Local Anchor’s Side Hustle Gets Forbes Write-Up

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Veteran news anchor Reba Hollingsworth‘s side business has caught Forbes’ eye.

After anchoring the morning news at WTVR in Richmond, Va., Hollingsworth goes home to work on the AHA Wrap: an IFB holder for female news anchors who are sick of spending time finding a place to clip their mic pack.

It goes around the ankle or thigh and comes in a variety of sizes and colors.


“To report the news on television, journalists have to wear a microphone and earpiece—both are attached to wires, which in turn are attached to a battery pack. That pack is solid, dense object and women usually have to choice but to clip them in uncomfortable places—especially if they are wearing a dress,” according to Forbes.

Hollingsworth originally made one just for herself, but in the process, she and her seamstress agreed that other women could benefit from it, as well.

She sells the wraps out of her home and to anchors across the country including Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee and Miss America Camille Schrier.

“I’m passionate about this because I’m helping the greater good of my industry,” Hollingsworth said.

You can learn more about the AHA Wrap here.