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Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Go girl! I like your hair. Don't let the critics affect you. I watch a lot of Channel 3 news programs. I find you to be professional respectful and insightful. How you wear your hair is nobody's business but your own. Shallow people choose shallow things to protest.

Posted by gguinness on 04/07/2017 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

I find it hard to watch her. Maybe she has gotten better since she was on morning show, but I dont think she has many broadcast journalism skills. When it was her and Molly, I thought of them as two bumps on a log and Gary.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Thomas Adams on 04/04/2017 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Can a Retired Judge Save Southern Vermont's Newspapers?

I like the original headline "Trial and Error" - seems fitting and edgy !

Posted by Brooke Paige on 04/02/2017 at 12:11 AM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Eva's work is outstanding. Talking about her hair is small minded.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Carol Castle on 03/31/2017 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Miss this wonderful young lady here in the Catskills! You go girl! How lucky they are to have you in Vermont! Best wishes for continued success!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Linda Carol Smith on 03/31/2017 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Be true to yourself. You are lovely, talented and dedicated. I enjoy your work immensely and so hope you stay in Vermont until, or unless, better jobs lure you away!
Lynn McMorrow FNP, Enosburgh, VT

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lynn McMorrow on 03/31/2017 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

In the '60s and '70s my husband and I always thought that natural hair and afros looked great and we still do. Can't believe people are still hung up on this kind of superficial stuff. She's a great reporter, and that's all that counts!

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Susan C. Anderson on 03/31/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Laurie Grimm what's your deal? Don't be rude or speak about things of which you have no knowledge or experience. Your mentality is what keeps Vermont from progressing and accepting diversity.

7 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by aviatrix800 on 03/31/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

I love Eva's hair!!!!! Why this is a big deal I don't know?

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lisa Ackel Judge on 03/31/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Every station in Vermont would benefit from having an Eva on board. Yay!WCAX for being the lucky ones. It just reinforces why I never watch the other stations. Hurry back Eva and keep being your awesome natural self.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nicki Johnson on 03/31/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

As a mother of three biracial women who grew up in Vermont, one of which was one of your very talented design team members, Celia Hazard, I say "Rock it Eva" ! Be yourself. You are first and foremost very talented and mucho brave. Until more women of color decide to be who they want to be this will continue to be a part of the commentary. It shouldn't be, PERIOD! It's also part of the broader issue of the difficulty for any minority living in this state. Two of my fabulously talented daughters left VT to live in LA and NYC, for exactly this kind of rhetoric and it's underlying message to anyone who isn't white. Focus on her skills people!!

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mary Goderwis on 03/31/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

What any of us choose to do with our hair or our clothes is our business and ours alone. I look forward to the day when a journalist or any person for that matter, doesn't make the news because of how they look.

Keep up the great reporting, Eva! We appreciate it!

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Julielyn Gibbons on 03/31/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

I hardly watch television anymore although I follow WCAX through its website. Frankly, I care more about what Eva McKend reports and not her latest style. (By the way, I think she does a great job whenever I "tune in".)

Here are some thoughts from a study guide about Neil Postman's great book "Amusing Ourselves to Death," written in 1984, which dealt with modern communication and television:

"Postman finds it absurd and "frightening" that the perception of a story's truth now relies on the appearance of he or she who tells it (101). He likens this idea to the Greek concept of a messenger who was killed for bringing bad tidings. If so, television has reintroduced an old epistemology: "The credibility of the teller is the ultimate test of the truth of a proposition" (102). The extension of this idea is upsetting to Postman, especially when applied to other contexts. Politicians, for instance, now need only present an air of truthfulness in order to be trusted; he notes how Nixon's pervasive dishonor is less a result of his dishonesty than of the fact that "on television he looked like a liar" (102)."

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bruce Post on 03/31/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

I told Eva through a private message that I loved her news stories and even her curly hair but there are ways to wear it so It doesn't look like she just rolled out of bed. What if Kristen or Judy showed up to work with half her hair brushed and the other in a rubber band or sticking out of the side of her head. it's one thing to go natural and another to go messy. We agreed to disagree. Eva is a smart news women and I hope she returns to the news.

3 likes, 29 dislikes
Posted by Laurie Pomeranz Grimm on 03/31/2017 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Eva you are smart gifted and beautiful inside and out. Thank you for being a breath of fresh air for us in Vermont!

16 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Sharon Schroeder on 03/30/2017 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Eva McKend is such a gift to Vermont. Do whatever you can to keep her happy here!!

16 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Judy Mayer on 03/30/2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Ms.McKend looks great and is doing a great job! Thank you for challenging the status quo.

29 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Baruch Zeichner on 03/29/2017 at 7:55 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

Love the way she looks! Sassy! Appreciate black women who sport beautifully coiffed afros and shorter hair styles. Trying to mimic straight hair styles is painful to see. Just sayin'. . .

22 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by wahrheit on 03/29/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Anchor Eva McKend Breaks New Ground on WCAX

There are plenty of white, female, anchors and reporters in this market who could take a page from her book. Some of them dress like they're going on a picnic, or to a club, rather than working in any professional capacity.
The traditional news anchor "uniform" made her seem like a nerdy college student. Her look, stories and delivery have come a long way, and she now portrays a poised, smart, and talented woman. Bravo!

16 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by written on 03/29/2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Former al-Qaeda Prisoner Theo Padnos Reflects on His Ordeal

So what does it mean,writing is his therapy,what those that mean?

Posted by Mariano Bula on 12/08/2016 at 2:11 AM

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