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Best TV-News Anchor St. Louis 2002 - Vickie Newton, KMOV (Channel 4)

Readers' Choice: Julius Hunter
Snatching a newsreader with big-market chops to replace Myriam Wright, who quit, was a coup for our local CBS affiliate. Vickie Newton, who made her Lou debut in January, now shares boob-tube time with Larry "M*A*S*H" Conners and Julius "Jabba the Hutt" Hunter. And, according to early returns, this Princess Leia is good! Smooth, measured delivery. Appropriate decorum when ol' Hellfire Hunter says something, um, unscripted. Newton, who was born in Arkansas but has family in St. Louis, was with WSB-TV, the Atlanta ratings powerhouse, for a couple of years before leaving in November for a short stint at CNN Headline News. Before Atlanta, Newton's broadcast stops included Little Rock, Kansas City and Detroit. She's confident and dignified -- something that might change if those chuckleheads Julius and Larry rub off on her.
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It's kind of funny how ordinary people like us can get so attached to our local news anchors. I remember when our local weatherman retired. They gave him a big send off and a lot of our community wrote in and thanked him.

Joe Baumann
Joe Baumann

In my opion Vickie Newton is the classiest,most easy to believe news professional that I have seen in a long time.I just wish more journialist would study and follow Her example.Thank You Vickie for not being phoney. Joe

Romanita Harris
Romanita Harris

I think Vickie Newton is the best! I love watching her she really exspires me to go back to school and make something out of my life. I'm a very independant woman I'm currently working a full time job I have two childrean and a husband. Keep up the good work NEWS Four where the best is.


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