From Now On, Newscasters Will Have To Be More Than Pretty and Literate


Twenty years later, Albert Brooks’s character in Broadcast News is finally vindicated: “The economics of news simply don’t support high salaries anymore,” industry consultant Steve Safran tells the Post. “This changes the paradigm of desirability from hiring someone who’s good-looking and can read to someone who’s well-rounded and can present …TV is always hiring good-looking people, but you’ll need more skills than that.” [NYP]