A Look at Local TV Anchors Who Went Into Politics

From CJR’s The Media Today by Jon Allsop:

YESTERDAY, two days after election day, the Republican primary for governor of Arizona was called for Kari Lake, a longtime local news anchor turned Trumpian media-basher and election denier. In Tuesday’s edition of this newsletter, I wrote about Lake’s path from local TV to politics, and named several other former local anchors who have trodden that path, many of them also Republicans, not least during this current election cycle. There’s nothing inherently wrong with local anchors running for office, I wrote—but local TV can confer great visibility and trust on its journalists, and the potential for that trust to be abused by would-be politicians is clear.