We’ve heard rumors for quite a long time that reporters who sit at a news desk the entire time they’re on TV oftentimes choose not to wear pants. Instead, they wear shorts to be more comfortable. The idea seems far-fetched and sounds like one that a network wouldn’t go for, but apparently it’s not unheard of. Check out this picture of CSN Philly’s Darren Daulton wearing no pants, courtesy of Sports by Brooks.
Personally, I have no problem with it. If your boss says you can dress casually from the waist down, so be it. However, someone dropped the ball here and wasn’t on the same page with everyone else. I don’t know if it’s Daulton himself needing to tuck the leg in a little more or the cameraman shooting a bad angle. Either way, I’m sure there are pantsless broadcasters all over the nation shaking their heads in disgust.