Thursday, January 05, 2006
Maddox receives dubious honor
"News Blues for TV Insiders" reports in today's edition that former KODE anchor Malorie Maddox received a rather dubious honor. Actually, the word dubious is how I would phrase it. This is how the daily TV news blog characterized it:
"Yes, they have babes in Omaha.
"Blondiful WOWT-6-NBC morning new anchor Malorie Maddox narrowly beat out equally blondiful KETV-7-ABC reporter Brandi Peterson for the honor of 'hottest female TV personality in Omaha.'
"Local radio station KXSP sponsored the 10-day contest and gave the winner a bouquet of flowers, a trip to a beauty salon and a boatful of promotional swag."
While I personally have never seen a boatful of promotional swag, I can say I hope no Joplin-area radio station ever sponsors a promotion like that. Let's judge our news anchors and reporters by how well they do their job and not by their beauty.
Of course, at the same time that I am criticizing the promotion, here I am publicizing it.