Last week I woke up to a tweet directing me to this webpage:
A website had combed thousands on TV stations looking for TV anchors with “the best hair.” Clearly they’ve never seen me in person (especially on maternity leave).
The Station had a field day with it. Posting on our website, on Facebook and on Twitter.
Some people said nice things (thanks;), and others gave us the often posted “Is this news??”
Not touching that one:)
But this does give me an opportunity to let you in on a secret. A secret people who grew up with me in Laurel probably already know:
I’ve been obsessed with “news anchor hair” all my life.
It’s true. When all the other girls were dying for “The Rachel”…I was loving the Jane Pauley.
I was 16…my hair was going on 40:)
Fortunately—I now have Kate Mcneely at Trim Salon to remind me that “news anchor” is no longer synonymous with “helmet head”. I’m gradually learning to put down the hair spray and scale back the teasing.
Most of us at 16 WAPT are coiffed by some great hair stylists. You see their names on the credits at the end of our broadcasts. The guys at William Wallace and Watercolor in Ridgeland have also styled my and other team members hair over the years.
But they aren’t there with us everyday. A common misconception is that we have hair stylists and makeup artists getting us ready to go on the air.
I wish. Most days we are completely on our own with those curling irons.
So I guess I’ll accept this slightly ridiculous, probably undeserved “hair award”…
seems I’ve been working for it my whole life:)