PHOTOS: The Best Dressed Newscasters of 2010
If the pressure of being watched by millions on live television for a few hours everyday wasn’t already pressure enough, anchors, reporters and pundits for the nation’s biggest TV news networks are also expected to look good. And instead of phoning it in with cheap suits and overworn pastels, the year’s best newscasters took their on-air — and on the street — wardrobes to new heights with looks that are professional, relatable and still have the ability to inspire serious closet envy.
A true style icon has a signature look -- an area in which Rachel Maddow has every other contender on this list beat. From her thick-rimmed specs to her penchant for cool kicks, Maddow knows what it means to look good -- and feel good -- in her own skin. And lest you think she's all about politics, she knows a thing or two about
covering fashion as well.
Anderson's inclusion on this list was a no-brainer,
new glasses or not. Has the so-called Silver Fox ever looked bad? It's not fair, really.
Part of the fun of watching MSNBC is how well put together its talent is -- and
Tamron Hall might just be the best dressed lady of them all. The best part of how she dresses? She makes trends work for her without effort, which is something even the best-dressed of fashionistas have trouble doing.
It's been observed you can say a lot more with black and white than you can with color, and
ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer's chic collection of black dresses and crisp white shirts is living proof that that's true. Simplicity has rarely looked this good.
This CNN anchor's style veers towards the decidedly dandy -- and we love it! Those ties! That cardigan! His occasional use of glasses as an accessory! We love Don Lemon.
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert might not be the most tradional newsman, but let's be honest -- part of the reason viewers keep coming back to him for more is because he's got one of the sharpest collection of suits and ties on television. Also, no one shows cuff like Colbert can. And we mean no one.
Besides being ultra tall, super slender, and looking (at least according to an anonymous tipster) "like she was born for the catwalk," Whitfield also knows how to spice up her look with a bold piece of statement jewelry. It's a nice touch that sets her apart from the rest of the v-neck sweater and solid blazer crew.
Is there a color Kotb
can't wear? From teal to cobalt, purple to scarlet red, the host of the fourth hour of "The Today Show" knows that bright solids serve her well. She was also spotted at Dennis Basso's Spring 2011 show earlier this year.
Like Kotb, Brzezinksi tends towards solid colors and simple silhouettes -- but she isn't afraid to
experiment with her footwear.
Betty Nguyen's wardobe might be simple and straightforward, but it's also colorful, ladylike and totally trend aware. And that serves her well whether the CBS anchor is interviewing His Holiness the Dalai Lama or sitting front row at New York Fashion Week.
Miss women news anchors wearing suits? We don't, but if you do, you can blame
Megyn Kelly. The leading lady at Fox News leaves stodgy blazers behind in favor of crisp shirts and colorful sweaters, and her casually dressed approach to feeding the beast makes for fewer distractions when trying to stay on top of the headlines.