Candy Crowley: Little Glitz, Big Respect

But can an unflashy host succeed on cable?
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2010 6:49 PM CDT
Candy Crowley: Little Glitz, Big Respect
A 2004 file photo of Candy Crowley.   (Getty Images)

The Washington Post checks in on Candy Crowley's short run so far as host of CNN's Sunday morning State of the Union with a flattering profile (she's "beloved in the halls of CNN and roundly respected in official Washington") that nonetheless makes clear her show's long-term success is anything but certain. Maybe that's because she's the anti-host in cable land: she's not flashy, opinionated, or trying to pick fights. And, bless her, "she is 61 and not gorgeous," writes Ellen McCarthy.

  • Personal detail: "This is a woman who has been a vegetarian for 15 years and kneels to meditate twice a day, every day. In an era of unrelenting interruptions, she's a self-deprecating anchor who hates to interrupt."
  • Telling anecdote: From Alexandra Pelosi: "She's like the CliffsNotes for all the other reporters. They talk about those things that nobody reads—nobody reads bills. But Candy does. She reads all of that stuff. She reads everything. On the bus, everyone would just go to her and ask her, 'Candy, so what's this bill about?'"
Read the full article here.
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