The Evolution of Anchorwoman Style

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Barbara Walters
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Barbara Walters
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Barbara Walters
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Barbara Walters
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Barbara Walters
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Barbara Walters
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Barbara Walters
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Barbara Walters
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Barbara Walters
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Barbara Walters
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Barbara Walters
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Barbara Walters
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Barbara Walters
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Connie Chung
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Connie Chung
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Connie Chung
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Connie Chung
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Connie Chung
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Connie Chung
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Connie Chung
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Connie Chung
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Connie Chung
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Robin Roberts
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Robin Roberts
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Robin Roberts
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Robin Roberts
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Robin Roberts
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Diane Sawyer
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Diane Sawyer
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Diane Sawyer
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Diane Sawyer
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Diane Sawyer
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Diane Sawyer
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Diane Sawyer
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Joan Lunden
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Joan Lunden
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Joan Lunden
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Joan Lunden
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Joan Lunden
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Oprah Winfrey
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Oprah Winfrey
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Oprah Winfrey
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Oprah Winfrey
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Oprah Winfrey
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Oprah Winfrey
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Katie Couric
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Katie Couric
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Katie Couric
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Katie Couric
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Katie Couric
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Katie Couric
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Katie Couric
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Lesley Stahl
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Lesley Stahl
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Lesley Stahl
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Lesley Stahl
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Lesley Stahl
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Lesley Stahl
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Lesley Stahl
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Meredith Vieira
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Meredith Vieira
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Meredith Vieira
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Meredith Vieira
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Meredith Vieira
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Sade Baderinwa
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Sade Baderinwa

And so the legend of Ron Burgundy continues, but this time in our fair city: New York. The second trailer for Anchorman 2 has hit the web, and among the details revealed, including marital woes, a cross-country road trip, and an RV crash, it’s clear that our men from Channel 4 News will be carrying out their newsy lives in the 1980s.

We may have to wait a few months until we can fully appreciate the gloriously outdated looks Ron and co. will don in the new film—must we bid adieu to Brian Fantana’s glorious locks and begrudgingly embrace the dreaded perm? That remains to be seen. Until then, we’re taking cues from the stylistic evolution of the anchorwomen of days past and present.

In television news, it appears, there will always be a place for shoulder pads, sensible blazers, hair-sprayed bouffants, and the elongated bob, and that might not be a bad thing. From Kirsten Dunst’s Drop Dead Gorgeous idol, Diane Sawyer [28–34], to New York’s WABC 7 (and Taxi TV’s breakout star) Sade Baderinwa [68–72], we present ten of our favorite female anchors, then and now.

And from all of us here at ITG, you stay classy…Internet?

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  • bluesky557

    I long for the day when women on news (or news-type programs like GMA, Today, etc.) are allowed to wear pants again.

  • Amber

    I love that Connie Chung is married to Maury Povich. *not the father dance*

  • anthisanthat

    Fictionally speaking: Lix Storm (Anna Chancellor) and Bel Rowley (Romola Garai) of BBC's The Hour.

  • CGJones

    This makes me so happy. A diverse group of beautiful, strong, smart women. A reminder that confidence and intelligence, plus great hair and bone structure variables, are a tried and true equation of immortal beauty. Thank you!

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