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Quick Takes: What news reporter or anchor-local, national or cable-is a future star?

Feb 25, 2002  •  Post A Comment

“I always thought Alison Stewart, who until recently co-hosted ABC’s overnight news show, had an engaging mix of smarts, hipness and grounding in the traditional TV news/ journalism mix that all the cable news channels seem to be aiming for.”
Eric Deggans, television critic, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times
“Lee Walton, a reporter in Vancouver, B.C., is a name circulating among many of L.A.’s power agents. [He] is a news anchor and traffic reporter with experience in both TV and radio who looks poised to make a significant stir in the L.A. market this spring.”
Mark Hoebich, president/CEO, TVtracker.com
“Brian Williams is the heir apparent at NBC News-and he deserves it. The guy is smart, articulate and respectful. It doesn’t hurt that he also has a great stand-up routine.”
Neal Justin, television critic, Minneapolis Star Tribune