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WCCO Anchor Amelia Santaniello Faces Viewer Backlash Over Fashion Choice


Twin Cities viewers sounded off last week over a jacket worn by fashion-forward WCCO anchor Amelia Santaniello (above).

Santaniello, who has been with the CBS O&O since 1996, wore a white trenchcoat-like jacket with baggy sleeves that caused one viewer to send her a critical email before the 6:00 p.m. newscast was even over and others to contact the local newspaper.

“I need to check things out before I wear them on air. Sometimes it doesn’t translate,” Santaniello told the Star-Tribune. “Can’t win them all, right?”

While Santaniello seems apologetic about her choice in attire that night, local fashion experts have defended the jacket.

“I love Amelia because she takes more fashion chances,” said Sara Glassman of the Star-Tribune. “She’s definitely the fashion-forward person among Twin Cities female anchors.”

What do you think?  Should anchors be allowed to make daring fashion decisions or should they stick to the conventional suit jacket?  Sound off in the comments section…

Here’s video of Santaniello wearing the polarizing white jacket…

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