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Andrew / April 30, 2004 5:12 PM

My vote goes to Channel 2: Susan Carlson and Dana Kozlov are cute. Oh, and that Antonio Mora, so dreamy!

Cinnamon / April 30, 2004 5:22 PM

This guy is the most annoying, but none of them really turn my crank. If Carol Moran was a guy, maybe. I like my anchors smart!

Craig / April 30, 2004 5:28 PM

Tonya Francisco on CLTV. Woo.

Eamon / April 30, 2004 5:52 PM

Dan Jiggetts. I don't swing that way, but dammit, he was a Bear. Represent!

Femme-wise, I like that Nancy Pender. Every time she says her name, my wife and I immediately correct her: "Nancy Pendulous".

A lex / April 30, 2004 6:01 PM

The women, definitely Tamron Hall. The guys are all scary and mannequinesque! But if I had to choose locally, it would be either Don Lemon or Steve Dolinsky (who is much better looking in person.)

Nationally, Stone Phillips without a doubt . GRRRRR!

Onid / April 30, 2004 9:12 PM

Anna Davlantes. I once saw her walking down Michigan Ave. and if you think she looks good on TV you should see her in person. YeeeOWtch!!!

jima / April 30, 2004 9:59 PM

NBC 5, for having the cojones to hire a guy with the name Dick Johnson.

daruma / April 30, 2004 11:35 PM

I've always had a thing for Tom Brokaw. One time they showed him, not during the newscast, as a spectator at a basketball game, and I was like, who is that hottie!?! Sarah Schulte with all her different hats when she's broadcasting outside is kinda nice. We'll also give a shout out to Diann Burns, Kathy Brock, Linda Yu in the old days before she dyed her hair, and Tamron Hall.

Ben / May 1, 2004 12:23 AM

Don't know if she's a bona fide meteorologist, but WFLD's MICHELLE LEIGH is a fox thing in the morning.

Don't get me started about early/mid-'90s ALISON ROSATI on WMAQ's First Thing in the Morning...

Andrew / May 1, 2004 8:37 AM

WBEZ of course. Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they're not hot...

Benjy / May 1, 2004 2:01 PM

Nationally, nobody compares to Rudi Bahktier on CNN Headline. Locally, I'd have to go with Stacia Dubin.

Jerry / May 1, 2004 2:10 PM

Locally, Tamron Hall on Fox. My favorite are on Univision, they have some gorgeous anchors.

pmac / May 2, 2004 9:45 AM

Hands down, financial analyst Maria Bartiroma. She's so fine!

Vinnie / May 2, 2004 10:51 AM

Her name is Jackie BANG.

jennifer / May 3, 2004 10:00 AM

Mark Suppelsa! Mark Suppelsa! (FOX)

Mike Barz! Mike Barz! (WGN Morning Show)

Anne / May 3, 2004 11:05 AM

I have a crush on Tony the Fresh Grocer (WGN morning news). Such a cutie . . . AND he knows his produce. Watch him handle those tomatoes sometime.

Ian / May 3, 2004 12:40 PM

NBC, care of Anna Davlantes

Jake / May 3, 2004 1:21 PM

Jim, there's grafitti in the men's room at the Long Room that says, "With a name like DICK JOHNSON, it's got to be huge."

'That Ian' / May 4, 2004 8:38 AM

News anchors aren't that hot -- they are more wierd-looking than anything. But if I had to choose I'd pick Kent Brockman I suppose.

Scott Knitter / May 20, 2004 11:39 AM

Anyone ever seen Steve Shadley of WBEZ? Just wondering...I have a mental image that goes with the voice but am probably way off.

Mark / May 21, 2004 10:59 PM

I can't believe nobody else has mentioned my number one pick for years - LAUREN COHN. Formerly on fox news, she is now on NBC in Philly. She arguably rivals Catherine Zeta-Jones in the looks department!

Gina / May 27, 2004 7:46 AM

Mike Barz on WGN is hot! Everytime I look at him, he gives me an orgasm. Rob Elgas on NBC does the same thing to me too!

Fastballer / May 27, 2004 6:16 PM

Tamron Hall is the hottest by far. And Lauren Cohn is very hot indeed, I wish she didn't leave Chicago, her and Tamron together made my morning

John Cordell / June 6, 2004 6:16 AM

TAMRON HALL (WFLD-TV Chicago) is my reason for getting up in the morning. Her personality can get anybody going. I would like to see her and Bruce Wolf (sports announcer) together more. Together they are funnier then Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell.

Bridget / June 14, 2004 11:19 PM

I agree with Gina, everytime I see Mike Barz, he makes me have an orgasm...He drives me crazy!! I am a professional stripper, he can come over to the club anytime..Lap dances all night for nothing...In fact I would pay him, just to be with him!!

Jimi / June 17, 2004 5:30 PM

Stacia Dubin is hot.

Kim Vatis too, in that MILF sorta way...

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