National Survey Inspired by Tina Fey Comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Reveals America’s Favorite Female Broadcast Journalists

Respondents Also Choose Bravest, Classiest and Sassiest Television

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#WTF–In honor of the home entertainment debut of the smart and satirical
comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot starring Tina Fey as a broadcast
journalist, National Research Group (a Stagwell Company) conducted an
online survey on behalf of Paramount Pictures among a nationally
representative sample of U.S. residents to elicit opinions about female
journalists who appear on broadcast and cable news programs.

Respondents, all of whom watch national broadcast or cable news at least
once per week, chose Diane Sawyer as their favorite on-air reporter,
followed closely by Barbara Walters, Katie Couric and Robin Roberts. All
four were selected as top favorites regardless of respondents’ political
party affiliation; however Republicans also chose Megyn Kelly as a
favorite and Democrats added Lisa Ling. All respondents considered
Sawyer, Walters, Couric and Roberts the most trustworthy.

Respondents’ top picks for “great interviewer” were Barbara Walters and
Diane Sawyer. Those surveyed also described Walters, Sawyer, Lisa Ling,
Rachel Maddow and Christiane Amanpour as “intelligent.”

The “classiest” broadcast journalists were Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric
and Barbara Walters, while the “sassiest” was Megyn Kelly and the most
“down to earth” was Robin Roberts. Most often described as “brave” were
Robin Roberts, Lisa Ling, Christiane Amanpour and Lara Logan.
Respondents most often cited Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren and Rachel
Maddow as “opinionated.”

Based on real-life reporter Kim Barker’s revealing and funny memoir
about covering the war beat in the Middle East, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
is a sharp and savvy take on combat journalists as well as an
illuminating story of self-discovery. The film follows Kim (Tina Fey) as
she decides to shake things up by taking a dangerous assignment in
Afghanistan. There, in the midst of chaos, Kim discovers her true
strength as she risks it all to find the next big story. Whiskey
Tango Foxtrot
arrives on Digital HD today and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack
June 28.


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devices and emerging technologies.


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Brenda Ciccone,