Whither the TV news anchor?


In a piece in the New Republic, former Inquirer reporter Michael Schaffer explores the growing small-town obsession with their local news reporters, profiling the Larry Mendte and Alycia Lane scandal to argue that these many U.S. cities “outside Los Angeles, New York, or Washington” lionize their TV anchors in the absence of “real” celebrities.

(Yes, Philadelphia is a small town.)