Action Girl, 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 an abundance of "moxie", with "gams-a-plenty" or "legs from here to Kalamazoo". Can overlap with School Newspaper Newshound if it's set in a school. See also Intrepid Reporter and Going for the Big Scoop... 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 The Vamp. Title is Just for Pun—a three way one on exclusive, catch and scoop-neck top.
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- Kazumi Asakura from Mahou Sensei Negima!. Always out for the latest scoop and never short of bare skin to show.
- Ketsuno Ana from Gintama, a news reporter that Gintoki adores. Her name is homonymous to the japanese word for anus.
- In Code Geass R2, Milly Ashford has the large chest in the series, provides lot of fanservice in most of the Bonus Material, and becomes a hot TV host and news anchor after graduation.
- Partially, Miyako Sakuragawa from Private Prince. She's pretty and busty, but her very relaxed fashion sense doesn't remark on this.
- Iris West and Linda Park from The Flash. Both were reporters, love interests, and later wives of the second and third incarnations of the Flash respectively.
- Sundra Peale from Nexus. Her job, at least initially, is as a reporter for Binary Information Access Systems sent to interview Nexus, and she is also extremely beautiful and becomes Nexus' lover. 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.
- It's not the Raptor DNA; 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. Owen ignores her attempts, and while she does bring up some valid points she's overshadowed by a video of Elise sneezing on her.
Films — Animated
Films — Live-Action
- Photo journalist Vicky Vale in the 1989 Batman movie is the main female lead and love interest. The villain, The Joker, becomes obsessed with her.
- Bridget Jones becomes this trope when she is hired at "Sit Up Britain" and was even lampshaded when she is promoted as the Distaff Counterpart to the "Smooth Guide."
- Katie Holmes' character in Thank You For Smoking used her attractiveness to get an exclusive interview with Nick Naylor. This leads to her being discredited after she publishes the story when he reveals (without ever using her name) that she gained the "interview" through intimate means.
- The Vanity Fair reporter in Iron Man. 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.
[Cut To Sex]
- Summer, one of the potential love interests for the main character in Definitely, Maybe.
- In the action movie Metro (1997) the main character, Scott Roper, is dating a British photojournalist, Veronica "Ronnie" Tate.
- Martha Hackett (played by Marisa Tomei) 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 His Girl Friday is an attractive reporter.
- Kimberly Wells in The China Syndrome. 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 Leatherheads, who almost immediately becomes the object of a love triangle with Dodge and Carter.
- Gale Weathers in 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 Official Couple.
- Idiocracy takes this to the logical extreme, with the anchors on Fox News being a hot chick in a bikini and a male hunk with no shirt on.
- Julia Roberts' character in I Love Trouble is a newspaper reporter who is as attractive as Julia Roberts.
- Dracula 2000. Jeri Ryan is playing a news reporter.
(to her cameraman) "Ready to go? Getting the crash? Getting the sunset? Getting the tits?"
- According to the interviews, Ginny Weasley ultimately grows into this in Harry Potter. More exactly, she becomes a professional Quidditch player, and then a Quidditch reporter after retirement. She also ends up married to Harry.
- Reporter Irene Beltrán from Of Love And Shadows, who is described as very beautiful - certainly enough so that Fransisco is enchanted when they first meet.
- The Man Who Brought The Dodgers Back To Brooklyn:
- 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.
Live Action TV
- 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.
- Sandra Sultry from The Wedge (a parody of Real Life Australian news presenter Sandra Sully). Sultry delivers breathless monlogues to camera while leaning forward in a low-cut top.
- Sloan Sabbith from The Newsroom. She's 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.
- Hannibal has the intrepid 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 real dick.
- Beth Turner in 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 Babylon 5 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.
- How I Met Your Mother: Robin Scherbatsky, even to the point of being a Proud Beauty. Though she stars off on lousy morning news shows, she does end up at 24 hour network WWN.
- Andrea Skopcova from Cases of the 1st Department 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 The Hour, 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 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 Scy Fy 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.
- 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. Maria Kanellis and Eve Torres 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.
- 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 Hot Scoop 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 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 Ensemble Darkhorse presumably due to this trope's effect on fans.
- 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.
- Scarlet Lake in Alpha Protocol who's accomplished photojournalist and potential love interest for Mike. Though she gets offended if you complement her looks over her skills as a journalist. She is really working as a contract killer for Halbech, even assassinating the President of Taiwan.
- Rebecca Chang from Dead Rising 2. Most of her introductory cutscenes consist of her waving her butt and tits in the hero's face while going on about Going for the Big Scoop. This may or may not have multiple meanings.
- Kate Lockwell in StarCraft II, later promoted to lead anchor. Apparently the Crown Prince has a crush on her.
- Aya Shameimaru from Touhou, the cute one-girl newspaper reporting/writing/publishing Tengu of Gensokyo, as well as her newcomer rival Hatate.
- Elena Fisher from the Uncharted series, female lead and love interest for the main character Nathan.
- Carol from El Goonish Shive. In her first story arc, she even complains about the short skirts required by her station's dress code.
- Parodied in Femmegasm with Fizzy McBeer, whose interviewees are frequently distracted by her Gag Boobs.
- April O'Neil from the 80's 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, Depending on the Writer.
- Daisy Duck in Quack Pack 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.
- On WordGirl, the title character has a crush on Todd "Scoops" Ming. Of course, fifth-grade boys aren't exactly the norm for this trope.
- An early Family Guy episode gave Meg a crush on the local anchor Tom Tucker.
- Shandra Jimenez from Gravity Falls
- Blaineley from Total Drama combines this trope with Evil Is Sexy.