Oh, PLEASE tell me Vanessa Van Hyfte
isn't taking Barbara Dawson's place!!!
has absolutely no personality or camera appeal at all.No facial expression (in fact, half the time she
looks mad!) and, in my opinion, she
spends most of the newscasts flirting with whatever man happens to be sitting next to her!She's
no professional, that's for sure.She's
fine for the weekends and as a fill in but , NOT as an anchor to watch 5 days a week during 3 newscasts!!
6. HarvG - November 22, 2006
I agree with you, Arnie.WQAD
just made a huge mistake by replacing Barbara Dawson With Vanessa VanHyfte.Vanessa
doesn't have what it takes to be an anchor for 3 newscasts a day.
Having worked with Vanessa
for years, she's
ANYTHING but a giggly school-girl.We've had other female anchors at 6 and 10 who were/are far less credible and intelligent.She's
put together award-winning stories, such as Dusty's Miracle, which won a regional Edward R Murrow award.
will be doing 2 newscasts, not 3.
I would hope that ANY viewer would be willing to give Vanessa
a chance to grow in her
new role.And I hope you'll take time to meet her
at public appearances.You'll find she
is a very warm and engaging person, cares about her
community and will bring a level of professionalism and credibility to the 6 and 10 that is unmatched.
There are some of us who are very excited she
was chosen for this job and look forward to watching her
continued professional growth, having seen her
from the beginning, when she
started out as an intern with NewsChannel 8!
8. HarvG - November 23, 2006
Well, I for one am not excited.I never liked her
and I think her
on camera personality leaves alot to be desired.Like Arnie said, she's
fine for the weekends but not for the regular everyday newscasts.It's a shame WQAD couldn't look outside their box and bring in someone fresh . ..and I have met Vanessa
at public appearances.My wife and I met her
at Eagle Days a year ago.I wasn't impressed at all.
9. Silence Dogood - November 24, 2006
The only problem I have with Vanessa
going into the talking head position is that she
won't be a reporter any more.If anything, her
record has established her
as a trustworthy reporter.She
doesn't hype things up or over dramaticize.She's a refreshing reporter and I'm sure she'll do a helluva job anchoring.
10. WQAD Fan - November 24, 2006
hmm.. So, I am assuming that Michelle is the Michelle Aguayo at WQAD??
Anyways..I had no idea that Vanessa
was the replacement for Barb.
has come a long way since she
first came to NC 8..doing just some reporting.
I am actually surprised that Vanessa
is still there!Being how young she
I am excited for Vanessa
.And you know, Maybe Matt Hammill will teach her
some things (since you all seem not to like Vanessa's style)
I'm confident Vanessa
will reveal more of her
personality the more comfortable she
gets in her
Oh, and I agree with WQAD Fan - I think both Julie and Vanessa
could have the opportunity to move on the "bigger and better".
Both of you get a life and give Vanessa
a chance….I'm assuming your both are "perfect" in what you do and your shallow and premature comments are so absurd it's amazing.
I happen not to like Vanessa
YOU don't like anyone do you??….Dang, your hard to please-tell me you have more to life than monitoring this blog all day long!!……and by the way, YOUR the one that can't handle the questioning of your personal insults on individuals….don't try to spin this around…give Vanessa
27. HarvG - November 28, 2006
Are you by any chance the Mark that Vanessa
is currently dating?
I wouldn't say I have a favorite, but if I did it would probably be Vanessa Van Hyfte
.In my opinion she
does a fantastic job.I don't find her
cold or flirty at all, but that is just me.She
just seems like a good person.
Trust me, the new blood of Channel 8, with Vanessa
will hurt Channel 6.It should.
But, I do know that a lot of people aren't big fans of Vanessa
, so..it could go either way.In my opinon, I think Vanessa
would be a good replacement.
I have always watched Channel 8 but I have to agree that Vanessa
just doesn't do it for me.
Let's get some books by Neal Castor or beauty tips from Julie, Vanessa