Go Wendy.

A tip of my cute little ballcap to Yinzernation for giving me the early heads up that my newscasting obsession Wendy Bell was promoted in the scuffle at WTAE that saw Scott Baker leaving the station after 13 years. No Jennifer Antkowiak-ish send off. No party. Buh-bye.

Harsh!

I don’t care though, because Wendy is finally getting more props for her hot self.

Bell is the big winner in the realignment, moving from her weekday morning news slot to co-anchor the 5 p.m. news with Michelle Wright and the 11 p.m. news with Mike Clark.

And she didn’t even have to show up naked at Market Square to get the promotion! I will say this, I certainly hope she puts in her new contract that she is no longer allowed to touch her own face or hair with any product or instrument. Get that girl a real makeup person stat!

I should remind you once again of the damage that happens when Wendy wears too much makeup.

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Yikes. And WTAE newscast lighting is way harsh as it is. I mean, I saw Sally Wiggin on air the other day and am pretty sure I saw a squirrel trying to claw its way out of the bags under her eyes.

Can’t they soften that shit up?





7 Comments

  1. Anti-Wendy
    June 6, 2006 5:05 pm

    Sorry PittGirl, Wendy is a beeeitch. She used to be very tight with Scott Baker until she stole his job. She is not well-liked at ‘TAE. She’s a backstabber. Re-think your “girl crush” . . .



  2. ditto anti-wendy
    June 6, 2006 9:04 pm

    i agree with anti-wendy. she’s a manipulator. wtae’s big mistake was letting go of baker — a seasoned newscaster, great on-camera reporting during breaking news, a fabulous writer and a person of integrity. the same cannot be said of wendy.



  3. pittgirl
    June 6, 2006 9:18 pm

    Well, in my defense, my liking of Wendy has nothing to do with her personality and everything to do with her looks. :)



  4. anti-baker
    June 7, 2006 9:28 am

    scott baker is a complete douche bag and an arrogant prick. he’s been on his way out for years and it has finally happened. ditto anti-wendy, aka scott baker, needs to get over it and stop cheating on his wife.



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  7. Deep Creek Fan
    August 10, 2006 9:13 am

    I must admit, I was not a fan of Scott Baker. He did deliver the news well but there was just something that told me he loved to be the center piece. I wish him well and I hope he finds a good match. He does have a place in broadcasting, just not in the Pittsburgh market.

    As for Wendy Bell, I find it amazing that she leaves three children at home to advance her own career. Her husband is a physician, they should not need the money. My guess is that she is setting the stage for when/if her husband takes another position in another city so she can showcase herself in footage. I knew from the very beginning that she was in the business just to advance herself. I don’t believe she is a team player. I feel sorry for Michelle. It appears that she truly loves Pittsburgh and my guess is that she will be gone which will be a very big loss.