Roberts: No Silver Fox

What was “the wifeKyra Phillips thinking? Former American Morning co-anchor John Roberts made his virgin appearance on Fox News yesterday on Studio B with Shepard Smith with a drab brown suit and a recently colored coif to match. Unfortunately, CNN’s celebrated silver-maned alpha male looked more like an FNC brown-haired beta boy.

When Roberts made his surreal appearances on Studio B with Shepard Smith, Special Report with Bret Baier, and Fox Report with Shepard Smith, he seemed to sense his fans may not be completely on board with his transition to Fox News. As hosts Shepard and Brett heartily welcomed him aboard, Roberts barely mustered much beyond a mere “thank you” to his new colleagues.

As usual, Roberts’ report (on Congressional safety) was well done but the presentation was certainly not in his usual confident, amiable manner. Like his recent American Morning colleague Kiran Chetry, he may still consider CNN the “gold standard” but he needs to buck up. And, John, even if you are FNC’s senior national correspondent, you can loosen up, too: you’re not on CNN anymore.

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5 Responses to “Roberts: No Silver Fox”

  1. Aimeslee Says:

    I saw that. First off, I didn’t even recognize him. Secondly, I have to say that once it did register who he was, I thought he looked younger. Visions of him using Just for Men entered my mind, or that maybe being an expectant dad. But most of all I was — and still am — wondering what the REAL reasons behind his move to Fox were. And yes, he did a great job. He will be a good asset to Fox. I like the low-key approach and I hope he keeps it up. Something along the lines of Katherine Herridge. Just keep your bighead down and do your job well.

  2. jerziegrl Says:

    OH PLEASE DEAR GOD, someone must have a picture!?!?!?!

  3. jakeho Says:

    Jerziegrl, just click the “his virgin appearance on Fox News” link.

  4. jerziegrl Says:

    thanks! Not nearly as bad as I was expecting…I was picturing a “just for men” makeover.

  5. Shep: JD, “Don’t You Miss the Anchor Chair?” « Carpe Diem Says:

    [...] had asked the very question that many Roberts fans want to know. To wit, does the erstwhile silver-maned alpha anchor of CNN miss his old show and wish that he had a new one? Or, is he happy in his new role for now as a [...]

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