Joining the American version of the reality TV show Survivor during its second season was a step towards nationwide prominence for Elisabeth Hasselbeck. As a castaway contestant, she finished in fourth place. The viewing public got to know her well as she was on our screens for a while. It was hard not to be impressed by the way she handled herself in tough situations while managing to sway other contestants’ votes in her favor.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck was asked to rejoin the competition in its Survivor: All-Stars edition, but she declined. As if knowing she already had enough exposure to make it to the next level. This is quite remarkable if you consider how most of the other contestants of Survivor would gradually disappear from the public eye moving forward, virtually back to where they came from, a gentle slide back to obscurity. That said, Elisabeth would benefit greatly from the reality TV platform, using it to carve out a successful television career. She made it as the fourth co-host of The View, and also co-hosted on Fox & Friends for more than a decade. Then all of a sudden, in a move that seemed to clash with her outspoken nature, Elisabeth Hasselbeck quit the latter program in 2015. Read on to find out what made the popular TV personality decide to tuck away from the spotlight.
Well Educated Family
Elisabeth Hasselbeck was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, which is one of the best places to live in the United States. She comes from a well-educated family. Her mother is a school teacher who went back to school and is now a lawyer. Her father is an architect, and her brother is also a lawyer.
Elisabeth did well both in sports and academics. She attended Boston College and led their softball team to two consecutive Big East championships. With a B.F.A. added to her resume, she went on to work for Puma as a member of its design team.
The Last Of The Kucha Tribe
Perhaps it can be said that her decision to compete in Survivor: The Australian Outback was momentous as far as her future career in television is concerned. She finished in fourth place and was the last remaining member of the Kucha tribe. The viewing public was drawn to a point where it had to vote on contestants who were split into two tribes.
Time was on her side, for that same year she was invited to become a judge for the Miss Teen USA Pageant. Elisabeth was growing more popular, and it kind of snowballed rapidly. She then married her long-term boyfriend, professional footballer, Tim Hasselbeck. She would also land her first TV gig as a co-host for the Look for Less fashion series on the Style Network.
Women Of Every Man's Dreams
She probably didn’t notice it at that time, but Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s competitive spirit would amaze her fellow survivors, TV viewers, and even the show’s host, Jeff Probst. You wouldn’t expect someone as cute and innocent looking as Elisabeth would have such tenacity to survive, although that’s what the series was all about. Her personality molted under pressure, and people witnessed her develop beautifully.
Looking back to the experience, Probst said he was certain Elisabeth Hasselbeck was destined for greater things. In an interview with HuffPost in 2014, he said, “Every guy on the crew fell in love with her. We watched this young girl mature into this fighting phenomenon, and everybody wanted to date her. They thought about marrying Elisabeth. It was in all our fantasies.”
Hasselbeck Joins The View
Elisabeth Hasselbeck would gradually become more popular after her short stint on Survivor. All the pieces in her life seemed to fit well, and it paved the way for new opportunities. When The View co-host, Lisa Ling, left the show in 2002, Elisabeth first made appearances as a guest-host, eventually becoming a permanent member of the talk show.
Known for her conservative stance, she would be involved in some heated debates on TV. It may not have been all positive exposure, but she definitely made her presence known. She raised brows regarding her views on the use of the morning after pill, calling for the government to ban its over-the-counter sale even for cases of rape and incest.
Her outspoken personality would not permit her to take a softer side on critical issues, and this would, later on, lead to increasing conflicts among certain celebrity co-hosts, and guests. During the war on Iraq, many citizens were against the sending of troops to fight an obscure war, but Elisabeth Hasselbeck was all for it. This caused an up-roar with comedian and fellow co-host, Rosie O’Donnell.
She also had a fall out with Whoopi Goldberg, another co-host of The View, when she was of the opinion that a lesser abortion rate would be encouraged if there was a $5,000 government stipend to parents of newborn children; this would make them inclined to keep the money and, therefore, keep the baby. Actress, Kathy Griffin, called her out for a perceived biased joint-interview with Barack Obama.
Hasselback Vs. Critics
Hasselback’s views weren’t always on point to many people. She would develop her fair share of critics, and those who were just about as outspoken as her would cause heated debates on air against her controversial opinions.
Good or bad publicity would consistently boost the ratings of both The View and its outspoken host. In 2009, along with her co-hosts, Elisabeth Hasselbeck would be awarded the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. The show’s viewership would also increase considerably from this, pulling in more than six and a half million.
Conservative Or Liberal?
Whenever asked if she was a conservative, Elisabeth Hasselbeck would claim that she’s neither a conservative nor a liberal. But her actions would remain contentious, highly contradictory to her claim.
For example, she would go on to become a keynote speaker of the Republican National Convention in 2004 and 2008. During the campaign period, she volunteered to introduce Sarah Palin as a vice presidential candidate. The right-leaning current affairs magazine, Newsmax, regarded her as one of the GOP’s most influential women in 2013.
In spite of her newly found popularity, there was a growing concern that Elisabeth’s views and conservatism may have been having a negative effect on The View and its general audience. On certain occasions, she may have gone too far in her passionate disputes, and this was about to backfire. Rumors started to come out that she was on the verge of being fired.
The rumors grew to such a level that her co-host, Barbara Walters, had to address it on television, saying there was no truth to it. On July 9, 2013, however, Elisabeth Hasselbeck would quit her job on The View to work with the morning talk show Fox & Friends.
Farewell To The View
Her decision to work with Fox & Friends seemed to be mainly for career growth. Following her decision to jump ship, Elisabeth Hasselbeck made a sentimental speech where she praised her fellow hosts, even those with whom she’d had issues with. She thanked Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar, and Barbara Walters. But she would again contradict her own words later on.
Two years after leaving The View, in an interview on The Rachael Ray Show, she admitted how glad she was to leave. Not only did she want to quit The View, but she also has not watched it since her departure.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck Joins Fox & Friends
Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s addition to Fox & Friends was almost instantly felt, ratings-wise. The outspoken co-host who once spiked The View’s ratings seemed to be set on improving her new platform’s reach and viewership.
In just two months, this was proven to be true. Fox & Friends’ performance was already up by 9%. Things were certainly looking up, so imagine what more could be in store in a year? But in a brusque turn of events, Elisabeth Hasselbeck would surprise the viewing public by announcing her decision to leave the program. It was a perplexing call to many, as she made her final appearance three days before Christmas, 2015.
Elisabeth’s exit from Fox & Friends drew many questions. People wondered if there were deeper reasons for her leaving the show that were not yet revealed. After all, she had many critics, and was no stranger to controversy.
Elisabeth would, later on, reveal, that the real motive behind her decision to quit as a show host was so she could allocate more time to her family. She wanted to be a hands-on mother to her three children – Grace Elisabeth, Taylor Thomas, and Isaiah Timothy. She wanted to focus on bringing them up, and to be there for her husband Tim Hasselbeck.
The Big Unveiling
In such a relatively short span of time working with Fox & Friends, considering all that was potentially in store for her, Elisabeth handed in an unexpected notice to the show’s management. It is safe to say that no one expected her to quit her job, and she would explain her reasons the following day on live television.
The show was emotionally charged, yet Elisabeth Hasselbeck remained firm with her decision. On what her plans were for the immediate future, she said, “I am taking a new position as CBO – chief breakfast officer – at our house with the kids. And that does mean that in about a month, I’ll be leaving my Fox News family.”
Firm In Her Decision
Elisabeth Hasselbeck may have created harsh critics for her political views; a few relationships may have soured because of her outspokenness, but no one can accuse her of not standing by her principles.
And this same trait was palpable when she revealed her reasons for leaving the show in favor of her family. She said, “the kids need the best of me, not the rest of me. This is a really, really hard decision, but I know it is the right one, and I thank you all at home for understanding.” She also added that knowing in her heart that she was doing the right thing gave her “the peace of God.”
Setting Her Priorities Straight
Elisabeth Hasselbeck had worked hard for her job, and it was anticlimactic for her to quit at a time when she was in a great position to achieve more. Even though she came out clean and honest about her reasons, which were quite plausible too, many of the show’s viewers remained skeptical.
A few theories would be spawned after her revelation; some people secretly expecting another contradicting announcement to be made by Elisabeth, or some rumor to be shared by someone close to her. Her having health problems was one of the angles that surfaced. A tumor was discovered in her abdomen in 2014 that they say gave her a scare. It turned out not to be cancerous, but it purportedly made the TV host reassess her priorities in life.
Celiac Disease Spokes Woman
Many other angles certainly could have contributed to Elisabeth’s decision to quit her job. After all, politics could be in play due to her controversial views; she knew she had made a few enemies for pushing her beliefs about critical societal issues. However, her health ended up being the angle that was most scrutinized.
Aside from the tumor discovered in her abdomen, Elisabeth Hasselbeck also lives with an autoimmune disorder known as celiac disease. It affects the small intestine and classic symptoms include gastrointestinal problems. She published a book, The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide, a self-help book for those who suffer from it. In two years, she launched a guide of gluten-free foods for both children and adult celiacs.
The controversial show host would step away from the public eye to focus on what she believes matters most. Although this is a major change in her lifestyle, still she would appear in the spotlight once in a while. She hosted the K-Love Fan Awards in the years 2016 and 2017.
This was an event staged by a religious radio station. Hasselbeck was raised a Catholic and says she considers herself a Christian now. She condemned the persecution of Christians in Iraq and denounces the removal of Bibles from hotel rooms in the US.
Coming For A Friend's Defence
Elisabeth Hasselbeck may be nestled in her home, as she says, to attend to her family’s welfare, but she showed that she wouldn’t hesitate to come out to promote a cause, and on this occasion, to defend a friend.
When Fox News chairman, Roger Ailes, was under fire with sexual harassment accusations by Gretchen Carlson, Hasselbeck fiercely came out to defend him against her Fox & Friends predecessor. Ailes “treated me with overwhelming respect, and pure-hearted kindness, for which I am forever thankful.” Hasselbeck said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
Somehow, Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s name would keep popping up in the news from time to time. And this perhaps can be attributed more to her status solely as a celebrity than for her previous job as a show host. She’s elevated herself to a stage where practically everything she does, and whatever goes on around her life makes it to the news.
Even the simple act of selling a house and moving to a new one is apparently newsworthy if Elisabeth Hasselbeck does it. The multi-millionaire couple has decided to put their five-strong colonial-style house in Greenwich, Connecticut, on the market for a new 6-bedroom property in Belle, Meade, Tennessee. Nothing unusual about it, as they also previously owned two apartments in Manhattan.
Her decision to quit her career in TV seemed at first to be a dead end, as if nothing rewarding (career-wise) could arise from it. However, life has a way of proving us wrong again and again. Elisabeth Hasselbeck has now turned her attention to serve in social causes.
She’s now a member of the board of an organization called The Positivity Project. Their main objective is to help young people connect with each other, form healthy relationships with other members of society using positive psychology. Visiting one of its projects in North Carolina, Hasselbeck said, “kids themselves are saying they love having class time to understand character – that’s incredible.” It seems that her definition of family has now expanded greatly. Read on to learn about the greatest female news anchors who keep us entertained by bringing in the most intriguing stories around. One has to appreciate them for all they do to keep us informed.
It isn’t difficult to tell that Maria Quiban loves what she does. She works as a weather anchor for Fox in Los Angeles, California, and it is simply stating the obvious to say she works really hard.
She was born in Cebu City, Philippines but her family moved to Honolulu when she was nine. This is where she finished her studies, majoring in Journalism at the University of Hawaii. She dabbles with TV and film appearances such as in Bruce Almighty, Cold Case, and Criminal Minds. She captivates with her on-the-job enthusiasm.
Alex Wagner is an American journalist and author. She now works as a co-anchor on CBS This Morning Saturday following her stint with MSNBC’s daytime program, Now With Alex Wagner.
She is also a senior editor for The Atlantic, and in April 2018 she published her book titled Futureface, which is about her Burmese American ancestry. She’s married to Sam Kass, a former White House nutrition policy advisor, and assistant chef, and their wedding was attended by then U.S. President, Barack Obama.
Erin Andrews is a popular sportscaster for ESPN, and she’s a familiar face in big time sports events like the Super Bowl and the World Series where she has an on-air presence. She also sidelines as a reporter for Fox NFL, and hosts Dancing with the Stars.
This lovely TV personality was voted “America’s sexiest sportscaster” in 2007 and 2008. She started her career as a freelance reporter for Fox Sports Florid, but has now expanded her horizon. Andrews has made an appearance in the CMT Music Award, and has put in some endorsements and charitable work in her time.
Megyn Kelly rose to prominence during the 2016 presidential debates where she called out no less than Donald Trump himself for his misogynistic tendencies, and on one occasion referred to him as “Voldemort.” Kelly simply isn’t the type to fool around with, and she won’t back down from a challenge.
This American journalist was also a former corporate defense attorney. She was a news anchor at Fox before deciding work as a talk show host for NBC News. Her show Megyn Kelly Today was canceled in October of 2018, but she announced that she would be back on television in 2019.
This American journalist first started working for a community newspaper after graduating from college. As a freelance reporter, she would manage her time wisely by enrolling in Columbia University. Always looking ahead, and to support herself, Jenna Lee would write for the well-respected Forbes business magazine (online).
She is best known as an anchor for Fox News. She co-hosted Happening Now with Jon Scott, replacing Jane Skinner. After working on the platform for seven years, she left Fox News to pursue other projects and opportunities. We hope she’ll remain in television.
Since this TV personality signed up for Fox News as the co-host of Fox & Friends, opportunities within the network have multiplied considerably. More importantly, she’s game enough to take on all sorts of concomitant challenges.
She’s appeared on Hannity with her own “Ainsley Across America” segment, co-hosted Fox & Friends Weekend, Fox’s All-American New Year’s Eve, and American News Headquarters. She’s been a panelist on The Live Desk, and you can’t help but admire her work ethic. The future must hold so much promise for this bright young woman.
Julie Banderas began her journalistic career in Boston, which led her to being a news anchorwoman for WHSV-TV in Virginia, and a bunch of other networks. She finally joined Fox News in 2005, and with the influential platform had an infamous argument with the former spokeswoman for the Westboro Baptist Church, Shirley Phelps-Roper.
It was this incident that instantly gained her media attention, in which she said that she respected everyone’s right to protest, but even this has its limits. If this would in effect disgrace fallen soldiers, and the youth, “lock ‘em up. Throw away the key. Give ‘em the death penalty." Banderas stated.
Before Natalie Morales embarked on her journalism career, she first work at a bank straight from college. She is very eloquent and can speak Portuguese and Spanish. Those who live in the West Coast area must recognize her from her work as a news anchor for NBC’s Today Show, where she was named co-anchor of the third hour of the show in March of 2008.
Natalie Morales also appears on programs like Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News, so she is a familiar face across the US.
Kimberly Guilfoyle’s profile is very diverse. Prior to her job as a co-host on The Five on Fox News, she was a practicing lawyer based in San Francisco, and LA. In 2000, she worked as a district attorney, which spanned four years. Kimberly announced mid last year that she would leave Fox News, and join America First Policies. It was even reported that she was offered the role of press secretary for Donald Trump, but she refused.
Kimberly Guilfoyle graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Davis. While she was an intern in San Francisco’s district attorney’s office she also modeled for Macy’s and posed for several fashion magazines.
Susan Li is a TV journalist for Fox Business Network. She was born in China, but grew up in Canada. She says she looks up to her mother who migrated to Canada and single-handedly raised her family. Because of her mom’s sacrifices, Susan was able to finish her studies at the University of Toronto with a degree in economics.
Before joining Fox Business Network, she was a correspondent of CNBC US, and has interviewed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and celebrity bigwigs like Robert De Niro.
Some people just watch the news out of habit, switching on the television almost mechanically. However, for those who enjoy watching the voluptuous reporter, Sugey Abrego, talk about the weather, the room temperature remains hot regardless.
Sugey Abrego sets the television on fire with her sizzling personality and unique reporting style. Whether she is out to report about the weather forecast or current events, for some viewers, she is the most newsworthy part of the segment.
Evelyn Taft was always interested in meteorology during her younger years. This American journalist is known as a news anchor, and editor at KCAL. Her popularity has grown mainly as a weeknight meteorologist for KCAL-TV on channel 9 stations, and for a very good reason.
It can be mesmerizing to watch her on screen with her blue eyes and blond hair. Her face beams with the warmth of many summer days, regardless of whether the weather she forecasts is gloomy or not.
Unlike many TV personalities and news anchors, Jenny Dell didn’t earn a degree in journalism in college. She finished her studies in UMass Amherst, majoring in hospitality and tourism management.
Dell has made her way up the ranks through sheer hard work and she is now an NFL reporter for CBS. She is unique that way, and one can sense her knowledge in the sport is genuinely empirical, rather than out of mere theory. She is married to the former third baseman of the Red Sox, Will Middlebrooks.
Charissa Thompson had always wanted to be a broadcaster from an early age, and now she’s worked with many major sports networks from ESPN, Versus, GSN, and the Big Ten Network. She’s currently working for Fox Sports.
Thompson has a way of connecting with her viewers when it comes to sportscasting. She keeps it intense, reflecting the competitiveness of every game. She has covered football, basketball, hockey, and in 2016 she even joined Toprank’s broadcasting team for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas fight.
There’s a reason why Erin Sharoni does very well as a TV anchor. She works for CBS Sports, and her experience as a personal trainer and a US Junior Olympic-certified swim coach must come in handy when she relates the news to her audience.
She was also a trainer at the New York Health and Racquet Club, and if that is not enough, as a hobby, she likes to skydive, surf, and snowboard. Certainly, Erin not only likes to report about sports, but she loves being in the action as well.
During Amanda Pflugrad’s time studying at the University of Oregon, she was a cheerleader for four years. She’s always been a knockout, typically one of the most popular girls in school, but it didn’t stop there. She graduated magna cum laude in broadcast journalism with a minor in communication studies.
She’s currently a sideline reporter for the Boston Celtics, and you better believe that she knows the ins and outs of the game. Watch her lay down her pre-game analysis as well as recaps, interview with players and coaches; always knowing when to ask the right questions.
If anyone wants a clue as to her work ethic, her last name shall be it. And she says her love for journalism has been spurred by her desire to transform the negative stereotypes that still stand against African Americans. Cari Champion is a news anchor for ESPN’s flagship program, Sportscenter.
"I wanted to give people a voice that didn't have a voice. I'm always fighting for the underdog. I don't know where I got it from, but I've been like that all my life. That's why I love journalism," Champion said. And, indeed, she is a role model for African Americans, a standout in her field. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in English and her future remains as promising as ever.
Viewers would not just tune in to see Alex Curry talk about Angels baseball. Fans actually take the time to really listen to what she has to say so they can have a better picture of what to expect in a game or an upcoming season. Alex Curry’s reporting leaves no stone unturned.
She provides valuable insights to Angels’ fans, and a roundup or a pre-game report is never complete without her. Curry won the Silver Telly Award for Angels Weekly, and is known for her playful approach to reporting.
Britt McHenry used to enliven ESPN Sports with her reporting from Washington D.C. and now she’s taken all her past experiences and lessons to do what she does best in Fox Nation. McHenry is only getting better each airing!
She used to model back in college while also playing for four years as a varsity starter for the women’s soccer team. This bundle of talent grew up in Florida, and she’s currently the host of WTTG Fox 5 in Washington D.C.
Sara Carbonero couldn’t wait to finish her journalism course in Madrid and decided to serve as an intern at Radio Marca. They hired her as a full-time employee after six months. Before she became prominent as a reporter, FHM featured her as being voted “The Sexiest Reporter in the World.”
Her popularity was upped during the 2010 World Cup coverage when the English press insinuated that her presence near the Spanish end of the pitch, near her boyfriend Casillas, was distracting him; that she’d caused the Spanish team to lose. She may have become known for reasons other than her reporting, but it doesn’t mean she’s not great in her field of work.
Jamie Little loves to talk about real fast cars, and if you’re like her, you must have seen her doing her thing for Fox from the pit of NASCAR races. Her experiences while working for ESPN covering the Indy Racing League before NASCAR had also made her popular in the motocross community where her skills had expanded.
Jamie Little loves fast racing machines big time. She even did a bit of driving herself during a celebrity race, winning against Craftsman Truck Series champion, Mike Skinner.
Reporter, Heidi Watney, joined the MLB Network as a host on January 2013. It’s been six years now, and the network’s viewers simply adore her. She’s really good at what she does, always making a connection with her audience, and giving out sound reporting.
She graduated with honors in college where she qualified for an academic scholarship. She also used to compete in hurdles, diving, gymnastics, and was a cheerleader in Clovis West High School. She’s surely got the goods to make it far.
Jenna Bush Hager
One of the biggest hurdles a son or daughter of Jenna Bush’s stature has to endure is first to get out of their highly successful parent’s shadow. Being the daughter of the former president of the United States doesn’t actually make it easy for her. Expectations only keep getting higher. She’s had to prove to the world that she can carve a name for herself; that there’s so much to achieve out there, and being George W. Bush’s daughter has nothing to do with it.
Jenna lives by her own credit. She’s now a correspondent for NBC News and the editor-at-large for Southern Living Magazine.
This American news anchor would work her way through a number of shows and networks before owning her own show on CNN, Erin Burnett Outfront. She previously appeared on CNBC, NBC’s Meet the Press, Today, and NBC Nightly News, among others.
When she finally earned the privilege to have her own show, CNN hoped that her popularity would soon lead to an evening of “talk shows and news analysis,” and someday we believe it will. Burnett has extensive reporting experience in the Middle East.
Giselle Blondet was born Alba Giselle Blondet. She’s not only a TV host, but also a Puerto Rican actress. Giselle has had tough relationships. She was married three times and, unfortunately, all had encountered insurmountable problems and ended.
It was during the end of her third marriage that Giselle Blondet’s career took off. She became the co-host for Univision’s international morning show, and her fame grew in many countries. She still remains single and dedicates her free time to her children.
Jackie Guerrido is a Puerto Rican weather forecaster for Univision, but her career started on radio. She was overheard doing a voice over and was invited to work for a radio station in New York City. She formally accepted an offer from WRMA in Miami.
After working for a couple of stations, she finally ventured into television and started off as a traffic reporter. She studied meteorology at the University of Miami.
The weather has never looked so fine with Lluvia Carrillo taking the helm. Her name literally means “rain,” so her work as a weather reporter perfectly suits her. She’s become insanely popular as a meteorologist, and her viewers are continually amazed at her ability to forecast the weather pretty accurately.
We don’t mean to dampen your spirits, but this beautiful reporter in Mexico is said to be in a serious relationship with Mexican national team soccer player, Javier Aquino.
TV news journalist, Sandra Smith, used to compete in track and field when she was an undergraduate at LSU. Now, all that energy has been converted into her dynamism as a career woman. She’s currently the co-anchor of America’s Newsroom on the Fox News Channel.
Smith started her career as a reporter with Bloomberg Television. She has appeared on various programs with Fox and appears every Wednesday on Hannity. With such a busy schedule, she’d need to summon every ounce of that energy she used to have as fiercely competitive athlete.
Mayte Carranco is known across Mexico for her voluptuous curves, which she is not shy about showing off. Oh, and as for reporting the weather. She drives people gaga with her unique reporting style and bold personality and this powerful combo has made her immensely popular.
Carranco does perform very well, too. She consistently hits the mark in forecasting which fascinates her viewership. With an increasing trust rating as a reporter, she may be transitioned into prime TV schedules with more in-depth reporting and analysis.
Kelly Ripa started as the co-host of Live! With Kelly and Michael in 2012. The program was later rebranded as Live with Kelly and Ryan, with Ryan Seacrest as a replacement. Kelly Ripa’s talents extend to television and even films. She’s appeared in the movie, Marvin’s Room, with Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Hollywood Reporter named Kelly as one of the most powerful people in the media in 2014. She also serves as a spokesperson for large corporations and has partnered with Tide, 7 Up, and Pantene.
Giuliana is a TV personality and co-anchor who is often seen doing interviews along the red carpet before the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes for E! News. She’s no stranger to fame and popularity herself. Married to Bill Rancic, the couple has co-founded RPM Restaurants.
Giuliana Rancic is also the host of the E! TV segment, Fashion Police, that is such a hit. She’s been working on the network since 2005, and there’s no sign of her slowing down.
As a writer, Alicia Menendez is the contributing editor at Bustlehost of the Latina to Latina podcast. She’s the daughter of US Sen. Robert Menendez, and she’s making a name for herself, too. Alicia has always been an achiever. She’s a Harvard graduate and was listed by the school paper as one of the most interesting members of her class.
Alicia Menendez is the host of Come Here and Say That on the Fusion cable network. She’s also a correspondent of Amanpour and Company. During her previous work, she was a host and producer of HuffPost Live.
Dana Perino is a political commentator for Fox News Channel who, back in 2007, was able to utilize her skills in the White House working as the press secretary for then-President George W. Bush. She’s only the second female in the history to hold such a position.
Perino is also a co-host of The Five, and she used to be the editorial director of Crown Publishing Group. Dana received backlash after she commented that scientific data regarding climate change has been tampered with by scientists.
Kiran Chetry was born in Nepal, but she grew up in the US after her family moved when she was only seven months old. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. From there she first worked at News 21, which led to other career opportunities on other stations.
Would you believe she made her first appearance on Fox News Channel for a story about eating ice cream? Kiran did what she had to do and learned the ropes in the industry. She worked for CNN and was ranked second among the world’s sexiest female news anchors by Maxim magazine.
As an American TV journalist, Laurie Dhue has worked with many major networks. She’s hosted MSNBC’s Special Edition, as well as a number of CNN programs such as CNN Saturday, CNN Sunday, and The World Today. She was also a host for Fox Report.
Laurie Dhue struggled with alcoholism and admitted this publicly. She was determined enough to overcome her addiction with proper treatment and has since advocated for openness in dealing with the disease. She’s now writing a book about her alleged experience of sexual harassment by Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes.
To pursue her dream of being a reporter, Sara Walsh first started as a sports writer. Using her experience as an athlete, a former soccer player for the University of North Florida, Walsh was able to mix in her writing skills and create a platform that led her to co-hosting and a stint on radio. She has won four Emmys in three years.
Gaining her well-deserved popularity, Sara Walsh worked with ESPN for seven years. She left SportsCenter in favor of Fox Sports, and she’s been covering the 2018-19 NFL season with her unique flair as a sportscaster.
Jedediah Bila grew up in a family that trained her to form her own opinions on all matters political. This helped mold her strong personality, and she graduated as a valedictorian from Wagner College. A beautiful face, armed with intelligence, she entertained the idea of becoming an actress but went on to teach creative writing and Spanish instead.
She reviewed a political book on her blog that caught attention, and she was invited as a guest on the Fox News show, Hannity. This appearance would cause her eventual transition into being a political commentator. She’s best known for her role as a co-host of ABC’s The View.
Jill Nicolini is a former model and actress. In the world of journalism, it’s her job to update the public about traffic situations in the area. She’s also a weather reporter in Long Island, so that means you get to hear from her often. Perhaps the more the better.
Aside from her TV reporting, Jill can also be heard on the radio. She started working for 1010AM WINS Radio on Oct. 2017 and, as expected, with her experience on the field, she’s quite good at it.
Yanet Garcia is a weather reporter in Mexico. If you’ll take a look at her Instagram account, she has a thunderous following of over a million. It makes you wonder how weather forecasting has become such an interesting subject when she’s in charge. She used to work for Televisa Monterrey, and now her weather forecasts have their own Youtube channel.
Yanet Garcia appeared in the TV movie, Sharknado 5. With her looks and popularity, it won’t be far-fetched to think she may have a future in acting, too.
Magda Palimariu was born in Sibiu, Romania. She had long dreamed of being a news reporter, so she decided to move to Bucharest and test her luck. Her efforts landed her a job on Romanian TV channel, Pro TV, where she regularly appears as a weather woman.
Magda has become exceedingly popular in Romania. People of all walks of life have become curious about her. She married Ionut Dumitru, a former member of a hip hop band called Simple, but they decided to separate in 2016.
Ximena Cordoba is making residents in Miami, Florida tune in regularly to hear her talk about the weather. Cool to the eyes, she is a Colombian model and actress. In fact, she got into her career as a reporter when she participated in a reality TV show, Protagonistas de Novela.
Her discovery has now led her to become a host on TNT Movie Club and in Despierta America on Univision. Needless to say, this will also improve her career in acting due to her rising popularity.
It’s hard to imagine such beauty mixed in deadly world affairs, but such is the case of Lara Logan; a South African war correspondent and radio journalist. She became a controversial figure when it was found out that one of her reports on 60 Minutes turned out to be inaccurate, but she bravely faced the storm and apologized to the public.
Lara Logan is the chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News and a correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes program.
Abby Huntsman only used to work away from the cameras in the production of Good Morning America. It was a position she disliked, but she didn’t give up on her ambitions, and now she’s a co-host of ABC’s The View. She’s worked hard to get there and says she looks up to Diane Sawyer and hopes she becomes as good and as popular as her someday.
Abby Huntsman is the daughter of the US Ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman Jr., and she’s someone to look out for in the TV industry.
It is not often that we see a TV reporter dabble as a pro wrestler. But that’s what we get with Maria Menounos. This makes her known internationally, foremost as a correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood and host of Extra and E! News. Don’t be surprised if you see her tumbling in the ring on other days.
Maria Menounos is also an actress. She’s made appearances in film such as The Fantastic Four, and Entourage.
The Canadian-born American media personality started her career as a reporter for WBNX-TV in Ohio. She would talk about current affairs on a weekly basis, and she’s moved to other networks as a traffic and weather reporter. She also worked as a host for various TV programs, temporarily moving away from news networks.
Since 2011, Dagmar Midcap has been the weather anchor for KNSD-TV in California, and she’s shown much promise in her job. She’s made various appearances, including minor roles in TV and films such as Catwoman, and Baby Geniuses 2.
When the 9/11 attacks happened, Ghida Fakhry covered the story for Al Jazeera, at the time she was the network’s correspondent and bureau chief. Throughout her career she’s covered major current affairs, and she now works for TRT World as a current affairs presenter and broadcast journalist.
Before she was a lead anchor for Al Jazeera English, which has grown her popularity, she was also a columnist, and she would contribute regularly to Huffington Post. She was named one of the “Most Influential Arabs” in 2013 by Arabia Business Power 500, for having interviewed top personalities like Donald Rumsfeld, and Sec. of State Colin Powell.
Pamela David used to compete in many beauty contests back in Santiago del Estero in Argentina. Her father founded the company DyD, and she was eventually crowned “National Queen of Tourism” of her country.
Pamela David would later on make it to television, as expected, at the incipience of her career. She became popular when she joined the reality TV show, El BarTV 2. She’s also a voice actress and co-hosts América TV’s Desayuno Americano.
Christina Loren takes pride in her work as a meteorologist in the Bay Area. She’s been at it for more than a decade. What she does to make her job more interesting is to make the information she delivers relevant, especially to the agricultural sector.
So it’s not just about relaying plain information to the public on the changes itself. rather, she gives analyses on how these changes will affect the area’s crop growth and maturity, cattle-feeding conditions, and fieldwork. She currently works as a broadcast meteorologist on Market Day Report and Rural Evening News.
HLN’s viewers get to start their day right by watching Robin Meade, the lead news anchor of the Morning Express with Robin Meade on weekdays. She’s worked with HLN, then known as CNN Headline News, since 2001. She’s anchored on major network coverages like the Operation Enduring Freedom and the Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Robin Meade is a former Miss Ohio, and she's also a talented musician. She released her country music album, Brand New Day, in June 2011, and has won a regional Emmy Award.
Liz Cho grew up in Massachusetts, and her father was a Korean immigrant who traveled to the United States to pursue his medical career. He headed the team that performed the first liver transplant in Boston. Liz Cho is a news anchor for WABC-TV, based in New York. Before her current role, she used to anchor for Eyewitness News.
Her first job as a journalist was as an assignment editor for New England Cable News, and she’s moved to a number of networks as a reporter. She was listed in People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2003.
CNBC’s viewers like to catch up on Amanda Drury’s segment where she talks about business and financial matters. She’s been working with the network since January 2001, coming off her role in Bloomberg as a broadcast reporter based in Tokyo. Drury started her career in the field of international relations.
Amanda Drury is now based in New York. She used to co-host Street Signs until its last show was aired in 2015. She was a finalist in the Asian Television Awards, almost clinching the Best News Presenter category in 2007 and 2008.
Alessandra Villegas is a famous Venezuelan TV show host. She is known as an anchor for the Spanish speaking TV network, Telemundo, where she regularly reports about current affairs. She is very passionate about her work with a go-getter attitude but maintains an affable demeanor on screen.
Alessandra has created her own Youtube channel where she updates her followers regarding her hosting, as well as short videos on makeup tutorials, and just about anything she finds interesting in the form of vlogs.
Jennifer Reyna is on the verge of becoming a popular figure outside of her Texan hometown. She’s currently a very effective reporter for KPRC2 based in Houston, Texas. Not only are residents fond of her reporting style but they are enamored by her looks as well.
She’s a traffic reporter for NBC News, so she guides poeple everyday ensuing they get to their destinations as quickly and safely as possible. She is considered by many as one of the most dedicated media personalities on the air.
Elita Loresca treats residents in Los Angeles to a regular dose of her keen weather reporting on KTRK TV. Thanks to Elita, those who are up early and preparing for work would know what to expect from the weather, and what to prepare for before heading out to a day full of tasks. The Filipino-American newscaster has covered two of the most devastating hurricane seasons in history.
Elita has won many online polls as views favorite weather-woman, and where people express their love for her charisma and delivery. She balances her career with charity work as a member of Habitat for Humanity.
Gigi Stone is a talented, award-winning anchor for ABC’s News Now, and World News Now. She’s honed her skills through her valuable experiences and used them to create her own company called Stone Woods Media. This is where she trains executives and corporate spokespersons on how to deliver a message clearly to a specified audience.
Gigi Stone has interviewed the big names in politics, entertainment, and business. She has covered presidential debates, current events throughout the years, and she writes and produces her own programming.
French journalist, Mélissa Theuriau, is a news anchor for M6. She earned her master’s degree in audiovisual journalism from the Institute of Communication and Media, and from there she’s worked with a number of media networks moving forward. She finally got her break with LCI, where she was hired as a newscaster and travel show host. She became popular for her panoramic presentations complemented by her good looks.
Melissa Theuriau is a former anchor and co-editor in chief of Zone Interdite on French TV, where you can watch and fall in love with her accent.
As a sportscaster, Samantha Ponder-Steele makes you feel like you’re never away from the action that goes down in American sports arenas. She’s covered basketball, and other popular sports, but nobody does college football like her. That’s why she’s a favorite, and she’s now the host of Sunday NFL Countdown.
She’s all over ESPN, as a matter of fact. Before her current role, she replaced Erin Andrews on College GameDay. She’s also married to Vikings’ quarterback, Christian Ponder.
It is a delight to witness Courtney Reagan climb up the corporate ladder in the news industry. Her success has its foundation deeply rooted in her academic background where she graduated with distinction from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Reagan received the “Excellence in Economics” award, and with her strong background in finance, she’s had her own shows such as Nightly Business Report and NBC Nightly News.
She was also a general assignment reporter for CNBC’s Business Day Reporting. Courtney Reagan is a trusted reporter in finance and business news. She’s also a regular contributor to CNBC.com.
Gabriela Grechi is well-known in Italy as a weather reporter, and she’s beginning to attract attention internationally through her personal YouTube account where she regularly posts videos of her in action.
Gabriela has appeared in many magazines as a featured model, and you may also find her in TV commercials. She’s guested on a number of talk shows. Her first job on television started with the program, Orario Continuato, for Telelombardia, and she is known to wear skimpy outfits that show her form. This has men running to watch the news about the weather on TG4.
Loyalty is something Brooke Baldwin exudes since she joined CNN eleven years ago. She’s not showing signs of moving to other networks, or slowing down so far. She’s currently the host of CNN Newsroom.
She earned her degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011. That same year, straight out of college, she got her first journalistic work in Virginia, and later moved to Washington D.C. for career growth. She had a faux pas incident during the 2015 Baltimore Protests, but has public apologized for her mistake.
Anne Gillian may still be at an early stage of her career as a news reporter, but she’s easily working her way to New York’s general news viewership. With her long blond hair unfurling straight down her shoulders, Anne is so natural in front of the camera.
The TV personality works for Fox News, and she’s based in the Big Apple. She has a peppy approach to delivering the news, and we won’t be surprised if she’ll get better roles very soon.
Jackie Johnson is a TV personality based in Los Angeles, California. She earned her degree in broadcast journalism from Middle Tennessee State University and has traveled to different states to pursue a career in newscasting. She’s a weather forecaster for KCBS-TV, and she also works on the radio scene for KNX1070, a CBS-owned station.
Jackie Johnson married NFL pro footballer, John Kidd, but they are now divorced. She’s appeared in a handful of Hollywood films, like Battleship, typically playing the role of a meteorologist.
This American journalist loves the glitz and glamour of Hollywood; brushes elbows with the rich and famous, always snagging the who’s who of today for interviews. If you’re into the entertainment business and enjoy following the stars and the stories that hound them, you will easily find Courtney Friel in the midst of it.
Courtney is the news anchor of KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, California. Before moving to LA, she was an entertainment reporter for Fox News Channel. She was also a contributor of entertainment-related material for FoxNews.com and Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld.
When Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane, struck Florida in 1992, it left at least a billion dollars worth of damage in affected areas. However, from such excessive destruction would rise Maria Molina’s inspiration to become a meteorologist.
Armed with a degree in meteorology, Maria Molina went on to join Fox News Channel in 2010. She was acknowledged as being the youngest meteorologist on cable in 2012. She would appear on various programs to talk about weather-related topics like on Fox News Radio, and Fox Business Network before pursuing her Ph.D. at Central Michigan University.
Sarah Elizabeth Cupp
Sarah Elizabeth Cupp was a self-sufficient student at Cornell University where she took on a bachelor of arts, majoring in art history, while at the same time working for The Cornell Daily Sun. Her writing would propel her even after Cornell, where she worked as an online writer. In fact, Sarah was hired by the New York Times, and other major news publications like The Washington Post, and The New York Daily News.
In the last couple of years, she began hosting S.E. Cupp: Unfiltered, where she would shine as a political commentator. She’s also known for her work on CNN’s Crossfire as a political panelist.
Tomi Lahren holds a degree in broadcast journalism, but we shouldn’t mistake her role as a journalist. In fact, she herself stated that she isn’t one, but rather a political commentator. It isn’t her intention to report with neutrality. Rather, her shows are about commentary and making the news.
She’s a pro-Donald Trump supporter, and constitutional conservative. She previously hosted Tomi on TheBlaze where on her “final thoughts” segment she would speak harshly, criticizing liberal politics. Many of these short clips would go viral on the internet, thus, we have this rising social media star.
American-born, Chrissy Russo, has been a journalist since 1996. Her experience in the field range from being a news anchor, beat reporter, and Padres pre-game show reporter, but she remains among San Diego’s favorite meteorologists. She’s a host and producer of Fox 5 San Diego.
Prior to her career as a journalist, Chrissy Russo was a Virginia Beach lifeguard. She still makes sure she stays fit, and with her busy schedule still wishes she could learn to play soccer.
Krystal Ball is a former certified public accountant who transitioned into politics to run for Congress in Virginia’s 1st District in 2010. She’s also a businesswoman and was a co-host on MSNBC’s afternoon news and talk show, The Cycle. Even though she eventually lost the congress elections by a wide margin, she was still listed by Forbes magazine as among “The Top 25 Most Powerful Women of the Midterm Elections.”
Krystal is also a political commentator, and she contributes regularly to the Huffington Post. She also co-hosts the new show called Rising at The Hill.
Sharon Tay was born in Singapore, but her family immigrated to the US when she was only seven. After living in the Philippines for a while, she got her degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University, and she would soon have her first big break in Boston, too, where she was hired as a general assignment reporter.
She was recruited for the same position in LA and learned the ropes for years in the industry. Tay was a former host on the MSNBC network and currently anchors for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.80