Channel 39's Anchor Wants You To Watch Her (Doing The News, Possibly)
For a couple of weeks now, commuters on the Loop near Meyerland have been seeing a billboard featuring a lovely looking black woman leaning seductively into the camera, a come-hither look on her face, with the caption "Watch me at 9." Her autographed first name just increases the intimate intensity.
The fact that she's a news anchor doesn't seem to bother the people who approved the ad campaign.
Channel 39's Mia Gradney is the model on the billboard, a fact that hasn't escaped notice amongst other local media types.
Fox's Isiah Carey blogged:
Before I recognized the news anchor I wasn't quite sure what kind of billboard I was pulling up on. Then when I realized it was Mia, I smiled. But the advertisement left me confused. It's more of a New York City high fashion model billboard. Not the serious news journalist we know Mia is. At one point I wasn't sure if I should watch her on the news or look for a 1-900 number to call!
Gridiron Glory: The Best of Pro Football HOF -- 3PM-8PM
TicketsWed., Mar. 29, 3:00pm
Gridiron Glory: The Best of Pro Football HOF -- 10AM-3PM
TicketsThu., Mar. 30, 10:00am
Gridiron Glory: The Best of Pro Football HOF -- 10AM-6PM
TicketsSun., Apr. 2, 10:00am
Rice Owls Men's Baseball vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Men's Baseball
TicketsFri., Apr. 7, 6:30pm
He added he was "just jiving" with Gradney.
"Anyone can join/post, and I give bonus points to those who have the "Mount Rushmore" shots of anchors cut-n-pasted together, defying lighting and spacial composition," he writes. "Anyone interested? It's like a scavenger hunt!"
Us, we're waiting for the Dave Ward come-hither billboard.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Houston, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.