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->''"Stop the press! Who is ''that''?''"
-->-- '''ComicBook/TheJoker''', ''Film/{{Batman}}'', on photo-journalist Vicki Vale
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Perhaps it's their ability to uncover the truth about evil goings-on. Perhaps it's their brilliant research skills. More likely, it's a desire to do an exposé on them, finding out just what is under that lovely blouse.

Journalists who are attractive, basically.

A popular character in action movies and cop shows, as it's a good way to introduce a love interest who has a plausible reason for following the hero into danger. Sometimes overlaps with ActionGirl, though it predates the latter trope's popularity by a good many decades, as it was more acceptable for a woman to be a nosy Boswell than a butt-kicking Battle Babe.

Common characteristics of attractive female journalists are [[PluckyGirl an abundance of "moxie"]], with [[ShesGotLegs "gams-a-plenty" or "legs from here to Kalamazoo".]]

Can overlap with SchoolNewspaperNewshound if it's set in a school. See also IntrepidReporter and GoingForTheBigScoop... which is not about dating the reporter, but their tendency to seek out danger.

While generally good(ish), a minority of these characters turn out to be true villains. Generally this sort overlaps with TheVamp.

Title is JustForPun--[[DontExplainTheJoke a three way one on exclusive, catch and scoop-neck top]].


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Kazumi Asakura from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Always out for the latest scoop and never short of bare skin to show.
%%* Kinue Crossroad from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', [[spoiler: Who pays with her ''life''.]]
%%* Beltochika Irma, during the Dakar arc in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''.
%%* Miriallia Haww in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''.
* [[PunnyName Ketsuno Ana]] from ''{{Manga/Gintama}}'', a news reporter that Gintoki adores. [[spoiler: Her name is homonymous to the japanese word for anus.]]
%%* Kiyomi Takada in ''Manga/DeathNote''. More so in TheMovie.
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'', [[spoiler: Milly Ashford]] has the large chest in the series, provides lot of fanservice in most of the BonusMaterial, and becomes a hot TV host and news anchor after graduation.
%%* Natsuko Shouno from ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}''.
%%* Wolfgangina Lala Getto from ''Manga/ZombiePowder''.
* Partially, Miyako Sakuragawa from ''Manga/PrivatePrince''. She's pretty and busty, but her very relaxed fashion sense doesn't remark on this.
%%* Sybil from ''{{Black Magic M-66}}'' qualifies.
%%* Akari Tsukumo, older sister to protagonist Yuma Tsukumo in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', is a journalist. With just one good look at her in the manga, and this trope definitely applies.
%%* Aya Stanford in ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula SIN''.
%%* Rowena in the thirteenth ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movie.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/LoisLane, main love interest of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', who may be one of the earliest examples of the trope.
%%* Vicki Vale, particularly/ridiculously with Creator/FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobin'' take on her.
%%* Betty Brant from ''{{Spider-Man}}''. Also Norah Winters, who is very, ''very'' aware that she falls into this category.
* Iris West and Linda Park from ''Comicbook/TheFlash''. Both were reporters, love interests, and later wives of the second and third incarnations of the Flash respectively.
* Sundra Peale from ''Comicbook/{{Nexus}}''. Her job, at least initially, is as a reporter for [[FunWithAcronyms Binary Information Access Systems]] sent to interview Nexus, and she is also extremely beautiful and becomes Nexus' lover. [[spoiler:It turned out that she was actually a spy, and working as a reporter was just her cover identity.]] Nipsy Conniption is a more amoral example of this type, being a beautiful but unethical journalist.
%%* Seccotine from SpirouAndFantasio.
%%* Filthy assistants on ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' are reporters in training. Nothing about Yelena, but Shannon certainly qualifies because she is, well, a former stripper.
* Rick Horne in HarveyComicsBlackCat was a male example, being an intrepid newspaper journalist and radio reporter, as well as Black Cat's boyfriend.
* Franchise/ArchieComics has the male example of Kevin Keller.

* ''FanFic/ItsNotTheRaptorDNA''; one of the nosy reporters that sneaks onto Isla Nublar to get a good look at Elise the ''Indominus Rex'' (who has a cold at the time) tries to use her own looks to get an interview out of Owen. [[IgnoreTheFanservice Owen ignores her attempts]], and while she does bring up some valid points she's overshadowed by a video of Elise sneezing on her.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Roxanne Ritchi in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', being an {{Expy}} of Lois Lane, is an attractive television reporter.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Photo journalist Vicky Vale in the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie is the main female lead and love interest. The villain, The Joker, becomes obsessed with her.
* Literature/BridgetJones becomes this trope when she is hired at "Sit Up Britain" and was even [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] when she is promoted as the DistaffCounterpart to the "Smooth Guide."
* Katie Holmes' character in ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking'' used her attractiveness to get an exclusive interview with Nick Naylor. This leads to her being [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard discredited]] after she publishes the story when he reveals ([[MagnificentBastard without ever using her name]]) that she gained the "interview" through intimate means.
* The ''Vanity Fair'' reporter in ''Film/IronMan1''. This is the only reason Tony Stark talks to her in the first place.
-->'''Reporter:''' Do you ever lose an hour's sleep?\\
'''Stark:''' I could lose a few with you.\\
%%* Peggy Brandt (Amy Yasbeck) in ''Film/TheMask''.
* Summer, one of the potential love interests for the main character in ''Film/DefinitelyMaybe''.
%%* Suzanne Stone from ''Film/ToDieFor'' is a good example of the more amoral kind of Hot Scoop.
%%* Polly Perkins from ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' (2004).
* In the action movie ''Film/{{Metro}}'' (1997) the main character, Scott Roper, is dating a British photojournalist, Veronica "Ronnie" Tate.
%%* Asakawa Reiko in the Japanese horror film ''Film/{{Ringu}}'' and Rachel Keller in the American remake, ''Film/TheRing''.
* Martha Hackett (played by MarisaTomei) in ''The Paper''. Is a reporter for the eponymous newpaper, and is beautiful (did we mention she's played by Marisa Tomei?). When she phones her editor/husband with an actual hot scoop, he asks her "What are you wearing?"
* Hildy Johnson, the female lead of ''Film/HisGirlFriday'' is an attractive reporter.
* Kimberly Wells in ''Film/TheChinaSyndrome''. Deconstructed in a way, as her sexist boss relegates her to fluff pieces due to her attractiveness, never giving her the much-desired chance to cover serious news.
* Lexie in ''Film/{{Leatherheads}}'', who almost immediately becomes the object of a love triangle with Dodge and Carter.
* Gale Weathers in ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' series. She jokes in the first film that a survey was done that found she was most attractive to the 18-24 age range. The boys at the party get very excited when she shows up. She and Dewey become the franchise's OfficialCouple.
%%* The 1989 film ''Brenda Starr'' starring Brooke Shields as the intrepid reporter of comic strip fame.
%%* Besides Lois Lane in ''Film/SupermanReturns'', the Australian reporter played by Peta Wilson.
* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' takes this to the logical extreme, with the anchors on Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} being a hot chick in a bikini and [[WalkingShirtlessScene a male hunk with no shirt on]].
* Kitty Carmody in ''Film/FiveStarFinal'', who wears a low-cut top and deliberately [[ShowSomeLeg shows some leg]] when sitting down. All the male reporters gawk, and secretary Miss Taylor is disgusted that curvaceous Kitty got hired after a flat-chested reporter got fired.
* ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}''. Jeri Ryan is playing a news reporter.
-->''(to her cameraman)'' "Ready to go? Getting the crash? Getting the sunset? [[TheTriple Getting the tits?]]"

%%* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Susan Rodriguez.
%%* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'''s Sacharissa Cripslock grows out of her prim-and-properness into one of these... although she's actually only moderately attractive, but is stunningly beautiful ''when considered over several centuries''.
%%* Mary Frances Mulrooney from ''TheTakers'', a modern TwoFistedTale by Jerry Ahern.
%%* Kate Manzoni from ''The Light of Other Days''.
* Reporter Irene Beltrán from ''Literature/OfLoveAndShadows'', who is described as very beautiful - certainly enough so that Fransisco is enchanted [[LoveAtFirstSight when they first meet]].
* ''Literature/TheManWhoBroughtTheDodgersBackToBrooklyn'':
** The narrator wastes no time in telling us about how attractive female reporter Oran Ellis is, and explains that her good looks (and moxie) were why he first approached her.
** Also a female reporter named Patty Sides, who is described as nothing more than a bleached-blonde bubblehead with a low neckline exposing cleavage. The trope is discussed because of Patty; Oran rants about how, from an insider perspective, television news prefers looks over honest and intelligent journalism.
* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', Sacharissa Cripslock fulfils this role on the Ankh-Morpork Times.
* In ''Literature/TheScarecrow'', new cub reporter Angela Cook is a hot blonde. Jack [=McEvoy=], the crime beat IntrepidReporter whom Angela is replacing, ruefully notes that her good looks will be of benefit to her when having to deal with the LAPD.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "The Model Teacher", an attractive reporter sets her sights on Mr. Boynton, while aiming a series of [[DamnedByFaintPraise casual insults]] at Miss Brooks.
* There's FanService first, news second ''Naked News'', "the program with nothing to hide". Its attractive female anchors perform stripteases as they present the news, and often tape segments at nude beaches and resorts, and even on the streets interviewing pedestrians, since it is legal to be topless in Canada.
%%* Chloë Sullivan from ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', and later Lois Lane.
%%* Danny Concannon from ''TheWestWing'' is arguably a male version of this trope, down to dating CJ.
%%* Angela Heaney and Marianne Swift from ''TheThickOfIt''.
%%* Jackie from ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''AshesToAshes''. Bonus points for being Scottish and all the UST with the show's [[DaChief chief]] CowboyCop, Gene Hunt. Between the series, they even had a one-night stand...[[spoiler:or so Jackie pretends when she's ''pregnant'', for the lulz.]]
%%* In the series ''Series/TheCape'', cyber-sleuth/blogger [[SummerGlau Orwell.]]
%%* Shauna Malwae-Tweep from ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''.
%%* Jennifer Horton and Jack Deveraux on ''DaysOfOurLives''
* Sandra Sultry from ''Series/TheWedge'' (a parody of RealLife Australian news presenter Sandra Sully). Sultry delivers breathless monlogues to camera while leaning forward in a low-cut top.
%%* Will Tippin in ''Series/{{Alias}}''. This was Bradley Cooper's breakout role, leading to film stardom and the title of ''People'' Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2011.
%%* Christine Hill in the fourth season of ''Series/{{Dexter}}''.
* Sloan Sabbith from ''Series/TheNewsroom''. She's [[HiredForTheirLooks hired explicitly for her looks]], though she ''does'' have two [=PhDs=]; Mackenzie admits that she'd be passing over better-qualified economists who aren't as hot, but also assures Sloan that she wouldn't hire her if she ''weren't'' qualified as well as attractive.
* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' has the intrepid [[GenderFlip Freddie Lounds]], who's certainly looks-wise a cut above her male counterpart in the books. She's still an unscrupulous tabloid reporter, and still a [[HateSink real dick]].
* Beth Turner in ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'', a hot young blonde who's always on the scene. In the pilot, she even makes a comment to the cameraman about needing her "money shot" and then immediately realizing that she has already become a media whore.
* Miss Chambers in ''Series/BabylonFive'' Lost Tales deliberately puts her tiny camera lens next to her cleavage to ensure her male (and married) interview subject (John Sheridan) will be looking at the camera. She tells him this outright when he asks where the camera is.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Robin Scherbatsky, even to the point of being a ProudBeauty. Though she stars off on lousy morning news shows, she does end up at 24 hour network WWN.
* Andrea Skopcova from ''Series/CasesOfTheFirstDepartment'' is a very attractive TV reporter, specializing in yellow journalism and crime. She is a single mother of two and secretly dates cptn. Petr Andel who works at the homicide department. She's slightly unusual in that she has a mole in the Police Department who gives her information on open cases, and her segments on the news often complicate investigation. She is also willing to make morally wrong reports, like accusing an honest cop of being dirty. She did it because her boss was not satisfied with her work that has been portraying the Police as helpful public service.
* Hector from ''Series/TheHour'', who was chosen over Freddie because of his looks and charisma, despite Freddie being a far more qualified journalist. While Hector is hardly unqualified, he is no Freddie-reveals-a-government-conspiracy-per-season-Lyon.
* Phoebe Halliwell in ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' flirts with this occasionally. Although she's primarily an advice columnist, some episodes do show her doing some investigative journalism. She's also very popular with men, one episode getting her persuaded to do a sexy photoshoot to take advantage of this trope.
* In the ScyFy Channel B monster movie ''Sharktopus vs. Pterracuda'', the female reporter who is hell-bent on covering the story at any cost is referred to a couple of times (by herself) as attractive. There is also not a single moment when she's on camera where her cleavage ''isn't'' visible.

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%%* The ''Brenda Starr, Reporter'' strip from the 1940s put this trope on center stage.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{WWE}} has often loved to hire a beautiful woman to act as a backstage interviewer. Lilian Garcia was the first notable example, though she eventually switched to ring announcer. Wrestling/MariaKanellis and Wrestling/EveTorres began as this but transitioned to in-ring performers. Notably while still interviewers, they also participated in {{Fanservice}} segments like pillow fights and costume contests.
* Wrestling/{{TNA}} had Crystal Louthan, Lauren Brooke, Leticia Cline and Christy Hemme as backstage interviewers. All very attractive and three out of four were Playboy playmates.
* Jenny Cash in FCW was notable in that HotScoop was her actual gimmick; rather than being an interviewer, she hosted a weekly 'Express News & Gossip' segment. She was also a former model and Playboy playmate (as well as being [[BeautyBrainsAndBrawn a qualified lawyer]]).
* Renee Young is the most notable modern WWE example. She's unique in that she was trained in broadcast journalism and has remained in such a role - rather than transitioning to wrestling like other Divas. She began as an NXT backstage interviewer and quickly got upgraded to commentator and hostess for other WWE programming. She's a huge EnsembleDarkhorse presumably due to this trope's effect on fans.
* La Morena showed no shame showing this was her opinion of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVwUWMdv9iI Contralona PR]]'s reporter, making interviewing her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aakAuugJxM a discomfort]] to him.
* On NXT (after Renee Young got upgraded to the main roster) Devin Taylor fills this role. She's a former print model and also a qualified broadcast journalist, making her an example in real life too.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Scarlet Lake in ''AlphaProtocol'' who's accomplished photojournalist and [[RomanceSidequest potential love interest]] for Mike. Though she gets offended if you complement her looks over her skills as a journalist. [[spoiler: [[TheMole She is really working]] as a [[HiredGuns contract killer]] for Halbech, even assassinating the President of Taiwan. ]]
%%* Jade from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' is a freelance photographer who works for an underground newspaper trying to expose the corrupt military government running the planet Hillys.
%%* [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench Nico Collard]] from the ''BrokenSword'' series.
* Rebecca Chang from ''VideoGame/DeadRising2''. Most of her introductory cutscenes consist of her waving her butt and tits in the hero's face while going on about GoingForTheBigScoop. This may or may not have multiple meanings.
%%* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' has Eliza Cassan, though [[spoiler: she is actually an AI construct.]]
%%* Shoji from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor''.
%%* Madison Paige from ''VideoGame/HeavyRain''. [[spoiler: Her scenes mostly consist of FanDisservice, like when she's nearly raped at gunpoint.]]
%%* Rochelle from ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''.
%%* Maya Amano from ''{{Persona 2}}''.
%%* Ran Hibiki from the ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' games.
%%* Jane Valderama from ''SaintsRow2''.
%%* Ulala and Pudding in ''SpaceChannel5''.
* Kate Lockwell in ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', later promoted to lead anchor. Apparently the Crown Prince has a crush on her.
* Aya Shameimaru from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', the cute one-girl newspaper reporting/writing/publishing Tengu of Gensokyo, as well as her newcomer rival Hatate.
* Elena Fisher from the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series, female lead and love interest for the main character Nathan.
%%* Ms. Ellet from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'', combined with IntrepidReporter. Of course, there really aren't that many ugly characters in this game.
%%* Carley from ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead''. It helps that she's [[CaptainErsatz suspiciously similar]] to the previously mentioned Rebecca Chang.
* Mika Huy from ''VideoGame/RealityOnTheNorm'', freelance as a paparazzi. In the third game featuring her (''I Spy III''), she wears nothing but a bikini throughout the entire game [[{{Fanservice}} for no reason whatsoever]].
%%* Rachel Priest from ''VideoGame/CriminalCase''.
%%* Piper Wright from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}''

* Carol from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''. In her first story arc, she even complains about the short skirts required by her station's dress code.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/{{Femmegasm}}'' with Fizzy [=McBeer=], whose interviewees are frequently [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted by]] her GagBoobs.
%%* The three female leads of ''Webcomic/{{LCD}}'' all qualify.
* ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'' has Erin Winters, who has already appeared in the predecessor comic ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' as an awkward teenager and [[SheIsAllGrownUp is all grown up]] now. Jack describes her as being [[PrecociousCrush "sort of hot" and having "hot eyes"]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
%%* Nellie Brie in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: The Mystery of the Night Monster''.
* April O'Neil from the 80's ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon (pictured in the page image) has had Donatello, Michelangelo, Vernon, Rat King, and Shredder lusting after her at various times, DependingOnTheWriter.
* Daisy Duck in ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' attracts attention from more would-be suitors than just Donald, leading to several episodes where Donald is actively competing for her affection with other characters.
%%* Grace Ryan from ''FriskyDingo''.
%%* Ann Gora from ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''.
%%* Get past the over-the-top 1980s fashions, and this trope definitely applies to Lyn-Z of WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}.
* On ''WordGirl,'' the title character has a crush on [[SchoolNewspaperNewshound Todd "Scoops" Ming]]. Of course, fifth-grade boys aren't exactly the norm for this trope.
* An early ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode gave Meg a crush on the local anchor Tom Tucker.
* Shandra Jimenez from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''
* Blaineley from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' combines this trope with EvilIsSexy.