You know how the saying goes: “When they go low, we go high.” And that’s exactly what Gabrielle Union did when helping out a news anchor who was met with body shaming from a viewer.
According to Glamour, after the multi-hyphenate heard the story of Georgia news anchor Laura Warren, who was “called out for wearing a formfitting dress while pregnant” and reportedly called “too disgusting to be on TV,” Union decided to step in and not only share Warren’s story, but also make the news anchor feel as beautiful as she should.
Posting Warren’s tale to Instagram and Twitter as her #WomanCrushWednesday, Glamour says Union praised her for not succumbing to her critic’s comments.
“Instead of letting this [body shaming] bring her down, she fought the good fight and decided to turn the negative energy into positive by saying nice things to as many people as possible and spreading love,” she wrote, according to Glamour. “Plus, she continues to wear whatever feels good to her while on TV! Keep doing you, Laura!”
But Union didn’t stop there: Glamour says she also promised to send Warren some pieces from her New York & Company clothing collection.
A happy ending indeed!
When long-time Today show host Matt Lauer was booted from the network following allegations of sexual misconduct, little did he know that his removal would help his female journalist colleagues.
According to Money, “Lauer’s dismissal means two women now rank within the top three highest-paid television anchor positions,” launching NBC’s Megyn Kelly and ABC’s Robin Roberts into the exclusive club. However, neither of the two anchors occupy the top spot, says Money, with Fox News’ Sean Hannity leading the pack with a $36 million-per-year contract.
So where do Kelly and Roberts fall on the list? Money says Roberts sits at No. 2, raking in $18 million per year, a contract she’s earned after hosting Good Morning America since 2005 and winning four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program.
Kelly’s position, however, is a bit more nebulous, as Money reports that the lawyer-turned-journalist makes between $15 million and $20 million per year. While Variety says her contract equals that of Roberts, Money offers that the former Fox News host’s salary remains unconfirmed.
No matter their exact salaries, it sure is refreshing to see female journalists at the top of the list. Now if only we could a woman in the No. 1 spot…
We’ve missed you, Tamron Hall!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Today Show and MSNBC host is “partnering with Weinstein Television for a new daytime talk show” that is currently in development. Set to feature a range of topics, from current events to celebrity interviews, THR says the daily talk show will be filmed before a live studio audience.
Hall will also take on several leadership roles in the production of the show, says THR, signing onto the project not only as the host but also as its co-creator and executive producer, while Barry Wallach, former NBC Domestic Television Distribution president, will act as a consultant to the show.
TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein explained in a statement that while he has been looking to develop a talk show for a while, he needed to find the right person for the job, and for him, that person is Hall.
“She’s an exceptionally talented journalist whose interviews masterfully walk the line between entertainment and hard hitting,” he said, according to THR. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to begin this new venture with her.”
And we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Tamron back on television.