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Gone Are The Days Of Tweed And Trenches In The Journalist’s Uniform—Bring On The Muscles

America is used to seeing CNN’s Anderson Cooper in a suit and Dr. Sanjay Gupta similarly dressed, or even in a lab coat. So when the two reporters recently appeared on-air from Haiti dressed in muscle-bearing tight t-shirts, they (perhaps inadvertently) sparked a debate about how journalists should be dressing. Laments the New York Times, the two men “looked a lot less like the usual harried, disheveled examples of those in the profession than like bendable action dolls.”

The New York Times is quick to blame Cooper’s dashing-good looks as an influence on the change: “You could call it the Anderson Cooper effect. Mr. Cooper has rarely missed an opportunity throughout his career to showcase his buff physique … ” Valerie Steele, the director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, calls this the “international superstar journalist look.”

How do you prefer your nightly news anchor? Sexy and muscled? Or suited up? [New York Times] Keep reading »

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