These 40 anchors are so beautiful that they make everyone sit up and pay attention – even on slow news days.
In days of yore, newscasters were serious, suited and monochrome. Today, though, they’re practically the epitome of glamor. Audiences have to feel inspired to keep watching, after all – even on slow news days. And while you of course need smarts to be an anchor, good looks don’t exactly hurt. That’s lucky for these 40 journalists, who are almost certainly the most beautiful in their field.
Jamie Colby has carved quite the career for herself on the small screen down the years. Yes, the beautiful news host picked up the Edward R. Murrow National Award following her coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Colby also became a mainstay on Fox News, before helming a Fox Business Network show called Strange Inheritance until 2018.
After Robin Meade got her start on WMFD-TV in Ohio, she eventually earned a position with CNN Headline News in 2001. Now the anchor has her own program on HLN, titled Morning Express with Robin Meade. Plus, Meade not only boasts a regional Emmy Award to her name, but she was crowned Miss Ohio in the past. And she finished second in a Miss America beauty contest too!
Sara Carbonero made her name in Spain on the Telecinco channel, yet that’s not her biggest claim to fame. You see, she was dating her future husband, soccer star Iker Casillas, when the World Cup rolled around in 2010. And stories emerged that Carbonero’s appearance took the goalkeeper’s attention away from a game that the Spanish national team went on to lose. They still won the tournament, though!
In the fall of 2007 Sandra Smith was recruited by the Fox Business Network after a stint with Bloomberg Television. Since then, the radiant anchor has been a mainstay at Fox, hosting programs like America’s Newsroom and Fox and Friends. Smith now helms another show on the network called America Reports; she made her debut on the long-running show in 2021.
After ESPN acquired the services of Britt McHenry in 2014 she established herself as a regular pitchside reporter at sporting events in Washington, D.C. Following that spell, McHenry went on to move to Fox News in 2018. She’s now a full-fledged anchor with video streaming service Fox Nation. That’s quite a rise, wouldn’t you say?
Michelle Kosinski began her broadcasting career back in 2005 with NBC News. She started out as a domestic reporter, before taking on the role of foreign correspondent in London, England, in 2010. Four years on from that, Kosinki joined CNN, where she remained up until 2020. Now the Emmy Award-winner helms her own podcast, titled The Perfect Scam.
To say that Maria Quiban has enjoyed an interesting career would be an understatement. Following a spell on Hawaiian TV, the weather anchor transitioned over to California’s KTTV channel, where she maintained her previous role. But alongside that, Quiban’s featured in several television shows and films too. Look out for her in stuff such as 24, Bruce Almighty and Everybody Hates Chris.
Liz Cho’s rise in the media world began when she took on a correspondent’s role at the WPLG channel. Thanks to her work there, the beautiful journalist earned a spot with ABC News, before joining WABC-TV in 2003. As an anchor, Cho’s overseen many memorable stories, such as Prince William’s wedding ceremony and Ronald Reagan’s funeral.
When it comes to academic achievements, few news anchors can touch Margaret Brennan. Why’s that? Well, she was up there with the best graduates to come out of the University of Virginia during her stint as a student. Now Brennan plies her trade at CBS News as the network’s senior foreign affairs correspondent.
Jackie Guerrido made her debut on Puerto Rican television back in 1996. She was just a correspondent at that stage, ahead of rising up the ranks as the years have gone on. Due to Guerrido’s hard work, she eventually earned a co-anchor spot with Univision, appearing on the news show Primer Impacto.
It’s fair to say that Cheryl Burton has essentially become part of the furniture at ABC 7 Chicago. After all, the radiant anchor made her debut there in 1992: she’s so close to her 30th anniversary with the same channel! At present, Burton is helming the channel’s news broadcast, which airs between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Jedediah Bila’s big breakthrough came in 2010 thanks to her “cultural and political commentary” on the internet. Yes, outlets like CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC acquired her services during that period. She’s since picked up a couple of Emmy nominations. Now the stunning anchor helms the Fox and Friends program, with 2021 marking her eighth year on the show.
Harris Faulkner’s accolades in the media world speak for themselves. Incredibly, the anchor has no fewer than six Emmy Awards to her name so far. She’s been with Fox News since 2005 and currently has a pretty busy slate. You see, Faulkner helms both Outnumbered and her own show titled The Faulkner Focus at the moment.
Can you come up with a news anchor with a cooler name than Krystal Ball? We certainly can’t! She’s been a small-screen regular for about a decade now, bagging the hosting job for The Cycle in 2013. And while that ended some two years later, Ball went on to earn her own program in 2018. Titled Rising with the Hill’s Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, it’s still going today.
Melissa Stark got her start in broadcasting back in 2003 at NBC. From there, she eventually transitioned to sports coverage – specifically American football. Once her foot was in the door, Stark became a correspondent on the NFL Network, ahead of making the jump to an anchor position. She still holds that role today.
It’s fair to say that Amy Robach has packed quite a bit into her career. Following her emergence in South Carolina, she went to Washington, D.C., to take up an anchor job. That coincided with the September 11 attacks in 2001, which Robach monitored at the Pentagon. The beautiful host has since interviewed a plethora of famous faces, and now holds a spot on Good Morning America.
Nicole Lapin’s face might seem pretty familiar to you. After all, the stunning newswoman has been an anchor for Bloomberg, CNN and CNBC at various points. Plus, she tried her hand as a reality television presenter too. Yes, Lapin oversaw the short-lived business series Hatched between 2015 and 2016. It lasted just two seasons.
In the United Kingdom, Siân Welby established herself as one of the more popular weather correspondents on TV. She worked at Channel 5 for a time, while also doing additional projects for other broadcasters. The eye-catching anchor eventually transitioned to British radio, where she now works on the morning show Capital Breakfast.
Alicia Menendez isn’t just known for her television work. You see, in addition to her job as a newswoman, she’s an author as well. The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed as You Are was published in 2019. As for Menendez’s TV role, she’s an anchor for MSNBC. On top of that, she helms a podcast called Latina to Latina too!
Following graduation from the University of Toronto, Susan Li went down an intriguing career path. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation aided the enchanting anchor in earning her big break. After that, she left for China to work at CCTV, before Bloomberg Television hired her in 2006. Li’s since held jobs at CNBC and, at present, the Fox Business Network. She was recruited by the latter in 2019.
Lindsay Czarniak’s raw talent and beauty made her one of ESPN’s biggest names. And Czarniak’s skills didn’t escape George Michael, who once called the former SportsCenter anchor “the best hire [he’d] ever made.” Talk about high praise! Today, you can see the reporter presenting NASCAR events for Fox. She pops up from time to time at NFL games, too.
Courtney Friel cut her teeth with a six-year stint on Fox News, although fans may also know the blonde beauty for her appearances on satirical show Red Eye. Currently an anchor for Los Angeles station KTLA, she’s also won her fair share of plaudits – including a coveted Emmy nomination in 2014.
Half-Colombian Julie Banderas began her career on regional news networks before breaking through to the big leagues. Yep, the Emmy she earned in 2004 won the stunning anchor a spot at Fox News, where she ultimately ended up on Fox Report Weekend. We don’t blame Banderas for switching to weekday shows, though, as she did in 2018.
Though she was born in Moldova, beautiful Bianna Golodryga actually started her TV career in the U.S. And it’s pretty fair to say she’s been successful! From 2010 to 2014, she co-anchored the weekend version of Good Morning America – a plum role many journalists would give their eyeteeth for. Nowadays, though, Golodryga and her winning smile can be seen on CNN.
As a host on Al Jazeera English, Ghida Fakhry lit up screens all over the world – and she’s continuing to do so on Turkish network TRT World. The stunning Lebanese journalist isn’t afraid of tackling hard-hitting topics, either. She’s reported on the 2003 invasion of Iraq, for instance, and conducted interviews with such controversial political figures as Colin Powell and Yasser Arafat.
Jenna Lee began her TV career as a reporter on the Fox Business Network, though she later progressed to hosting Fox News’ Happening Now. And while Lee has been out of the spotlight for a few years, you may still remember her for her daring scaling of the George Washington Bridge back in 2015. That takes a lot of guts!
Kristie Lu Stout may have started her career in the U.S., but she’s really honed her craft as a CNN International anchor in China. An avid social media user, Stout also has a passion for new technology that’s helped her gain a fan base outside of her TV appearances. Mind you, her beauty may have something to do with that as well…
As a co-host on Fox & Friends, Earhardt is the charming counterpoint to the more bluff Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy. That said, she’s no stranger to controversy – just like her former colleague Sean Hannity. The self-professed devout Christian joined Fox News in 2007 and first sat on the Fox & Friends sofa in 2015.
A prominent sports journalist in her native India, Sweta Singh has racked up her fair share of industry acclaim and awards. And this radiant reporter’s professionalism has seen her rise up the ranks to become both a presenter and an executive editor of long-running news channel Aaj Tak.
As one of Fox News’s most prominent political commentators, Andrea Tantaros anchored hit shows such as The Five and Outnumbered. The vibrant host’s time at the network was allegedly marred by sexual misconduct, however, and since then she’s been involved in legal proceedings that have kept her off our TV screens.
Back in 2005, Natalie Morales was named among the “top Hispanics to watch” by Hispanic magazine. Great prediction, as she now has millions watching her as an anchor for Today. The self-professed former “U.S. Air Force brat” was born in Taiwan to Latin American parents, and her success has been an inspiration to many.
In 1993 Singaporean sensation Sharon Tay got her big break when she was hired as a reporter by a CBS affiliate. That was only the start of incredible things for the stunning anchor, who until 2020 was a familiar face on Los Angeles’ KCAL. You see, during her more than 30-year career, she’s won a whole clutch of Emmys and Associated Press awards. Yep, she has both beauty and brains!
Nina dos Santos has degrees in both biological science and economics, proving she has the intellect to rival those of any of her peers. Eloquent and enchanting, the British-born belle is an anchor for CNN International’s The Business View.
Possessing one of the most illustrious track records of any news anchor, gorgeous Gigi Stone has worked for ABC, Bloomberg, CBS and NBC. She knows her stuff, then, and can teach you all the tricks of the trade if you hire her consultancy company Stone Woods Media. Or you could just watch her do her thing on screen – and make it look all too easy.
Though she originally wanted to pursue a career in medicine, Laurence Ferrari later decided that her true calling lay in front of a TV camera. And she probably doesn’t regret it, as she’s since gone on to anchor the news for TF1 – one of France’s most-watched networks. More recently, she’s brought her sharp interview skills to French CNN equivalent CNews.
As the afternoon host of CNN Newsroom, Brooke Baldwin has been beamed into living rooms across America since 2008. But while she may often appear sober on screen, she does have a sharp wit hidden away. In 2014, you see, she came out on top at the New York’s Funniest Reporter Show. That’ll serve her well when she departs CNN for pastures new in 2021.
Sensational sports anchor Cristina Dochianu is well known in her native Romania, where she hosts Click! for Prima TV. And as well as being undeniably talented, Dochianu is unafraid to flaunt her good looks. In fact, she even once posed for the Romanian edition of Playboy. You can’t say that about Chris Berman…
A practicing attorney before she broke into journalism, Megyn Kelly is now known for her hard-hitting interviews with heavyweights such as Donald Trump. And while the former Fox News star may have flopped at NBC, she’s still a force to be reckoned with thanks to her The Megyn Kelly Show podcast.
If you’re an avid fan of The View, then you’ll probably know Lauren Sánchez straight off the bat. Californian? Then you may recognize her from co-hosting KTTV’s Good Day LA. And if neither of those applies but she still looks familiar, then you could have seen Sánchez on the big screen. Yep, she’s a movie star of sorts, having appeared in such hit films as Fight Club and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. She usually plays a news reporter, natch.
Plenty of folks outside of France know about Mélissa Theuriau, and it’s not because of her reporting. Yes, the “bombe cathodique” – or television bombshell – has had international acclaim for her beauty. Most notably, in 2006, Maxim dubbed her “TV’s sexiest news anchor.” But Theuriau hasn’t used this to transition to a modeling career, as she’s still an anchor on French network M6.
Of course, not all of the beautiful women we see host the news. Some make the headlines instead! And although 2020 was, to say the least, a bit of a crazy 12 months, these stunning actresses, musicians and sportswomen still earned their share of column inches through the year. Let’s revisit what they were doing and why the world knew about it.
Margot Robbie was one of the lucky people who actually got to be in a released movie in 2020. That was the Harley Quinn film Birds of Prey – her second outing as the famous DC Comics character. But there’s more. Robbie found herself nominated for an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for the movie Bombshell that year. Wow!
Who was the most searched musical artist in 2020? Well, considering all the wild celebrity stuff that went on that year, you might be surprised to learn it was Shakira. Though her sexy performance with Jennifer Lopez at the Super Bowl definitely got people talking. According to The Independent, it even drew in 1,300 complaints, which is a good sign it was a massive success.
Let’s face it, a lot of us put on weight during 2020. But not Adele – she lost it! In June that year she unveiled a brand new slimmed-down look and blew everyone away. Her inner circle credited the sudden transformation to a sirtfood diet and the help of a fitness expert. But it must have taken a lot of willpower as well.
There was bad news for those who wanted to see more of Ruby Rose as television’s Batwoman. In May 2020 the model-turned-actress announced she would be stepping down from the role. Why exactly this was she didn’t say. And apparent sources told Deadline that it was not due to an injury she had previously received while filming. Ah well, she’s still the internet’s girlfriend – with or without a cape.
Serena Williams reached new heights in her tennis career come 2020, but really did anyone expect anything else? In January she won the Auckland Open – something she hadn’t done since 2017. This not only marked her first win since becoming a mother, it meant she had won at least one title in four consecutive decades. Oh, and Williams donated her prize money to Australian firefighters as well.
Once upon a time, Ariana Grande was engaged to Pete Davidson, but she called that off. Fast forward a couple of years to 2020 and she’s engaged again! This time it’s to a real estate agent called Dalton Gomez. He gave her a truly impressive $350,000 engagement ring made of diamond and pearl, according to the Daily Mirror. Second time’s the charm, right?
In 2020 Jada Pinkett Smith introduced a whole new term into internet discourse. This word was “entanglement,” and she used it to describe her relationship with August Alsina while still married to Will Smith. It was a fun little drama, although maybe not for Alsina, who released a song called “Entanglements” in the midst of it.
Katy Perry became a mom in 2020! Announcing the pregnancy, she dropped a music video “Never Worn White” in March and showed her baby bump off to the world. Then a few months later she and Orlando Bloom announced the birth of the child – a little girl they called Daisy.
Statuesque beauty Elizabeth Debicki quietly conquered the entertainment world in 2020. The star appeared in Tenet –one of the few movies released in cinemas that year – and she was cast as Princess Diana for the fifth season of smash-hit Netflix show The Crown. Debicki’s got plenty more coming up in the next few years, too.
Alica Schmidt took sports Twitter by storm in 2020. The young track and field star was made fitness coach for German club Borussia Dortmund. She also happened to be voted “World’s Sexiest Athlete” by an Australian magazine that year. But she cares about sport more than her looks it seems. Schmidt turned Playboy magazine down when the publication inevitably came calling.
In 2020 it was announced – to the joy of some and the sorrow of others – that the long-running Keeping Up with the Kardashians was coming to an end. And reportedly Khloe Kardashian wasn’t happy about it. Still, she’s got her looks, fame and riches to console her – plus the family have secured a new deal with Hulu already.
There was supposed to be a Friends reunion in 2020, though of course it got pushed back. It was a big year for Jennifer Aniston in other respects though, and some of that involved her ex-husband Brad Pitt. The actress caused a stir when she greeted him at the SAG Awards in January, and then Aniston appeared on screen with Pitt in September for a read-along event. And fans loved it!
The Irwin family has a special place in the hearts of many people. It’s been a delight watching Steve’s daughter Bindi grow into a beautiful woman and have a family of her own. In March 2020 she married her boyfriend Chandler Powell at the Australia Zoo, and then in August the happy couple announced a baby was on the way.
Dua Lipa had a more productive 2020 than… well, possibly anyone. She released a new album – Future Nostalgia – which immediately broke three records on Spotify. The star also appeared on Saturday Night Live. And Lipa did a socially distanced concert watched by millions. Oh, and she got six Grammy Award nominations. Wow.
Naomi Campbell may have been one of the biggest names of the ’90s, but she never really went away. In fact, the star proved in 2020 how good an entertainer she still was. Campbell appeared as a judge on the Amazon Prime show Making the Cut. She also provided a helpful service by getting people to work out with her via Instagram Live videos.
Everything seemed to be going well for Demi Lovato at the beginning of 2020. She went into lockdown with her boyfriend Max Ehrich and insiders claimed they were becoming closer than ever. Then in July they got engaged – only to reverse that decision within a few months. Anonymous sources claimed it was an amicable split, but social media posts from Ehrich indicated that maybe it wasn’t.
Poor Gal Gadot; a clearly well-intentioned performance spiraled way beyond her control. Even in a year full of news, one of the top stories for a while was Gadot’s “Imagine” music video and how tone-deaf it was. She later admitted it wasn’t the best idea. At least her new Wonder Woman movie got a release that year, though.
The famously gorgeous football player Alex Morgan became a mom in 2020. Her daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco was born on May 7 – and after that it was pretty much straight back on the field. She joined the Tottenham Hotspur’s women’s team in the United Kingdom and scored two goals before heading back to the U.S.A.
Tiffany Haddish shaved her head in 2020, and she taught a few people a lesson about body shaming in the process. There was no big issue surrounding her decision, Haddish told the social media trolls, she just wanted to be able to see her scalp. Later the star showed off her new look in a DoorDash commercial during the 2020 Emmys.
The Voice star Gwen Stefani had a pretty big year. Co-star Blake Shelton finally popped the question to her in October 2020 after the couple had been dating for five years. The engagement ring is a massive diamond one worth $500,000, according to Hello! magazine. Plus, when the wedding takes place it’s certain to be spectacular.
The video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons was massive in 2020. And there was no better cheerleader for it than actress Brie Larson. She happily showed her in-game island off to fans and answered questions about it on her new YouTube channel. It was a pretty successful year for Larson – even if she spent some of it as a cute little cartoon avatar.
The lovely Zendaya made history at the Emmys in September. She was up against several older, more established actresses for Best Actress in a Drama Series. But Zendaya was the one who actually won it. At 24, the star also became the youngest person ever to get the accolade. Naturally, the internet rejoiced, and so did she.
In 2020 Reese Witherspoon won the internet by creating a viral meme. Yes, really. “The Reese Witherspoon Challenge” was everywhere during the summer. It involved using Witherspoon’s characters – or those of your fave celebrity – to represent the months of the year and how, well, 2020 each one was. It was silly but tons of fun.
Scarlett Johansson is, of course, one of the biggest stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And in 2020 she and her character Black Widow were all set to get a solo movie. Alas, it’s been pushed back now. But despite temporarily losing her big blockbuster, it was still a pretty good year for Johansson. In October she got married to Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost.
Lady Gaga had a pretty standard year for her – i.e. massive success. She released a new album which shot straight to number one and won no less than five awards at the MTV Video Music Awards. But one of her most talked-about moments happened when she went on Jimmy Fallon’s show, didn’t realize the camera was live, and told him she wasn’t ready for the interview yet. Oops. Celebs, they’re just like us.
Knives Out actress Ana de Armas was one half of the biggest celeb couple of 2020. She and Ben Affleck were spotted hanging out with the latter’s children and apparently they even moved in together at one point. Though to the disappointment of their fans, it didn’t last. By January 2021 they had broken up, and the internet was suddenly awash with “BenAna Split” jokes and speculation.
Reality TV star Kylie Jenner hit somewhat of a roadbump in 2020. The previous year Forbes had named her the world’s youngest self-made billionaire – but in May 2020 they went back on it. Apparently, it alleged that she had misled them. But Jenner’s response on Twitter was, “I can name a list of 100 things more important right now than fixating on how much money I have.”
Paige Spiranac – the famously gorgeous pro golfer – added a few more achievements to her CV in 2020. First of all, she started a podcast called Playing A Round, where the star talked about her exciting sporting life. And later on in the year she was named the most beautiful woman in the world at the People Who Inspire Awards.
Billie Eilish had several things in the pipeline for 2020 which ended up being pushed back. One of her songs is the title track for the James Bond movie No Time to Die, but it’s not out at the time of writing. Plus, she had to postpone her “Where Do We Go?” tour. But she also won six Grammys and became the youngest person on Forbes magazine’s highest-paid celebrities list, so it’s not exactly all bad.
Unfortunately, Kelly Clarkson probably won’t look back on 2020 with happiness, because that was the year she got divorced. After seven years of marriage to Brandon Blackstock, she suddenly filed for divorce in June of that year. Naturally, fans were absolutely blindsided.
Anya Taylor-Joy told The Sun newspaper in 2020, “I have never and I don’t think I will ever think of myself as beautiful… I just think I’m weird-looking.” Though legions of people disagreed with her – including all those who watched her hit Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit that year. She’s now very much an in-demand actress!
Rihanna put her Savage X Fenty Show on Amazon Prime in 2020, and it was pretty amazing. There were all sorts of celebrity cameos – Paris Hilton, Demi Moore and Lizzo were just some of the names. And Vogue magazine described the whole thing as “jaw-dropping.” Yet that’s not all Rihanna did that year. She also donated a large sum to pandemic relief efforts.
Selena Gomez had a really good year. First of all, she released a new album – her first since 2015. Then she launched a new makeup brand and gained a million social media followers within 20 minutes of launching, according to People. Later, Gomez did something lots of us probably wanted to do during lockdown and adopted a puppy!
Megastar Taylor Swift did her absolute utmost to keep people entertained in 2020. She released not one but two surprise albums: Folklore and Evermore. And this was all the more impressive considering that during that year she was also re-recording six of her albums due to a difficult-sounding copyright dispute.
Not for nothing is Mariah Carey known as the queen of Christmas. She demonstrated this nicely in 2020 by putting on a festive spectacular called Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special. Unsurprisingly, it topped the Apple TV+ charts in not just America but all over the world. Carey also released a reading list that year – with her own new memoir on it.
Emma Corrin became a star in 2020 for one simple reason: she played Princess Diana in The Crown. The actress was also very good at it. For instance, British newspaper The Times wrote that she was “a tour de force.” She won’t be playing the royal in the next series, though, as Elizabeth Debecki will portray the older Diana. But it’ll be thrilling to see where she goes from here.
Jennifer Lopez played the Super Bowl in 2020 alongside Shakira. That would be good enough on its own of course, though it wasn’t all she did. On the other side of the year she headlined Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest at Times Square. And there, she delivered an emotional speech to the audience.
Beyoncé kept busy throughout 2020. She released a new visual album – Black is King – which instantly garnered a lot of praise. But she also took a lesson from the events of that year. She told Vogue magazine in October, “I truly cherish this time with my family, and my new goal is to slow down and shed stressful things from my life.”
Kim Kardashian got absolutely roasted on social media in 2020. Why? Well, she made the incredibly ill-advised move of throwing a massive birthday party on a private island when most of the world was in lockdown. Her obliviousness did what little else that year had done and united Twitter in mockery.
When Meghan Markle left the royal family with Prince Harry at the beginning of 2020, she might have expected it to be the biggest news story of the year. She was wrong of course, but her name was still rarely out of the headlines. The couple are reportedly living in Santa Barbara now and happier than they were previously.