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!
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.
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