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11-08-2012, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by cheswick View Post
Why is it that to be a female sportscaster you have to be pretty attractive. You'd never see the female equivalent of a Gord Miller or Bob Mackenzie getting an on air job.
Disagree. Cassie Campbell was clearly hired just because she was a hockey player and plenty of NFL coverage is done by average looking female reporters. There's definitely a bias towards attractive reporters but that's understandable when their job is to be on TV. If they're not going to be experts or retired pros, ex. Campbell, most male sports reporters, they need the entertainment factor, ex. attractive females, Onrait & O'Toole's comedy, etc.

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