June 3, 2014
As the hardreading staff mentioned earlier, former WCVB morning minx Bianca de la Garza bid Boston ad-ieu in the local dailies on Sunday. Our post generated two Facebook comments from opposite ends of the spectrum.
Really admire her – smart, beautiful, hard-working. But who wrote this? Imagine a girl from Milton, graduate of Emerson in local television? Look around B, Emerson is a broadcasting powerhouse, and Milton ain’t the sticks.
Who picked that outfit? Not to be a prude, but: What does that neckline have to do with journalism?
Okay so today, Bianca got some love from Track Gal Gayle Fee at the Boston Herald and this version of the non-journalistic neckline could easily bring a blush to the face(book) of the latter commenter.
File Under: Hot News.
June 3, 2014
From our Late to the Going-Away Party desk
The hardreading staff was out of two-daily-town over the weekend, so we missed Bianca de la Garza’s farewell tour in the local dailies on Sunday.
But we must say, it was impressive.
Boston Globe ad (in two easy-to-read pieces):
Slightly less impressive Boston Herald ad:
Most impressive: That the ads appeared at all.
Lucky gal, Bianca.
February 5, 2014
It’s a regular Galathon at the feisty local tabloid today. Start, appropriately, with Page One.
Because the Herald has a new Race for Governor Poll to tout, it splashes the gubernatorial hopefuls across four pages inside (note that Martha Coakley gets the Inexplicable Green 1- good luck?).
A few pages later, it’s the other cover gal in the spotlight.
Here’s the nut graf:
“This is one of the best days of my life,” [de la Garza] said. “You’re just going to see me in a
totally new way. Under the news umbrella, I can only really do so much. So it’ll be a little bit more unfiltered. Let’s call it Bianca unanchored.”
And here’s video of de la Garza talking about her new Lucky Gal Productions, which will produce the as-yet-unnamed “late-night, personality-driven program [focusing] on Boston’s celebrity, fashion and nightlife scene.”
It’ll be interesting to see if de la Garza follows the lead of Style Boston, the largely unwatchable show that’s just advertising in TV-magazine drag. She’ll be a Lucky Gal if she can avoid that.
October 30, 2012
The Boston Herald’s coverage of the local Hurricane Sandy coverage is all about The Dress.
From the Track Gals (and Megan!):
Bianca de la Garza’s dress weathers storm
The local TV stations were whipped into an 81 mph frenzy by Hurricane Sandy yesterday, and while the record barometric pressure, killer tides and flying projectiles were all very interesting, inside the Track Shack we were most mesmerized by Bianca de la Garza’s red dress.
Channel 5’s morning anchor reported for duty looking like she had just come from da club, in a slinky, skin-tight red number with cutaway cleavage that came to a knot at her shoulder. Va, va voom!
Meanwhile, the rest of the journalism world was in hurricane drag, as The Track helpfully illustrated in this side-by-side composite:
That’s (top to bottom) WHDH’s Victoria Block, WHDH’s Steve Cooper, and WCVB’s Susan Wornick, for those of you keeping score at home.
And speaking of keeping score, the hardreading staff checked the Boston Globe, but they apparently pulled their reporters off the Bianca beat.
Once again, the Track stands alone.