Crowley Ponders Homogenous Image of Female Anchors

By Andrew Gauthier 


The double standard is alive and well in the news business.

Or is it?

Candy Crowley‘s appointment as anchor of CNN’s “State of the Union” — she debuts Sunday — has re-ignited that contentious debate. Particularly among women.

To wit: Would Crowley have been chosen if she hadn’t dropped major poundage over the past year, or is the fact that she was chosen a sign that networks have moved beyond judging on-air women by their dress size?

Crowley, 61, whose credentials and experience are beyond reproach, says she’s not sure. More…