November 30, 2005

Of course it's not about looks, or how would you explain Candy Crowley?

A couple days ago, a commenter asked out of the blue, "Who is the hottest local newsbabe?"

Not feeling qualified to venture an opinion (I couldn't even name more than one or two anyway), I thought maybe I'd put the admittedly somewhat sexist question to you, the loving public.

I thought maybe I'd put up a poll, but in trying to find the names of these fine professional women, I discovered that between the four local stations, there are TWENTY-THREE females working as anchors or reporters. (WHBF could field a baseball team with theirs.) So much for that idea.

So pick your three favorites from all the contestants and list them in comments (order is not important).

Once the field is narrowed to the three top vote getters, we can vote on your favorite from that group for the soon to be coveted Inside Dope Quad City Female News Personality of the Year Award. A traveling trophy will likely asume a prominent spot on the mantle of the grateful winner.

Here's a list of the women bringers of news (and in one case, sports) of the Quad Cities. You can see their pictures and bios by clicking on their names. Their bios reveal some impressive credentials and insight into the gypsy life of these news creatures.

(click here and then click "News" to the left)
Kerry Phillips
Libby Allison


Sharon DeRycke
Marcia Lense
Paula Sands
Elizabeth Goodsitt
Abby Ross


Tambrey Laine
Katie Taube
Brandy Auterson
Nicole Collins
Kerry Hall
Nicol Lally
Carolyn Ryan
Jennifer Stagg
Meredith Wood


Michelle Aguayo
Barbara Dawson
Julie Sisk
Vanessa Van Hyfte
Karetha Dodd
Kelly Hessedal
Chris Minor

After your careful consideration, list your three favorites in comments. Don't let these fine women down by not voting. This is no time for voter apathy!

Note: These are all I could find on the station's websites. If I've omitted any, please let me know.


At 11/30/2005 3:46 AM, Blogger diehard said...

This is unfair because I don't watch channel WHBF.
But even with their sometimes right wing slant of the news[thats everybody nowdays since the fictional'War on Terr', with the exception of a few 60 minutes,Lou Dobbs,Oberman,but I digress]
The Quad Cities has a wealth of Newsbabes!!

At 11/30/2005 6:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Julie Sisk
2. Abby Ross
3. Libby Allison

At 11/30/2005 7:24 AM, Blogger Rawk Eyelund said...

Ten years ago, I would've said Andrea Zinga.

At 11/30/2005 10:35 AM, Blogger Kankakee Voice said...

What make a woman attractive is the same as what makes a man attractive: their mind and personality. My vote - Christiane Amanpour.

But then I am past my prime and know what's really important. If I were younger....? ;)

At 11/30/2005 11:00 AM, Anonymous A Fellow Reporter said...

Here's my vote:
#1 - WHBF's Meredith Wood. You've got to love a brown-eyed Southern Belle. Mmmm...grits.
#2 - WQAD's Barbara Dawson. What's not to love. She's beautiful and doesn't annoy the crap out of you on air like most others do in the QC.
#3 - WHBF's Nicol Lally. There's got to be something in those Boston Baked Beans. Also, another smart cookie on air and also easy on the eyes.

At 11/30/2005 11:34 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

rawk, only 10? Yikes! haha.

And KV, national is a whole 'nuther ballgame. We might go there next.

And anon and fellow reporter, excellent! Thanks for your input.

Now c'mon the rest of you. Surely you're qualified to sit in judgement on something this meaningless. ;-)

At 11/30/2005 3:07 PM, Anonymous cooldaddy said...

1. Paula Sands is in the top class all by herself. She could easily be your friend.
2. Kelly Hessedal. I've seen her in action at political events and she is a real professional.
3. Third is good but in my heart I can't vote for someone who is surrounded by stinky smoke.

At 11/30/2005 7:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Jae Miller: I love broad shoulders.

2. Chris Minor: What more can I say?

3. Teresa Bryant: I'd like to take her Temp"er"a-ture!!

At 12/01/2005 5:35 AM, Blogger diehard said...

Anon you are one sick son of a b!
I suppose you like Sharon Dreyke foe her screechyness in her news delivery.

At 12/01/2005 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanessa VanHyfte
Julie Sisk

And as an honorable mention, Beth Perry, former Channel 6 reporter (she would be at the top of the list if she was still here).

At 12/02/2005 8:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd have to agree with fellow reporter that merideth wood would be on my list. also, i'd nominate barbara dawson too. otherwise, for numerous tres, it'd have to be julie sisk.

At 12/02/2005 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abbey Ross can schizzile my schnizzle

At 12/02/2005 11:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Vanessa VanHyfte
2. Julie Sisk
3. Kelly Hessedal

Whoever said Chris Minor must be blind or drunk.

At 7/13/2006 6:47 AM, Blogger Ted said...

1. Julie Sisk
2. Laura Diedrich
3.The memory of Olga Ospina (hottest Olga ever)

At 3/02/2007 4:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanessa Van a long shot.

At 3/04/2007 11:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carolyn Ryan...WHBF. With out a doubt

At 3/04/2007 11:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 4/13/2007 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like you need to update your list of talent since some of these women left

At 4/14/2007 12:38 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Apparently you're not too familiar with blogging. Posts are current when they're posted. As there are over 2000 posts and growing daily, it's neither possible nor expected that a blogger go back and update every single post, much less one which was posted exactly 500 days ago.

No one sees this nearly two year old post unless they come across this post by doing a search.

I'm sure some of these women have left and others have come and gone since it was posted. This one's not going to be updated.

At 4/14/2007 12:39 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Apparently you're not too familiar with blogging. Posts are current when they're posted. As there are over 2000 posts and growing daily, it's neither possible nor expected that a blogger go back and update every single post, much less one which was posted exactly 500 days ago.

No one sees this nearly two year old post unless they come across this post by doing a search.

I'm sure some of these women have left and others have come and gone since it was posted. The only way it would be updated is if I did a similar post again.

This one's not going to be updated.

At 4/15/2007 10:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same now as when she first sat in front of the camera in the QC many years ago...

Vanessa Van Hyfte.

With regard to personality, she's entirely too "plastic " to comfortably engage in any kind of interpersonal interaction with. This said, she is, without any doubt in my mind, one of THE MOST physically beautiful women I have ever seen.
Paula Sands can be NO ONE'S friend; she is a bitch from hell and positively incorrigible at that.

There are other fabulously pretty women on QC TV news, but none of their looks compare to Vanessa Van Hyfte's.

At 5/31/2007 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny that you use the term "Plastic"
Has anyone else noticed something "new" about her lately?

At 8/10/2007 2:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but they ARE nice and perky. And if she lets you touch them, who cares?

At 10/29/2007 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't know Vanessa so shut your mouth. Just because she is pretty doesn't mean she can't have a conversation with you. Get a life

At 1/07/2008 8:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

olga ospina lives on in Monterey, CA! KION and KCBA. man she is HOT

At 1/24/2008 7:33 AM, Anonymous Brian Speciale said...

Olga has nice boobs.

At 2/06/2008 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MMMMMMMMMMMM #1 News hottie: Julie Sisk. The only reason to get up early and watch the news.

At 2/06/2008 6:34 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Just jumping in here to say how remarkable (and odd) it is that this post is STILL drawing comments a full two years plus after it was posted.

Not sure how people continue to come across it, though it's likely through searches on news women's names.

This post I believe sets the record for longest life.

At 3/13/2008 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

olga ospina for sure.

At 4/06/2008 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Vanessa Van Hyfte
2.Vanessa Van Hyfte
3. Vanessa Van Hyfte

One of the sweetest women I have ever met.. She cares about the little things in life, her smile lights up a room, she works out and takes care of herself, and for anyone that has seen her in the gym... My lord.. Physically she is one of the most incredible women you will ever see, and more so, smart and educated on how to stay fit. I have been all over the country, and seen anchors of every walk of life, and this woman is a diamond in the rough in every sense of the word, and rough being the Quad Cities where most women look the part, but when engaging yourself in a conversation, the rough part comes out.. Vanessa is a breath of fresh air..

At 6/03/2008 12:43 AM, Anonymous SALAS831 said...

Olga Ospina is hella fine, I watch the news cause of her

At 7/14/2008 6:43 AM, Blogger camerches said...

1. Julie Sisk not only is beautiful, but has the most contagious smile ever.

2. Vanessa Van Hyfte is a classic knockout.

3. Meredith Wood is pretty with a girl next door kind of quality.

At 8/15/2008 4:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

olga ospina for sure she is hella fine

At 9/21/2008 8:56 AM, Anonymous Barcode Gguy said...

WJW Channel 8, Cleveland
Home of Ghoulardi,
Hoolihan and Big Chuck.

At 2/18/2009 8:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck Paula,

Sisk forever

At 3/23/2009 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 6/22/2010 5:20 PM, Blogger Sewing Junkie said...

Tambrey Lane isn't on any station anymore. What happened to her. Channel 6 KWQC is letting them all go. Paula you had better watch out.


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