Journalism Is Rarely Sexy

I’ve spent most of my adult life mixing with journalists and the number of objectively sexy female journalists I’ve met are few.

When I talk to men in the profession, they tell me my experience is not rare.

Female journalists tend to not spend a lot of time on their appearance. I don’t know why. Probably has something to do with the hard work demanded of the print journalist. It is not a profession that is attractive to those who put great stock on their looks.

I’m talking here about print journalists. TV journalists are rarely journalists. They’re usually props. They rarely break news. They report the news other people uncover.

This column bemoans female journalists in D.C. going for the sexpot look on their Twitter pics.

That’s ridiculous. They are nowhere near the looks of the Fox News babes.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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