustamante WWL's late news anchor to the list. She's relatively new, but she is a great anchor and reporter
And I am also going to add Dawn Brown, WWL's weekend weather anchor to the list as well. I love Dawn's enthusiasm, especially when the Saints win a game and she and she does the DB Shuffle (aka Saints victory dance.) Brown hasn't been in the market long, but she is quickly becoming one of my favorite NOLA tv personalities.

And a little closer to home, Karen Abernathy of WLOX is very professional and extremely nice in person.
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