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June 22nd, 2009

Cars of the Newscasters

Checking out the answers to this universal question on Ask MetaFilter reminded me of a small activity I used to undertake: guessing what kinds of cars local newscasters drove.

It started with a particularly boring newscast. In Chicago that means the weather stinks, people were shot (sadly), and at least one pro sports team lost miserably. And I started drifting off to wondering, “What kind of car does Warner Saunders drive?” I think the answer is a Chrysler 300C. I can just see that.

His anchor partner at the time, Allison Rosati? Clearly a Ford Explorer. (She would drive a minivan if not for the stigma.)

Bob Sirott, who just left NBC Chicago? Volvo convertible all the way. Sensible but still fun. And the sportscasters? They carpool in a Prius. I know! Surprised me too!

It’s just an angle of others’ lives we don’t really think about often, if ever. But these people had to get there somehow.

Posted in Just Plain Odd

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