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San Francisco Anchorwoman Goes Gray on-the-air

I recently interviewed KPIX TV anchor Dana King. She caught my attention after watching the 11 p.m. news one night.  Now I normally avoid the local news as I was a TV news reporter for about a decade, and watching murders and fires no longer interests me.  But the particular story King was reporting on, was right up my alley.  It was an entire segment on why she decided to let her hair go gray.  She had gotten so many emails from viewers concerned about her appearance that she actually had to dedicate a portion of the news to explain her reasoning behind it.  Some people thought she was ill, others wrote her angry emails saying she looked horrible.

All this fuss over a few gray hairs fascinated me.  I knew I had to reach out to King and interview her for my new documentary, New Wrinkle.  It proved to be a wonderful interview with King opening up about how difficult it was for her to stop dying her hair.  The pressure to stay young and gorgeous on-the-air is immense, however, King said she simply wanted her looks to match her experience, not unlike her male gray co-anchor.  This simple act was not easy, and I believe King is a role-model for other women who deserve the respect of their years.  


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4 thoughts on “San Francisco Anchorwoman Goes Gray on-the-air

  1. Sexy Gray Babe! on said:

    I think the gray is hot on Dana. I just don’t like the super short hair.

    • Jeanie Chassereau on said:

      Good decision Dana. I love it all. The silver pixie. You are beautifil any old way but I think this is the best yet. Beautiful, smart and brave. What a gal…

  2. Dana i love your hair. I decide to stop coloring my since February then two weeks ago I went short, not as short as you cut.(which i love). My stylist talk me into something a bit more longer. Two more cuts and I’ll probably be white. good for you!

  3. Just seen this article and have felt (for over ten years) that this is the way forward in the near future for many, many, women. The color is so flatering, as white sutes everyones skin.Yellow or so called Blond dos not. The short hair on Dana is flattering and free. Free from the constraints that any other style will give her. Its minimalist, Its not masculine but powerfull and maybe thats something men will not be happy about. But women have been taking over many power tools in the past we are now seeing a new one. Slacks, Jeans, Smoking, not wearing a hat, talking to people in the street without a chaperone, Hundreds that have been won in the last few hundred years. Good luck to everone who would like to free themselfs from restraints Interesting that Dana is taking up classical sculpturing as her style is the ultimate sculptured style.

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