Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dana King explains why she decided to go gray



Dana King ... Before and After
For the past two months, viewers of KPIX's "Eyewitness News" at 6 and 11 have been watching Dana King's hair turn gray. The change has been gradual, not sudden like when Bob Barker in 1987 went from dark to gray overnight.

Last night, King explained her decision after doing a story about why people decide to stop coloring her hair. She explained that she had been coloring her hair for 20 years.

"For me, it was a decision about matching my looks with my experience," said King, 50 51.

It's a risky move in a business that worships youth. But she said the response from viewers have been overwhelming. She held up a stack of email printouts and said she's received more correspondence on this subject than on anything else she's ever done in the news business.

She said many viewers asked about her health. She said she's in good health.

She said that more than 99% of the e-mails were positive. Here's a link to her story and links to the conversations on Facebook and Twitter. And here's a Q&A media blogger Rich Lieberman did with King in March.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dana looks stunning!

Of course, the fact that she has such an amazing complexion doesn't hurt!

Anonymous said...

Hear, hear ... Dana is the goddess of local TV anchors, grey or not.

dana king said...

not to split hairs ...sorry...couldn't help myself but i am 51, not 50. that's so last year:-)

Anonymous said...

She looks good. Very sexy..

Anonymous said...

It looks awful like someone dropped a bucket of snow on her head

Anonymous said...

It looks awful like someone dropped a bucket of snow on her head

Anonymous said...

I think it fills her face with light and brings out her eyes. Inspiring!

Anonymous said...

I think it fills her face with light and brings out her eyes. Inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Dana king still looks sexy...grey hair or not...fuck the haters!!