txwharfrat+Jul 8 2005, 01:43 AM(txwharfrat @ Jul 8 2005, 01:43 AM)
That does not make me a stalker... just very impressed.
"Stalker-a-like" - not stalker!
None of us (I hope!) are Stalkers - just fans who'd like to see Anjali do well, having been impressed by her! (And I expect that if Anjali ever did a PA to "meet her fans" some of us might go and pay our respects and say hi ?!), but apparently this is unlikely as we are told this kind of thing is not likely, as she wants to keep her career/privacy separate - fair enough.
Some might ask if this is possible when you have chosen to appear nationally/internationally on TV as a presenter - but this is the same debate as Actors who are doing an entertainment job and don't expect their privacy to be invaded in their personal lives - and it goes without saying that Sky News presenters do not use the media to further their careers when it suits them - unlike actors.
Which brings us to Indomedia and his anjalirao.com fan tribute site - he was asked to take it down I think, as it was believed contacts who said they knew anjali (or knew of her opinions) said that she is a private person beyond her journalism career who does not want a fan-site, or increased exposure/coverage/career, and has no interest in divulging her, quite-righlty, private life - beyond the odd email or letter of thanks. So I think Indo took it down in respect for those wishes ?
Although I think we all agree that Anjali is stunning-looking, and that's what initially makes you watch her (if a man - or women too?) when flipping channels, etc., that is only the start: there is then that "something" in her natural, friendly style - or maybe it's just because she smiles more at the camera than other presenters ? Add a pure English public-school authoritative news presentation voice/intonation which completes the package - and this makes her far more unique - and watchable - ("listenable ?!") - than many other Sky news , or any - new presenters !
As said somewhere else on (yet another!) Anjali thread - (and have you noticed the number of threads where people say "who is this ?" and it turns out to be Anjali?! the most mentions/posts than any other presenter I reckon) - it has to be repeated - Anjali was looking/sounding particularly good recently during the Olympic overnight bid coverage the past week - may have had a bit of a break for R&R which has done her good ? Somebody was saying she may have lost weight which seems to have suited her - I'd agree. (Plus the too-short haircut has grown-out nicely now! Somewhere else I read that she may be, or have had, a baby recently - and the terms "mother is glowing" seem appropriate - if that is true ?
Well all I can say is, what with her increasing role on Five news sessions also, maybe Sky are giving Anjali the increased exposure whihc may mean she will get offers to move/do more in future - more power to her elbow if she wants to do it!
Maybe I could start a sub-thread here: suggest new career-progression journalism jobs Anjali should do next after Sky News?
My suggestions to start off:
- Sky News daytime presenter!
- move to BBC News 24 for a daytime sofa / desk slot!
- be the new face of ITN News presentation - they need
- present the BBC3 7pm News on the sofa with Patrick O'Connell, the current co-presenter (Paddy is formerly the BBC News24 World Business Report US finance reporter, before Liquid News and sometime LBC radio stand-in presenter!)
- Present Strictly Come Dancing and be the new Kaplinsky!
- How about presenting Countdown ?
- Or will Anjali end-up, like it seems they all do - on bid.tv shopping/auction channel - before moving to Big Game TV and presenting a premium-rate phone-oin lottery "interactive" rip-off money-making scheme.
P.S. Off-topic, but re. tv presenters: What happened to Sarah Hendy and the BBC3 Destination Three late night- "yoof" slots - BRING BACK THE FARSCAPE EPISODES THEY WERE SHOWING SUCCESSIVE NIGHTS WHICH MOVED TO AFTER Dr. Who - which has now ENDED !!!
P.P..S. How come none of these people talk about ME and *MY* career in the same way here ?!!? Lol
Cheers, Phae (a face for Radio - not TV!)