Whether you’re a well-off business man or a stay-at-home mom keeping up with current events, watching the news is a major part of many American’s lives. Millions of people tune in every morning to check in on their local weather and traffic before leaving the house. Watching the news for some people is a way to stay current without having to spend time reading the paper. Let’s face it, you’d much rather play Angry Birds or upload a picture of your breakfast on Instagram than read about the usually depressing stories out of the newspaper.
For those that like to enjoy news on a much wider scale, we often turn to network television. Stations like Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, and CBS, are all some of the highest watched channels in the country. Not only for the news that they may or may not bring to your attention, but for the women they put in front of the camera. We all know that sex sells, and it really isn’t any different when it comes to the news.
Sure, we’d like to have honest and unbiased opinions on current events, but putting a pretty face in front of the camera can retain viewers longer, which is most important for the network. Whether you’re stuck at the airport waiting to board a flight or sitting down to catch up on what’s happening around the world, these 10 newswomen are a welcomed sight on any TV set.
10. Amy Robach — ABC News — Today
Mostly known for her work on ABC News’ Today Show, Robach has been a national news correspondent and anchor since 2003. In November 2013, Robach revealed on Good Morning America that she was diagnosed with breast cancer after having a mammogram live on the air the previous month. Her courageous battle with cancer has inspired thousands of women across the country and gave the extra push for women to go out and get tested. Her personality, looks, and fight, make her one of the sexiest women on TV today.
9. Megyn Kelly — FOX News — The Kelly File
Host of the Kelly File on Fox News, Megyn Kelly is one of the hottest women on network television. Not only is she good looking, she isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions and probe for answers. As a former law associate and graduate of Albany Law School, Kelly has used her experience in the court of law to probe for answers in interviews. Her investigative and opinionated style has not gone unquestioned though, as she has recently found herself in the hot seat for remarks made regarding Stephen Colbert, Santa, and Jesus.
8. Erin Burnett — CNN — Erin Burnett OutFront
As one of the most accomplished women on our list, Burnett has quite the resume to go along with her incredibly good looks. She has worked on Squawk on the Street, Street Signs, and even has her own show, in addition to being a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. If those accomplishments weren’t enough, she has hosted her show from countries such as Mali, Afghanistan, and Rwanda, as well as filming several documentaries in war torn regions of the globe. Her good looks, professional experience, and willingness to work from all parts of the globe make her the total package we all like to see in a modern day newswoman.
7. Jenna Lee — FOX News — Happening Now
With a father that played in two Super Bowls as a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Jenna Lee was destined for success no matter what career path she chose. While completing her undergrad at UC Santa Barbara, she played on the varsity softball team while studying Global and International Studies. Upon graduation, she went on to earn a Master’s of Science in Journalism from Columbia University. She is currently co-host of America Live on Fox News channel. Beauty, brains, and a love for sports; what more could you want out of a news anchor?
6. Alex Wagner — MSNBC — Now With Alex Wagner
With a mother being an immigrant from Burma, and a father from Iowa, Wagner is a prime example of how your environment shapes who you are. Growing up in Washington D.C., Wagner was surrounded by politics from a young age, especially with her father being one of President Bill Clinton’s aides. Wagner began to work for the Center for American Progress in 2003 as a cultural correspondent before moving on to work with the Huffington Post and MSNBC. She is deeply involved in the Democratic Party, yet describes herself as a progressive and isn’t afraid to back down from a discussion. The passion she exudes on air with her guests, make her one of the hottest women on TV.
5. Gigi Stone — CBS News — Money Watch Correspondent
When you think of a beautiful newswoman, you cannot leave Gigi Stone out of the discussion. Not only has she had the chance to work on CBS News, ABC News, and Bloomberg Television, but she has also been very involved with helping businesswomen gain equality in the work place. She was the host of Inspiring Women in Business, a Bloomberg exclusive, and has also hosted and produced a series that helps military veterans find jobs. Fluent in both French and Spanish, when Stone isn’t on set you can find her making moves with her media company, StoneWoods media.
4. Brooke Baldwin — CNN — Newsroom
For any aspiring journalist, Baldwin’s career is the quintessential example of working your butt off to get results. As a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Baldwin double majored in journalism and Spanish, in addition to studying abroad in Mexico while she was enrolled. She began at a small Charlottesville, Virginia TV station before moving to Washington D.C. as the lead reporter for the 10 p.m. newscast. Upon joining CNN in 2008, she was a contributor to Rick’s List, but was given the reigns when Rick Sanchez was fired for making anti-Semitic remarks. Baldwin’s rise to the top serves as an example of the doors that can open with a little bit of looks, luck, and hard work.
3. Lara Logan — CBS — News Correspondent
As the chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, Logan is one woman you don’t want to mess with. After joining Reuters Television in South Africa, she went on to do freelance for various new organizations throughout the world. While doing so, she covered the 1998 United States Embassy bombings in Nairobi and Tanzania, the conflict in Northern Ireland, and the Kosovo War. After September 11th, she worked in Afghanistan tirelessly, until CBS offered her a full time correspondent position. Since then, she has gone on to work in Egypt and Libya, covering the “Arab Spring”. Most people would never willingly go into a warzone, let alone want to report on it. Because of her courage and professionalism while doing so, Logan gets two thumbs up.
2. Sharon Tay — CBS — Los Angeles, Former MSNBC Network Girl
As one of the most travelled newswomen on our list, Tay has had a long and rewarding career in journalism. After moving from Singapore to the United States, she then moved to the Philippines with her family before graduating from high school. Upon completion of her broadcast journalism degree from Boston University, Tay worked for a local Boston news station before moving to North Carolina to work. Tay then went on to go work for KTLA in Los Angeles and became a host at MSNBC for various minor shows. Since then, she has gone on to work for CBS KCAL in Los Angeles again, where she is the host of the 10 o’clock news. Not surprisingly, her program consistently ranks number one for viewership in that slot throughout California.
1. Robin Meade — CNN — Morning Express With Robin Meade
As a jack-of-all-trades, Meade has probably done everything a successful woman would want to do. She was crowned Miss Ohio in 1992, was a reporter and news anchor all over the Midwest, and has even released a country music record in 2011. After covering the Centennial Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Olympics, Meade joined CNN and covered Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq. Throughout her career, Meade has received recognition as one of the top journalists in the world, including winning a regional Emmy award and was named “Sexiest Newscaster” by Playboy.com in 2004.